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Josie Iselin's Books

An Ocean Garden
In her captivating new book, artist and avid beachcomber Josie Iselin returns to the seashore to reveal the unexpected beauty of seaweed. Produced on a flatbed scanner, Iselin’s vibrant portraits of ocean flora reveal the exquisite color and extraordinary forms of more than 200 specimens gathered from tidal pools along the California and Maine coasts. Her engaging text, which...
Sea Glass Hearts
Sea Glass Hearts is a book of spectacular images of sea glass, with hearts to find on every page. The book is also a poem, a Love Song for the Beach, evoking that moment when you find a glimmer of color at the waters edge
Beach: A Book of Treasure
At once an exploration and a meditation, Beach: A Book of Treasure will delight and inspire anyone who values the unique environment of the seashore and the myriad wonders found there.
Leaves & Pods
Both an art book and a botanical guide, Leaves & Pods reveals the splendor, complexity, and purpose of some of the most familiar objects in our natural world, combining aesthetic delight with scientific fact and philosophical wonder.
A heart stone is one of nature's gifts. Heart stones are not rare or precious in the typical sense--a good scour of a beach with any stones at all will usually turn up one or two heart-shaped stones. But heart stones, lifted from their obscurity, with all of their cracks and blemishes, lopsided and imperfect, are simply the best find on any beach. Beachcombers collect them, keep...
Seashells--from exotic tropical specimens and ancient fossils to the most commonplace clam--captivate with their beauty and inspire wonder about their origins.  Combining stunning images with scientific exploration, this volume artfully explores how shells develop and how they serve the creatures that made them.
beach stones
Beach stones--appealing to the eye, pleasurable to hold, fun to collect and free for the taking--are Earth's most ancient objects.  This volume, at once an art book and a nature guide, presents beautifully detailed images of more than two hundred stones from around the world and explains the powerful natural forces that produced them.