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Published: August 2020
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Published By: Profile Books
 
Published: 04-Aug-2020
Format: Hardback, 192 pages, 133x191mm
ISBN: 9781788165464
Stock Code: 8165464
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A beautifully illustrated little book that will open your eyes at the seaside.A beautifully illustrated little book that will open your eyes at the seaside.
Seaweed is so familiar and yet its names - pepper dulse, sea lettuce, bladderwrack - are largely unknown to us.

In this short, exquisitely illustrated portrait, the Dutch poet and artist Miek Zwamborn shares her discoveries of its history, culture and use, from the Neolithic people of the Orkney Islands to sushi artisans in modern Japan. Seaweed troubled Columbus on his voyages across the Atlantic, intrigued von Humboldt in the Sargasso Sea and inspired artists from Hokusai to Matisse. Covering seaweed's collection by Victorians, its adoption into fashion and dance and its potential for combating climate change, and with a fabulous series of recipes based around the 'truffles of the sea', this is a wonderful gift for every nature lover's home.