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- Stackpole Books 2006; US$ 9.99
Fully illustrated guide to identifying water-dwelling macroinvertebrates. A handy resource for anglers, students, biologists, or anyone else spending time near rivers and streams. Gives tips for distinguishing similar species and includes information for each species on behavior and role played in the ecosystem. more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available
Stunned by widespread ignorance about the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Macondo oil spill, underwater photographer Jesse Cancelmo decided to turn his camera on the marine life of this 600,000 square mile international sea that connects five US states, six Mexican states, and the island nation of Cuba. With the goal of countering dismissive descriptions... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 18.99
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$ 18.99
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...
- Random House of Canada 2012; US$ 19.00
In Save the Humans , award-winning documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart tells his captivating life-story-so-far?from self-professed ?animal nerd? to one of the world?s leading environmental activists, from a person whose sole focus was saving his beloved sharks to a mission to save us all. Rob Stewart has always been in love with creatures, the odder... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available
Discover over 320 species of animals and plants found on the seashores and coastal regions of Europe From the Mediterranean's rocky coasts to the North Sea's salt marshes, spot common animal and plant species with this pocket-sized guide. In-situ photographs and no nonsense notes will help you identify them in the field quickly and accurately.... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 7.20
In October 1988 an Inuit hunter saw three grey whales trapped in the frozen Arctic ocean near Barrow, an isolated Alaskan outpost. They were working together to keep their blow hole open, the two adolescents caring for the weaker baby. It was a poignant sight. Filmed by a local television reporter, this tiny regional news story snowballed into a global... more...