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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 24.99
Situated at the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millenia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the nineteenth century, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This Periplus Nature Guide provides an excellent introduction to 68 of the most commonly encountered tropical reef fishes. Written by Dr. Gerald Allen , international authority on reef fishes, it features stunning color shots by some of the world's best underwater photographers. more...
- Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 24.95
This phenomenally successful guide to the wealth and variety of fish in Australias tropical waters including the Great Barrier Reef and south-east Asia has been updated and expanded. The book has sold more than 20,000 copies in its previous editions, and is an invaluable reference for divers and anglers, to both scientists and the... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95
From gray whales giving birth in the lagoons of Baja California to sea otters nestled in kelp beds off California to killer whales living around Vancouver Island?this spectacular stretch of the Pacific Coast boasts one of the most abundant populations of sea mammals on earth. This handy interpretive field guide describes the 45 whales, dolphins, seals,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00
Who hasn’t fantasized about the unique thrill of working among charismatic and clever dolphins in the wild? We need not live this solely in our imaginations anymore. With Dolphin Confidential Maddalena Bearzi invites all of us shore-bound dreamers to join her and travel alongside the dolphins. In this fascinating account, she takes us... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 35.00
In the absence of federal leadership, states and localities are stepping forward to address critical problems like climate change, urban sprawl, and polluted water and air. Fortunately, they have dynamic, innovative models outside U.S. borders. Green Cities of Europe draws on the world's best examples of sustainability to show how other cities... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 63.00
The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries, and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these amazing findings. Beginning with a brief review of the elements that define what the ocean is and how it works?from plate tectonics to the thermocline and... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 17.99
The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, ?written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty? ( New York Herald Tribune ) A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99
A fascinating look at how increased human contact has impacted shark attacks Sharks are intriguing and beautiful creatures but they can also be deadly. As humans have explored the world's oceans and exploited them for tourism and recreation, we have found ourselves coming into contact with more and more sharks. And the outcome can be fatal. From... more...