Living on the Edge
A guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside Plants

by Ruth Gortner Grierson and Thomas F. Vining

81/2" x 11" — 150 pages — descriptions and color photographs of 70+ organisms and habitats

About the authors:
   Ruth Gortner Grierson is the weekly nature columnist for the Mount Desert Islander, a weekly newspaper, as well as a freelance nature writer for more than 50 years. She has authored five natural history books including Wildlife Watching on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park. She is a violin/fiddle performer and active participant in musical activities on Mount Desert Island, Maine.
   Thomas F. Vining has enjoyed a lifelong love of natural history. He is a former seasonal interpretive ranger at Acadia National Park and has earned a botany degree at the University of Maine in Orono.

Ordering information:
   Each book is $26.00. Shipping (via U. S. Postal Service) within the U.S. is $5.00 for one book. Postage for each additional book sent at the same time to the same place is $1.00. Maine residents will be charged 5.5% sales tax.
   Do you live on Mount Desert Island? You may arrange for a delivery by e-mailing Ruth at or Tom at

Five Purchase Options:

Option 1:    One copy - Maine resident:

Option 2:    Two copies - Maine resident:

Option 3:    One copy - U.S. resident outside Maine:

Option 4:    Two copies - U.S. resident outside Maine:

Option 5:    For orders of more than two books or for orders to be sent outside the U.S., please e-mail or call 207-266-5748.

Thank you.