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- 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...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Up on the River is John Madson?s loving and often hilarious tribute to the people, animal life, and places of the Upper Mississippi. Madson?s Upper Mississippi is the part ?between the saints,? from St. Louis to St. Paul, and where for thirty years he explored the bright waters of the upper reaches of the mighty river itself as well as the tangled... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 170.00
This new edition of Biological Oceanography has been greatly updated and expanded since its initial publication in 2004. It presents current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing the character of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms, together with their significance to their habitats and to each other. The book initially emphasizes... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 20.78
In this revelatory book, Callum Roberts uses his lifetime's experience working with the oceans to show why they are the most mysterious places on earth, their depths still largely unexplored. In The Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the... more...
- Ruka Press 2012; US$ 12.99
Traveling from the Delaware Bay to the Florida Panhandle, this examination is a quest through the natural history and science behind one of nature?s oldest and oddest survivors—the horseshoe crab. With ten eyes, five pairs of walking legs, a heart half the length of their bodies, and blood that can save a person?s life, horseshoe crabs have been on... more...