Das Nordseebuch
Das Nordseebuch

The great infographic book about the North Sea. Over 300 pages covering topics such as Geography, Islands, Flora & Fauna, Climate & Environment, Society & Economy, Seafaring, Art & Culture and Sports. Discover the North Sea in a brand new way.

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New release: 10-10-2022
Author: Jan Wittenbrink
Format: 21 x 27 cm
Number of pages: 324
Language: German
ISBN: 978-3-946719-30-4
Climate-neutral print in Germany

NABU   In cooperation with NABU Niedersachsen


The Book of the North Sea contains 51 chapers in eight subject areas:
Geography    Islands   Flora & Fauna    Climate & Environment    Society & Economy    Seafaring    Art & Culture    Sport
Nordseebuch – Geografie


  • Origin
  • Geographical Data
  • Tides
  • Wadden Sea
  • Coastal Forms
  • Inflows

How was the North Sea created?
Where are its borders, and what differentiates it from other seas. What is special about the North Sea tides? And why is the „Wadden Sea" called that way? Answers to these questions can be found in the Geography chapter.


  • Frisian Islands
  • British Islands
  • Norwegian Islands

A lot of the North Sea islands are popular vacation spots. Their origin, their similarities and differences and what island fits you well can be discovered in this chapter.

Nordseebuch – Nordseeinseln Nordseebuch – Helgoland
Nordseebuch – Fische


  • Plants
  • Plankton
  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Bottom dwellers
  • Birds
  • Adaption artists
  • Nature Conservation

Seals and Herrings are among the most popular representatives of the North Sea Fauna. Which animals can be find in and near the sea as well, what kind of plants can live off the salty ground and why Nature Conservation plays a key role in the North Sea region is expained in detail in the Flora & Fauna chapter.


  • Climate & Weather
  • Light phenomena
  • Flow & Waves
  • Storm surges
  • Coastal protection
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution

Wind and water define live at the North Sea. Where the variable weather in the region comes from, if freak waves exist in the North Sea and what strategies and constructions humans developed in order to be protected from storm surges will be covered in the Climate & Environment chapter.

nordseebuch – Klima und Umwelt
nordseebuch – Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft


  • States
  • Settlements
  • Economy
  • Flotsam
  • Health & Therapy
  • Tourism

The North Sea region connects eight countries and countless people. It attracts tourists, is home to many and an economic area. How did settlements occur there? What shapes tourism in this region, what role do offshore windparks and the production of oil and gas play? This topics will be discussed in the society and economy chapter


  • Harbours & Trade
  • Ferrys & Cruises
  • Navigation Marks
  • The Hanse
  • Pirates
  • Emigration
  • Maritime Disasters

The North Sea is one of earths most navigated sea. Ferrys, Cargo boats, Cruise boats, Fishing boats and many more inhabit the sea surface. In this chapter we will have a close look at the most important harbours and their role in the international seafaring, we'll visit the highest towers of the North Sea and their beacons and wander on the traces of the Hanse.

Nordseebuch – Leuchttürme
nordseebuch – Ostfriesische Teekultur


  • Languages
  • Food & Drinks
  • Traditions
  • Myths & Legends
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Filme

The North Sea region is an important cultural space as well. What languages and dialects are spoken here, what spooky stories about the sea are told and which century-old tradtions are carried out here is told in this chapter. In addition, music, literature and movies inspired by the North Sea are portrayed.


  • Sailing
  • Surfing & Kite
  • Bathing & Swimming
  • Beach sport
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Curious types of sport

There is more to do while on a vacation at the North Sea than just lying on the beach: Sailing, Surfing, Kite or beachvolleyball are just a few of the beloved types of sport that can be carried out here. Best Spots for Surfing, rules for bathing and what types of sport are especially curious will be explained in this chapter.

Nordseebuch – Segeln

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Klimaneutrale Produktion

Our book is produced climate-netural at the F&W print shop.
The CO2-emissions during the production process are measured and compensated via the climate protection project “Deutschland plus Alpen” (Germany plus the Alps):

North Sea Islands Quartet

32 Islands of the North Sea from six different countries - small or big, flat or hilly, close to the shore or in the middle of the sea.
Only available in German.

€ 12.00

Nordseeinsel Quartettspiel

North sea map

Map of the Frisian Islands with Illustrations and Information about 48 Islands.

€ 60.00

North sea map

Marmota Maps Quartets

Quartet card games with 32 illustrated playing cards. Discover the Mountains of the Earth, the Alpine summits, or Alpine animals..

€ 12,00

Marmota Maps quartet card games