Underwater to Get Out of the Rain: A Love Affair With the Sea

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On a hot summer's day there could be no quicker transport to the seaside than Trevor Norton's cool and entrancing account of a lifetime's adventures under or near the water. Norton's eye for the bizarre, amazing, and beautiful inhabitants of the oceans, and the eccentric characters who work, study, and live by the shore make his book a wonder-filled experience. An intrepid diver and distinguished scientist, Norton's writing is self-deprecating, very funny, and full of wry and intriguing anecdotes; he is an unfailingly delightful companion. Whether his setting is a bed of jewel anemones in an Irish lough, a giant California cavern shared with sea lions, a mildewed research station, or the glittering coral gardens of Sharm el Sheikh, his captivating prose always finds the mark. Sometimes following the shoreline with earlier beachcombers such as Darwin, John Steinbeck, and George Orwell, Norton also takes the reader to depths where the shapes of creatures living without sunlight defy imagination. Admirers of the gorgeous detail of Rachel Carson's The Sea Around Us will revel in Norton's writing, his observations, and irreverent wit.

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All that we know and love of the British seaside weaves throughout this funny, nostalgic and richly told memoir. Fortune-telling gypsies found on crumbling promenades, lighthouses standing to attention, and brass bands playing in the bracing chill of a British summer.

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Trevor Norton is Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool, and Director of the Port Erin Marine Laboratory on the Isle of Man.

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