With a Little Kelp From Our Friends

AU$ 29.95

The Secret Life of Seaweed

Mathew Bate
Illustrations by Liz Rowland

A stunning, large format exploration of the planet’s most amazing algae: seaweed. A delight for all ages; full of historical, cultural, and scientific information to inspire new perspectives on our futures.


Did you know that feeding seaweed to cows can reduce the methane in their burps and farts by more than half? Or that a forest of kelp absorbs more carbon than a tropical rainforest of the same size? We can even make edible bioplastics from seaweed!

Beyond the tideline, there are around 10,000 types of seaweed. An essential ingredient for life on Earth, seaweed has sustained animals and people for many thousands of years. From ancient history and mythology to modern uses in food, health and medicine, discover how seriously cool seaweed is, and how it can even help tackle climate change.

Complete with a guide to common seaweeds and foraging guidelines, this charmingly illustrated picture book will educate and inspire, and encourage respect for the natural world.

Product details

Published January 2021
Thames & Hudson Australia
Hardcover, 64 pages, full colour illustrations throughout. 
ISBN: 9781760760946

Additional information

Weight .76 kg
Dimensions 355 × 255 × 14 mm

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