“The sea is as near as we come to another world.” —Anne Stevenson
This book celebrates oceans, coasts and shorelines the world over. Bringing together incredible stories and legends of the sea, delicious recipes and activities inspired by the coast, and fascinating trivia on everything from marine exploration to the turning tides, it will captivate anyone who is enthralled by the wonder of the sea.
Learn about sea creatures, such as turtles, jellyfish, whales, sharks, and dolphins
Dish up delicious recipes and drinks, such as seafood paella, potted shrimp, halloumi kebabs, and mint iced tea
Get creative with crafts, such as driftwood art, seashell art, and building your own raft
The Sea is beautiful and practical, delivering lessons on maritime history, coastline formations and features, famous lighthouses and shipwrecks, and myths and legends of the ocean while also offering do-it-yourself projects and encouragement for the more adventurous beach-goer who may want to try activities such as sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, wild camping, fossil hunting, and building beach bonfires.
About the Author
Isobel Carlson is the author of The Seaside Year, Trugs, Dibbers, Trowels and Twine, and Ooh La La! She resides outside of London, England.
"The Sea by Isobel Carlson contains a manifold of knowledge. From recipes, quotes, historical stories or myths, and even perfect coastal locations to travel, any lover of the ocean will find what they are looking for in this book! It’s a great table-top book to leave out for quick reading or something you can dive into for hours." —Larissa Costello, author of Crafts by the Sea
"The Sea uniquely combines story-telling with intriguing facts, nifty crafts and delicious recipes that will make a lasting impression on any reader. Even living by the Pacific Ocean, my eyes were opened to so many fascinating things I did not know or had long forgotten. Isobel has woven together a beautiful set of stories, recipes, and activities any sea lover will enjoy." —Lei Shishak, author of Beach House Baking and Beach House Brunch
"The Sea is a delightfully loving dive into the enchantments of coastal life. From ocean facts, to a clever design, poems, and thoughtful prose, this book is the perfect gift! The water imagery, food photography and mouth-watering recipes add the final touch. The Sea is light, fun, and delicious!" —Liza Gershman, award-winning author of Cuban Flavor and travel photographer