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This is an auction for MARGINS OF THE SEA: EXPLORING NEW ZEALAND'S COASTLINE, by Ronald Cometti & John Morton.

“Around the coast of New Zealand lies a landscape that is never at rest. From the time of its formation millions of years ago, it has been continually transformed by wind, rain and sea. It is also our most dynamic and populous habitat. Here, between land and sea and an extraordinarily diverse community of coastal and marine plants and animals, exquisitely adapted and ordered, yet living in a precarious equilibrium. MARGINS OF THE SEA presents the rich and varied beauty of this world for the first time round. It is a remarkable journey around the New Zealand coastline, the result of a collaboration between an artist and a scientist, both dedicated to the study and conservation of life between the tides. Covering 38 representative coastal locations, wildlife artist and naturalist Ronald Cometti and marine biologist John Morton have undertaken a unique study. In shorescape paintings, accompanying essays, and over 200 detailed colour illustrations, they look at the geology of each area, how it determines its living communities, and at the myriad species that make up these communities.”

Large format hardback 1985.

163 pages.

Amazing paintings by Ronald Cometti throughout.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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