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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ?ecosystem services?, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are fast-diminishing under the weight of pollution, land clearance, coastal... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 24.95
Gordon Chaplin?s father was a seemingly happy-go-lucky, charismatic adventurer who married a wealthy heiress and somehow transformed himself into the author of a landmark scientific study, Fishes of the Bahamas , published by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. As a young boy, the author took part in collecting specimens for his father.... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00
“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History , John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 27.99
A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experience By turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems and a profound meditation on our changing relationships with nature?and with one another. When the biologists Aaron Hirsh and Veronica... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed to succeed at and enjoy open water swimming, including choosing the right bathing suit and sunscreen; surviving in dangerous weather conditions,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 95.00
Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics provides a broad theoretical framework upon which graduate students and upper-level undergraduates can formulate an understanding of the processes that control the mean concentration and distribution of biologically utilized elements and compounds in the ocean. Though it is written as a textbook, it will also be of... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 125.00
The fourth volume in the Harte Research Institute?s landmark scientific series on the Gulf of Mexico provides a comprehensive study of ecosystem-based management, analyzing key coastal ecosystems in eleven Gulf Coast states from Florida to Quintana Roo and presenting case studies in which this integrated approach was tested in both the US and in... 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...
- Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 14.95
Our coastline extends from the tropical waters of the north to the temperate waters in the south, and attracts thousands of swimmers, sailors, skindivers, fishers, naturalists and beach walkers. This heavily illustrated and informative book identifies those animals in the sea that might cause injury and which can, by taking precautions, be avoided.... more...