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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99
For most people, seasickness is the most unpleasant thing they experience at sea. However, beneath the surface is a whole other world, and a lot of it could turn all but the strongest stomachs. When attacked, the hagfish (also known as the slime eel) ties itself in a knot that travels the length of its body, squeezing out mucus by the bucketful and... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters. This P.S. edition... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 269.00
Presents selected contributions given to the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Aveiro, Portugal, in September 2003. This volume is organised according to the four subthemes of the symposium and to issues commonly perceived as relevant by scientists concerned with the study. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 259.00
Presents a comprehensive overview that covers the ecological diversity of Baltic coastal ecosystems. This title provides an introduction to the Baltic Sea as an ecosystem that is followed by detailed descriptions of the characteristics of coastal ecosystems. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 209.00
The state of the Northeast Atlantic fisheries in recent years has highlighted implementation as the Achilles heel of modern fisheries management: discards, unreported or misreported landings are in many cases recognised to effectively subvert sound conservation goals. Implementation is thus a key factor in avoiding fisheries crises. While social science... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 319.00
Offers an assessment of the health of Antarctica's and seals. It covers chapters including 'Wildlife Disease' that consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments; and "External Factors" that covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. It is suitable for veterinary and biological scientists. more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature?s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clam?the Geoduck?and then led wildlife police... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 279.00
This book covers in one volume materials scattered in hundreds of research articles, in most cases focusing on specialized aspects of coral biology. In addition to the latest developments in coral evolution and physiology, it presents chapters devoted to novel frontiers in coral reef research. These include the molecular biology of corals and their... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 17.99
John McPhee's twenty-sixth book is a braid of personal history, natural history, and American history, in descending order of volume. Each spring, American shad-Alosa sapidissima-leave the ocean in hundreds of thousands and run heroic distances upriver to spawn. McPhee--a shad fisherman himself--recounts the shad's cameo role in the lives of George... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 16.99
Bill Buford?s Heat meets Phoebe Damrosch?s Service Included in this unique blend of personal narrative, food miscellany, and history In March of 2009, Erin Byers Murray ditched her pampered city girl lifestyle and convinced the rowdy and mostly male crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to let a completely unprepared,... more...