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Amazing Gulls
Amazing Gulls

Amazing Gulls

Acrobats of the Sky and Sea


96 Pages, 9 x 6

Formats: PDF

PDF, $4.99 (US $4.99) (CA $5.99)

Publication Date: April 2011

ISBN 9781892147271

Rights: WOR

Marlor Press, Inc. (Apr 2011)
Marlor Press

Not yet published. Ships 4/1/2011.


A stunning tribute to one of the world's most recognizable birds

Seafarer Marlin Bree captures the poetry of the seagull’s flight, the majesty of its soaring wings, and its amusing antics as gulls gregariously interact with humans. Through black-and-white digital stop-sequence photography, this tribute introduces their habits and habitats, their special abilities, and their remarkable intelligence. Via detailed drawings and illustrations, Bree examines the gulls’ “wings of wonder” and how they achieve their amazing sense of air, control their soaring and hovering, and remain aloft over great distances. The work also recounts fascinating legends that have sprung up over the years about gulls and their mystical symbolism in life and death, as well as lighthearted stories, such as that of Sam, a gull who walks into a seafront store and picks up the same brand bag of chips day after day.


"The author's black-and-white photos and illustrations highlight this tribute to the world's most recognizable seabirds. This fact-filled book would be a perfect gift for a fellow sailor." —The Ensign (July 5, 2011)

"Readers of this small, fascinating book will take a second look at our inland gulls, those ubiquitous masters of the air (and mall parking lots)." —Minneapolis Star Tribune (December 14, 2011)

Author Biography

Marlin Bree is an award-winning marine journalist and a two-time winner of the Boating Writers International Grand Prize Writing Award. He is a former magazine editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a past president of the Minnesota Press Club, and a contributor to publications such as Cruising World, DIY Boat Owner, the Ensign, Good Old Boat, and Lakeland Boating. He is the author of several boating books, including In the Teeth of the Northeaster and Wake of the Green Storm. He lives in Shoreview, Minnesota.