Vancouver Island authors take bronze in IPPY Awards

Louis Druehl and Comox author Bridgette Clarkston won bronze with their most recent book.

Comox author Bridgette Clarkston and Bamfield author Louis Druehl, whose book, Pacific Seaweeds: A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast, Updated and Expanded Edition, has won bronze in the Environment/Ecology/Nature category in the 21st Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Their book is the authoritative guide to more than 200 common species of seaweeds from southeast Alaska to central California.

Each year since 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books—the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations.

Since the first edition came out fifteen years ago, Pacific Seaweeds has sold more than 10,000 copies.

This updated and expanded guide thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential—and often surprising—roles seaweeds play in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Seaweeds are used in everything from cosmetics to sustainable biofuels, and some species, like kelp, contribute to the remediation of coastal ecosystems.

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