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  • Demon Fishby Juliet Eilperin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    A   group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal with villagers so it and other species can survive. In this eye-opening adventure... more...

  • Shark!by Robert Reid

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 25.44

    Personal accounts of encounters with sharks from shark hunters, divers, biologists and everyday swimmers who meet up with sharks either deliberately or by accident. more...

  • The View from Lazy Pointby Carl Safina

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 14.00

    An exhilarating journey of natural renewal through a year with MacArthur fellow Carl Safina Beginning in his kayak in his home waters of eastern Long Island, Carl Safina's The View from Lazy Point takes us through the four seasons to the four points of the compass, from the high Arctic south to Antarctica, across the warm belly of the tropics... more...

  • Eelby Richard Schweid

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    When pulled from the mud of creeks, ponds, rivers, or the sea, the eel, with its slick, snake-like body, emerges as an extremely mundane and even unappealing fish. But don?t let the appearance fool you?the eel has been one of the world?s favorite foods si more...

  • Seven-Tenthsby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Seven-Tenths is James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea. A beautifully-written blend of literature and science, it is here brought back into print in a revised and updated edition which includes the acclaimed essay Sea Burial . more...

  • The Devil's Teethby Susan Casey

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 11.89

    A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow them Susan Casey was in her living room when she first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, their dark fins swirling around a small motorboat... more...

  • Lobsterby Richard J. King

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Other than that it tastes delicious with butter, what do you know about the knobbily-armoured, scarlet creature staring back at you from your fancy dinner plate? From ocean to stock pot, there are two sides to every animal story. For instance, since there are species of lobsters without claws, how exactly do you define a lobster? And how did a pauper?s... more...

  • The Ocean at Homeby Bernd Brunner; Ashley Marc Slapp

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 29.00

    The mysterious world beneath the ocean?s surface and its inhabitants have captivated humanity for centuries?the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and ancient Chinese all kept fish in their homes to observe and admire. But it was not until the nineteenth-century invention of the aquarium that the deep was truly domesticated, offering the curious a chance... more...

  • Manateesby Timothy O'Keefe

    Derrydale Press 1993; US$ 10.99

    Manatees are among nature?s strangest-looking, gentlest animals. They?re among America?s most endangered mammals and were the basis for ancient tales of mermaids, legendary creatures that were half-fish and half-human. more...

  • Sharks of New Englandby Alessandrao De Maddalena

    Down East Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Those who think sharks are a predominantly tropical species will be in for quite a surprise when they learn that the cold waters of New England are home to 33 different species. The aim of this book is to provide both accurate scientific information on sharks and to profile those species that inhabit the waters of New England. more...