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  • Return of the Sea Otterby Todd McLeish

    Sasquatch Books 2018; US$ 22.95

    A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs... more...

  • Shell Gamesby Craig Welch

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    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...

  • The Founding Fishby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 12.60

    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...

  • Shuckedby Erin Byers Murray

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 12.59

    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...

  • Save the Humansby Rob Stewart

    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...

  • Seashoreby Chris Gibson

    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...

  • Ecology and Conservation of the Sireniaby Helene Marsh; Thomas J. O'Shea; John E. Reynolds III

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 66.00

    A synthesis of the ecological and related knowledge pertinent to understanding the biology and conservation of dugongs and manatees. more...

  • Big Miracleby Tom Rose

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.18

    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...

  • Up on the Riverby John Madson; Dycie Madson

    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...

  • Biological Oceanographyby Charles B. Miller; Patricia A. Wheeler

    Wiley 2012; US$ 79.00 US$ 68.47

    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...