This stunning collection of images and stories explores the most beautiful and fascinating coastlines around the world.
From deserted beaches to busy ports, pretty fishing villages to a surfers’ paradise, salt marshes to a ship-breakers’ yard, Coast celebrates that sweet spot where the land meets the sea. It spans the globe, stopping to discover coastal paths to the shipwrecks left high and dry in the Aral Sea; world-famous locations such as Rio’s Copacabana Beach and California’s Big Sur; and the lesser-known coastlines of Yemen and Oman. Traveling from Algeria to Antarctica, the Amalfi Coast to the Dead Sea, the book visits nature reserves, tourist resorts, rugged landscapes, desert-island tranquility, fjords and fossils, eroding cliffs, and even whole towns lost to the waters.
About the contributor(s):
David Ross specializes in maritime and railway history and has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914–Present, Great Warships, and The World’s Greatest Battleships.