Actually there are 1106, including the bibliography which is listed in answer to the question, ""What books can you get for further reading and for good photographic illustration?"" The other 1105, equally pertinent and all very well arranged under specific and related topics make a reliable and attractive source of information, even in question and answer form which can be a spotty and confusing way of presenting a coherent body of knowledge. The first section, on collecting, indicates the method used in the others. The answers, many of them long and detailed, give at a glance the kind of information one needs in relation to the type of shore, rocky, sandy or pebbly. Brief introductory guides to collecting whether of shells, or plants or sea animals, follow. The other broad sections dealing with tides, sea water, plankton, mollusks, gastropods, bi-valves, fish and even shore birds, follow. Beginners should find much of value here and from a vast store be able to channel their interests and go on to specific fields.