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- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
This engaging memoir presents one man's lifelong love of the ocean and gives a highly personal, behind-the-scenes look at California's magnificent and innovative aquariums. David Powell, for many years curator of the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, tells the story of his life as a pioneering aquarist. more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 22.00
Neptune's Ark illuminates the dramatic saga of evolution spanning 500 million years of marine life along the magnificent Pacific coast of western North America. In an engaging narrative that artfully blends elements of science, history, folklore, and personal observation, renowned naturalist David Rains Wallace reveals a marvelous diversity of creatures,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00
America?s first frontier was not the West; it was the sea?and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 287.00
The various chapters of this book have been written by researchers who are still working in the Canadian Inland Seas region. The chapters synthesize what is known about these seas, yet much still is to be learnt. It is hoped that this collection of information will serve as a springboard for future, much needed, studies in this fascinating, diverse... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
In the next century, sea levels are predicted to rise at unprecedented rates, causing flooding around the world, from the islands of Malaysia and the canals of Venice to the coasts of Florida and California. These rising water levels pose serious challenges to all aspects of coastal existence—chiefly economic, residential, and environmental—as... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 20.99
An Introduction: The Present State of Atlantic History, Philip D. Morgan and Jack P. Greene. 1. The Atlantic Ocean and Its Contemporary Meanings, 1492-1808, Joyce E. Chaplin (Harvard University). Section One: New Atlantic Worlds. 2. The Spanish Atlantic System, Kenneth J. Andrien (Ohio State University). 3. The Portuguese Atlantic, 1415-1808, A. J.... more...
- National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95
A Silent Spring for our era, this eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle portrays a planet teetering on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis. In recent decades we?ve learned more about the ocean... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 15.00
The true story of an incredible disaster and heroic rescue at sea told by two masterful storytellers In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the... more...