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- Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 16.00
A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise National Book Award-winning author Peter Matthiessen takes readers on an expedition to find the most dangerous predator on Earth?the legendary great white shark. On... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
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...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.00
David Rothenberg is Professor of Philosophy and Music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of books including Why Birds Sing . His articles have appeared in Parabola , The Nation , Wired , Dwell , and Sierra . He lives in Cold Spring, New York. 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...
- 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$ 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99
Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw--an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988. Set in Cold War-era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event... 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...