Rockpooling is one of life's pleasures - jelly shoes skating over wet bladderwrack in search of crabs and anenomes. But what of the bladderwrack itself, or any of the other multifarious sea plants we see wafting in the moving tides?
In 'The Seaweed Collector's Handbook' Dutch poet & artist Miek Zwamborn presents us with a rich cultural, historical, and natural history of these truffles of the sea. Inside we roam the ages and the continents, from the neolithic peoples of the Orkney Islands to the sushi artisans of modern Japan. We see how it has inspired famous artists, find its presence in early photographic cyanotypes and ponder its potential as a combatant to climate change.
A beautifully designed hardback, full of illustrations and insight and a real eye-opener.