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  • Seashells of North Americaby R. Tucker Abbott; Herbert S. Zim; George F. Sandström

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   Scoop up plentiful Cockles on Eastern beaches. Spy a fabulous Emperor Helmet in Southern Florida. Find a Red Chiton on the Pacific shore. The coasts of North America yield a wondrous variety of shells, from the majestic Conch to tiny Bittium. This beautifully illustrated guide, Seashells of North... more...

  • Photosynthesis in the Marine Environmentby Sven Beer; Bjö; Mats rk; John Beardall

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    "Marine photosynthesis provides for at least half of the primary production worldwide..." Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment constitutes a comprehensive explanation of photosynthetic processes as related to the special environment in which marine plants live. The first part of the book introduces the different photosynthesising organisms of... more...

  • Ecology of the Marine Fishes of Cubaby Rodolfo Claro; Kenyon C. Lindeman; Lynne R. Parenti

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 49.95

    Situated at the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba's coastal waters are home to one of the most diverse fish faunas in the Western Hemisphere. However, until now, information in English about Cuban marine fishes and their habitats has been limited. This comprehensive guide to the region's fishes fills... more...

  • Fire in the Seaby David A. McKee; Henry Compton; Larry J. Hyde; Michael Barrett; Jennifer Hardell; Mark Anderson

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The cold, stygian dark of the extreme sea depths is home to some of our planet?s strangest creatures. Even their names evoke a science fiction adventure: dragonfishes, greeneyes, viperfishes, mirrorbellies, lanternfishes. Marine biologist Henry ?Hank? Compton (1928?2005) of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department?s Rockport Marine Lab was present... more...

  • Marine Historical Ecology in Conservationby John N. Kittinger; Loren McClenachan; Keryn B. Gedan; Louise K. Blight

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    This pioneering volume provides a blueprint for managing the challenges of ocean conservation using marine historical ecology?an interdisciplinary area of study that is helping society to gain a more in-depth understanding of past human-environmental interactions in coastal and marine ecosystems and of the ecological and social outcomes associated... more...

  • The Soul of an Octopusby Sy Montgomery

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig , Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus?a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature?and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Sy Montgomery?s popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, ?Deep Intellect,? about her... more...

  • The Soul of an Octopusby Sy Montgomery

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 26.00

    In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig , Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus?a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature?and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Sy Montgomery?s popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, ?Deep Intellect,? about her... more...

  • Shark Attackby Richard Ellis

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 1.99

    Renowned marine conservationist and artist Richard Ellis addresses the popular myths, misconceptions, and exploits of great white sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, and the many other species that roam the waters of our planet Do sharks deserve their universally bad reputation? Sharks are clearly not harmless? Shark Attack includes many true... more...

  • Biology and Ecology of Carpby Constanze Pietsch; Philipp Hirsch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 119.95

    Carp are the backbone of a growing aquaculture industry. Ornamental koi carp fascinate hobby breeders. Carp allow for scientific progress as a model species in laboratories, concern ecosystem managers as an invasive species, and mesmerize anglers as big game. This book covers all these facets of carp. Informative and engaging contributions from... more...

  • The Soul of an Octopusby Sy Montgomery

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    In 2011 Sy Montgomery wrote a feature for Orion magazine entitled 'Deep Intellect' about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death. It went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practised true immersion journalism,... more...