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The Pebble Spotter’s Guide

Clive Mitchell

National Trust

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ISBN: 9781911657309

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 10 June 2021

Category: Games

Hidden in plain sight along every shoreline is the beauty of a smooth pebble. These amazing consequences of wind, sea and time all tell stories of our landscapes. In this spirited guide to pebbles, richly illustrated throughout, passionate geologist and pebble spotter Clive J. Mitchell gives practical advice on how to identify 40 pebbles and where to find them, making a trip to the beach or riverbank all the more interesting. From the humble flint, to feldspar veins, spotted slates, serpentinite, granite ovoids and the holy grail of pebble hunting, the rare rhomb porphyry (with distinctive diamond-shaped crystals nestled in dark-brown rock). The book includes a space to ruminate on your own findings, taking note of the treasures that you pick up along the way.

The Pebble Spotter’s Guide is the perfect introduction to everything you didn’t know there was to know about the mindful pleasure of pebble spotting. Simply sit on a beach or next to a stream for 10 minutes and find amazing treasures at your feet; there is much to find.