The Seaweed Collector’s Handbook

Miek Zwamborn

£12.99

Beautifully illustrated, this will open your eyes at the seaside

Hardback

Nature & Environment > Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9781788165464

Published July 2020

192 pages

Description

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.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm