SEA-BEANS FROM THE TROPICS: A Collector's Guide to Sea-Beans and Other Tropical Drift on Atlantic Shores

Author(s)

Perry IV, Edward L.

Dennis, John V.

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2003

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

232

1-57524-181-1

C

$36.25

Description

Reviews

Atlantic Coast beaches offer a variety of souvenirs and curiosities to those beachgoers that care to look.  Shells have long been treasured finds, and their descriptions are well documented in a variety of books and guides.  But what about the other things found on the beach?  These are the things that drift in the ocean and are carried in with the winds: sea-beans, spirula, mermaid's purses, and other tropical treasures.  This book references them in a convenient form for the beachcomber, while keeping the oceanographer and botanist in mind.  Interesting descriptions of each sea-bean species, or other drift treasure, and 175 color photographs make this book a valuable collector's guide.  Perry and Dennis provide the results of a 30-year study on sea-bean flotation tests.  No other book combines personal experience, use of color photography identifications, and the scientific field of botany into a complete, friendly user's guide for identifying sea-beans and other drift from the sea.

"… a wonderful resource that uncovers every aspect of sea-beans, from the roles   of currents and early uses to collecting and polishing what you find…a brilliant body of effort with the heart being the descriptive species catalog." -- www.ecobeetle, September 2003

"… a well-organized primer with eight chapters on everything you ever wanted to know about sea-beans, but were unsure of whom to ask--the history and early uses of sea-beans, growing them, polishing them, how to build a collection, as well as where and when to search for them…hundreds of beautiful color pictures will leave no doubt about whether that thing you just found is truly an exotic sea pod that has drifted over the undulating sea from the Caribbean or whether it's a bolt from an old boat engine." -- Cathy Mathias, Florida Today, October 5, 2003

•Ordering Information and Policy Page•

Please note that this website is designed for informational purposes only about our products and is not intended as an e-commerce site. Prices are subject to change without notice. Shipping and special handling are not included. Krieger Publishing is the sole source for its products unless otherwise noted. Net prices shown are based on net realized return and do not indicate list prices or retail prices. Contact us for more information.

•Krieger Information Request Form•

A form that you can use to request book price verification and shipping charges, as well as, inquire on titles of interest. Please remember to include your address and phone information so we may contact you if there are any questions. And don't forget that our TOLL FREE ORDER LINE is available in the U.S.

Ordering Information and Policy Page
Krieger Publishing Company
1725 Krieger Drive • Malabar, Florida 32950  U.S.A.
U.S. Toll Free:
1-800-724-0025 • Phone: (321) 724-9542 • Fax: (321) 951-3671
E-mail: info@krieger-publishing.com

Please note that this website is designed for informational purposes only, about our products and, is not intended as an e-commerce site. Prices are subject to change without notice. Shipping and special handling are not included. Krieger Publishing is the sole source for its products unless otherwise noted. Net prices shown are based on net realized return and do not indicate list prices or retail prices. Contact us for more information.

Revised 1/26/2017