The Coast of Iceland. By Guðmundur P. Ólafsson
Gudmundur P. Olafsson's third comprehensive survey of aspects of Icelandic nature, covering the world of Iceland's shores, the border between the ocean and the land. It describes the formation and endless evolution of the land; the influence of the sun, the moon and the weather on life on the shore; the mechanisms of tides and complex oceanic currents; and littoral life-forms, large and small alike. This all-round reference work includes a close examination of human habitation by Iceland's shores for the past eleven hundred centuries, and the folklore and traditions connected with them. Entertainingly and informatively written for the general reader, this book is lavishly illustrated with magnificent colour photographs and presents the wonders of Iceland's shores from all conceivable angles. English edition was published in October 1998, translated by Anna Yates. Author Guðmundur P. Ólafsson Published: 1998 Hardcover with 460 pages.

The Coast of Iceland. By Guðmundur P. Ólafsson

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