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The Pier at the End of the World (Tilbury House Nature Book) (Paperback)

The Pier at the End of the World (Tilbury House Nature Book) By Paul Erickson, Andrew Martinez (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Paul Erickson, Andrew Martinez (By (photographer))
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*THE PIER AT THE END OF THE WORLD is on the CBC NSTA 2016 Outstanding Science List*


With lyrical writing and stunning underwater photography, this picture book follows a day in the life of the denizens lurking in the cold, tide-swept waters beneath a remote pier on the shore of a northern sea.


Vivid photos of a wolf fish munching a sea urchin, a hermit crab switching shells, a sea slug arming itself with stinging cells stolen from an anemone, a 35-pound lobster guarding his domain, and other exotic creatures take us from dawn to darkness. Colorful panoramic paintings show us the bigger picture, including the eyes of nighttime predators and the creatures who are missing the following morning.


  • A gorgeous book for future scientists.

  • Both lyrical and scientifically accurate, the story follows a day in the life of the denizens lurking in the cold, tide-swept waters beneath a remote pier on the shore of a northern sea.

  • Stunning underwater photos of a wolffish munching a live sea urchin, a hermit crab switching shells, a sea slug arming itself with stinging cells stolen from an anemone, a starfish thrusting its stomach through its mouth to digest its prey, exotic-looking basket stars straining the water for food, a 35-pound hundred-year-old lobster guarding his domain, and other exotic creatures take us from dawn to darkness.

  • Colorful panoramic paintings of the bigger picture, including the eyes of nighttime predators and the creatures who are among the missing the following morning. 

  • Includes an appendix of macro-photos showing tiny animals that are critical to the food web. Another appendix gives scientific names and brief science facts about all animals in the book.

  • Interactive, as readers are asked to compare before-night and after-night images to discover who's missing

  • Correlations to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core ELA Standards available online at www.tilburyhouse.com


The Tilbury House Nature Book series brings the natural world to life for young readers without anthropomorphizing animals. Each book aims for the highest standards of scientific accuracy and storytelling magic. 



About the Author


Writer, photographer, and video producer Paul Erickson creates exhibits, websites, guides, and videos for zoos, museums, and aquariums including the New England Aquarium, the Houston Zoo, Zoo Miami, the Friends of the Los Angeles River, the Museum of Science and Discovery, and many others. He has authored or co-authored numerous magazine articles and three books about undersea life. His book The Pier at the End of the World was named an Outstanding Science Trade Book of 2016 by the National Science Teachers Association.

ANDREW MARTINEZ (Danbury, MA) specializes in images of the undersea world and is the author and photographer of Marine Life of the North Atlantic. He travels the world to photograph sea life, and was the photographer for The Pier at the End of the World named an Outstanding Science Trade Book of 2016 by the National Science Teachers Association.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780884489184
ISBN-10: 0884489183
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 36
Language: English
Series: Tilbury House Nature Book