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  • "Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbeanby Alan J. Kohn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50

    Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world?s tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce?injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into... more...

  • The Coral Battlegroundby Wright Judith

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia?s most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists... more...

  • Sharksby Erika J. Techera; Natalie Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role they play in marine ecosystems. However, the authors show that conservation law and policy have been slow to develop, with only a small number... 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...

  • Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soulby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Patty Aubery; Peter Vegso

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Open your heart to the magic found at the water?s edge ? There are many places we can go to enjoy time with friends, to have an action-packed vacation, or to enjoy a little solitude, but none of them have the same ability to soothe our souls as the beach. Perhaps it?s the magic portrayed by children building sand castles or the gentle sounds of... 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...

  • The Secret Life of Clamsby Anthony D. Fredericks

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Get up close and personal with an amazing creature that has invaded our lexicon as well as our restaurants. It breathes with tubes, it has no head or brain, it feeds through a filter, and it is the source of dozens of familiar proverbs (?happy as a clam!?). Clams, it turns out, have been worshipped (by the Moche people of ancient Peru), used as... more...

  • Voices in the Oceanby Susan Casey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From Susan Casey, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Devil's Teeth  and  The Wave , a breathtaking look into the mysterious world of dolphins and their conflicted history with man.      Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and... more...

  • War of the Whalesby Joshua Horwitz

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Two men face off against an all-powerful navy?and the fate of the ocean?s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance. "A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans."?Bob Woodward War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on... more...

  • The Secret Life of Sharksby A. Peter Klimley

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating... more...