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CAMERON, Silver Donald. The Living Beach. Toronto : Macmillan Canada, (1998). First Printing. Pp (10),-246. 8vo, orange-brown cloth. "Intrigued by a scientist who talked as though the beaches were alive, Silver Donald Cameron took himself off to examine beaches around North America. [...] Cameron's inquiries took him first to the gray sand of Pondville Beach, near his home in Isle Madame, Cape Breton Island. He roved south to Miami Beach and west to the coasts of Oregon and California. While reporting on the idiosyncrasies of a variety of beaches, he takes us on an exploration of the elements that make a beach what it is - the nature of the waves, the origins of the sand, and the wild diversity of often bizarre plants and animals that live there." - from the dj. Chapters: Gaia's Fingernail; The Sea and the Waves; The Sand and the Shore; Rising Sea and Rolling Islands; The Animate Beach; The Human Beach; The Armored Beach; The Politics of the Beach; The Living Beach. With bibliography and index. With other shorter pieces including The Celtic Mass for the Sea (pp.222-226, on Scott Macmillan's musical composition); Le Concours National des Chateaux du Sable (pp.55-58). Very good industjacket. 20.00
Title: Living Beach. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Macmillan Canada, Toronto, 1998, ISBN:0771575556:
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