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  • Seascapesby Mike Brown; Barbara Humberstone

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This edited collection disrupts notions of the sea as ‘other’, as foreign and featureless, through specific, situated accounts which highlight the centrality of the sea for the individuals concerned. Bringing together academics who combine scholarly expertise with lived experiences on, in and with the sea, it examines humans’ relationships... more...

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanographyby John Grady

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In becoming "a useful man" on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused light on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain's admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated... more...

  • Oceanography and Marine Biologyby R.N. Hughes; D.J. Hughes; I.P. Smith

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 189.95

    Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues creates a demand for authoritative reviews summarising the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the late Harold Barnes fifty years ago. Its objectives... more...

  • Oceansby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Covering 71 percent of the planet, oceans provided the unique environmental conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago and continue to support life in important ways today--they are home to nearly 50% of all species on earth; they influence climate and weather patterns; they provide food and water for humankind.... more...

  • Meteorological Tsunamis: The U.S. East Coast and Other Coastal Regionsby Ivica Vilibic; Sebastian Monserrat; Alexander B. Rabinovich

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    The book encompasses a set of papers on meteorological tsunamis covering various aspects on this rare but potentially destructive multiresonant phenomenon. Altogether an editorial and 15 contributions are part of this book; eight of the contributions deal with different aspects of meteotsunamis along the U.S. East Coast and in the region of the Great... more...

  • Tsunamiby Edward Bryant

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    It is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. I don't think there is any other book on the topic published. As one bookseller said after the Indian Ocean tsunami event, 'I would have just filled my front window with copies and they would have walked out the store.' This statement was just as relevant after... more...

  • The Land-Sea Interactionsby André Monaco; ; Patrick Prouzet

    Wiley 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book presents a systemic view of the diversity of pressures and impacts produced by climate change and human actions. Erosion of biodiversity by changing ocean chemistry, the intensification of global change raises the problem of the adaptation of living resources. Land uses induce ecological imbalances leading to asphyxiation true coastal... more...

  • Post-Tsunami Hazardby Vicente Santiago-Fandiņo; Yevgeniy Kontar; Yoshiyuki Kaneda

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This monograph focuses on a variety of topics related to reconstruction and restoration in post-tsunami conditions. Aspects such as coastal engineering, early warning systems and technological approaches, urban planning and settlements relocation, socio-economic redevelopment and policy, coastal ecosystems and agricultural redevelopment as well as... more...

  • Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matterby Dennis A. Hansell; Craig A. Carlson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 140.00

    Marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) is a complex mixture of molecules found throughout the world's oceans. It plays a key role in the export, distribution, and sequestration of carbon in the oceanic water column, posited to be a source of atmospheric climate regulation. Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, Second Edition , focuses... more...

  • Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Knowby Judith S. Weis

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Marine pollution occurs today in varied forms--chemical, industrial, and agricultural-and the sources of pollution are endless. In recent history, we've seen oil spills, untreated sewage, eutrophication, invasive species, heavy metals, acidification, radioactive substances, marine litter, and overfishing, among other significant problems. Though... more...