Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems
ISBN: 0975324608
EAN13: 9780975324608
Language: English
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 9.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
This definitive reference for beachcombers is also a beautiful addition to any coffee table. Pure Sea Glass surveys the history of glass manufacturing, explains the weathering process that creates frosted gems from fragile shards of old glass and tableware, and offers tips on how and where to find the best pieces. More than 200 exquisite photographs bring to light the luminous beauty of authentic sea glass. Winner, 1st place for nonfiction, Writer's Digest International Self Published Books Award.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Pure Sea Glass is a fascinating reference for anyone who loves the coast. Over 150 elegant images by photographer Celia Pearson present some of the best sea glass ever collected, along with a vast array of classical American glassware that is often its source. Using knowledge of tides, weather, prevailing winds, historical records, and boating charts, the reader can learn the most advantageous times and locations to search for sea glass. Pure Sea Glass assists the collector in playing detective using subtle clues regarding color and shape to identify the possible source of sea glass shards, their age, rarity, and historical significance.