Notes from the Shore

Notes from the Shore

1995, Viking Penguin (hardcover)

A portrait of life at the ocean’s edge: the movement, change, and beauty of the seashore and its significance in the wider life of the planet. Notes from the Shore explores the habits of seabirds and shorebirds, including the osprey, the tidal rhythms of the marsh, the myriad creatures that inhabit the sandflats. Edward Hoagland called the book “the alchemy of art with solid science,” and The Washington Post, “arresting and provocative, a joy to read.”

Select Reviews:

“Serene and loving, Ackerman’s deeply personal take on the world around her constitutes nature writing at its best.” 
— The Philadelphia Inquirer 

“Like walking along an ocean beach with a knowledgeable, articulate friend, reading this personalized natural history is a restorative experience.” 

– Publishers Weekly

“Full of the kind of fascinating detail that makes good nature writing as engaging as any fiction.

— Smithsonian