Exploring the Cornish Coast

David Chap­man

Exploring the Cornish Coast coverCorn­wall is almost sur­roun­ded by sea. Some 300 miles of coast includes majestic cliffs, sheltered har­bours, creeks and estu­ar­ies, and mag­ni­fi­cent beaches. This book focuses on the dif­fer­ent types of coastal hab­itat – their geo­graphy, geo­logy and wildlife.

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David Chap­man is pas­sion­ate about the pro­tec­tion of our wild places, and is a former trustee of the Corn­wall Wild­life Trust. He is a pro­fes­sional pho­to­grapher and writer, and the author of Wild about Corn­wall, Pen­with Moods, Birds of Corn­wall and the Isles of Scilly, Wild­flowers of Corn­wall and the Isles of Scilly, St Ives and St Ives Bay, Inspir­a­tional Islands: The Isles of Scilly, A Cornish Year, Walk­ing in Pen­with, Pho­to­graph­ing Corn­wall and Walk­ing on the Liz­ard, and pho­to­grapher for Iconic Corn­wall. His work is fea­tured reg­u­larly in magazines, and his pho­to­graphs are stocked by a num­ber of pho­to­graphic lib­rar­ies. David has twice won double awards from the Out­door Writers & Pho­to­graph­ers Guild for Pho­to­graphy and Excel­lence in Writ­ing, and his pho­to­graphs reg­u­larly win com­pet­i­tions at both local and national levels.

Explor­ing the Cornish Coast is pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series.

  • Intro­duc­tion
  • About this Book
  • Rock Pools
  • Beaches and Sand Dunes
  • The Strand­line
  • Estu­ary and Creek
  • Cliff and Heath
  • Lichens of the Shore
  • Places Good for Coastal Wildlife
  • Index
  • Organ­iz­a­tions and Groups

ISBN: 9780906720561
1st edi­tion
128 pages
204 col­our pho­to­graphs
150 x 153 mm

I par­tic­u­larly like the Coast pub­lic­a­tion, which aims to intro­duce the nature of the Cornish coast­line, from how it was ori­gin­ally formed to what lives there now. Rock pools, beaches and sand dunes, estu­ary and creek, and cliff and heath. They are all there in this book’ (The Cornish­man, 17.04.08)

packed with fant­astic images and clear inform­a­tion … com­pact enough to carry around on a day out …
‘David has an ultra-​​keen eye and a real pas­sion for his sub­ject.’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 26.04.08)

Yet again, in this new book “Explor­ing the Cornish Coast” the author (with the help of some exquis­ite pho­to­graphy) has manged to pro­duce some­thing very spe­cial and refresh­ing. Record­ing this county’s won­der­ful coast­line in such a won­der­ful way must have been quite a daunt­ing chal­lenge, given the pleth­ora of works/​images that exist, but what a res­ult!
‘You really must buy this one for the book­shelf.’ (Nigel Bur­nett, Dir­ector, Tre­bah Garden Trust, 29.04.08)

a more-​​ish, styl­ish guide laid out with a sim­pli­city and struc­ture that makes it almost as pleas­ur­able to look at as the Cornish coast itself. …
‘The over­all effect is intel­li­gent, under­stated and eleg­ant – so much so that it makes you long for 5pm and the quick­est road to the coast.
‘… ideal for ruck­sacks or pouches – extremely good value for the great wealth of inform­a­tion and enjoy­ment provided.’ (Celeste Gagnon, Pro­ject Man­ager, Mylor Yacht Har­bour Ltd., 06.05.08)

David wisely refrains from over­whelm­ing us with too much tech­nical inform­a­tion. Instead he provides us with all we need to know as starters. … col­our pho­to­graphs alone are superb: fully indexed with all man­ner of extra inform­a­tion’ (The Cornish­man, 01.05.08)

A per­fect size and shape to fit into any day bag, the book feels hard­wear­ing and solid. …
‘If you want to impress your trav­el­ling friends and fam­ily with Latin names from Actinia frag­acea to Xanthoria pari­entina it’s all there … Every page gives an eas­ily diges­ted amount of inform­a­tion’ (The Sus­tain­able Trust, 08.05.08)

inform­at­ive and … crammed with bril­liant pho­to­graphs. … con­veni­ent for a large pocket, … with just the right amount of inform­a­tion …
‘Cat­egor­ised in a man­ner that makes it very easy to use in a par­tic­u­lar area, non-​​specialist lan­guage is used to high­light everything for the con­veni­ence of an exper­i­enced ama­teur.’ (Vital­ity Mat­ters, June 2008)

… this excel­lent guide gives details of cliffs, dunes, beaches, estu­ar­ies and rock pools. There is a list of places which give good sites for par­tic­u­lar spe­cies. Not just fant­astic pho­tos, but unusu­ally for this type of guide, excel­lent for iden­ti­fic­a­tion.’ (South West Coast Path Asso­ci­ation News, Sum­mer 2008)

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