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ISBN13: 9780810955332
ISBN10: 0810955334
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Walking along the water's edge, who among us has not stopped to admire the evocatively patterned, shaped, and multihued stones that beckon? Fun to collect and free for the taking, beach stones are objects of contemplation, beauty, and sentiment. This exquisite volume-at once a gorgeous art book and a nature guide-presents more than 200 exceptional stones from around the world and describes the fascinating natural processes that produced them.

Photographer and installation artist Josie Iselin, who uses a flatbed scanner to generate her imagery, has arranged these stones with great artistry, and nature writer Margaret Carruthers yields their secrets, revealing, for instance, that a pebble from Maine was created 400 million years ago during the birth of a great mountain range. Art lovers and beachcombing spirits everywhere will cherish this gift book.

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This exquisite volume--at once a gorgeous art book and a nature guide--presents more than 200 exceptional stones from around the world and describes the fascinating natural processes that produced them. Art lovers and beachcombing spirits everywhere will cherish this gift book.

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SueB, January 15, 2007 (view all comments by SueB)
For anyone who has ever picked up a stone from the beach and wondered about the journey of the stone from someplace deep in the mountains to the ocean shore, this is a book to provide some answers and open the world of possibilities. The photographs are lovely and the text is inviting and informative.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810955332
Author:
Iselin, Josephine Lea
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Photographer:
Iselin, Josephine Lea
Author:
Carruthers, Margaret W.
Author:
Iselin, Josephine Lea
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Photography of rocks.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Iselin, Josie
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Photography-Nature and Landscape
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.34x7.34x.65 in. 1.06 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , This exquisite volume--at once a gorgeous art book and a nature guide--presents more than 200 exceptional stones from around the world and describes the fascinating natural processes that produced them. Art lovers and beachcombing spirits everywhere will cherish this gift book.
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