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  • Sharkby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    From the truly scary to the completely harmless here's everything you need to know about the sophisticated guardians of our oceans. more...

  • Shrimp Cultureby PingSun Leung; Carole R. Engle

    Wiley 2008; US$ 259.95

    Published in Cooperation with THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY Shrimp is the most important commodity, by value, in the international seafood trade. The shrimp industry has grown exponentially in the last decades, and growth is expected to continue for years to come. For future success in the shrimp industry, shrimp farmers and aquaculture scientists... more...

  • Witness to Extinctionby Samuel Turvey

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    The tragic recognition of the extinction of the Yangtze River Dolphin or baiji in 2007 became a major news story and sent shockwaves around the world. It made a romantic story, for the baiji was a unique and beautiful creature that features in many Chinese legends and folk tales. The Goddess of the Yangtze, as it was known, was also the lone representative... more...

  • The Secret Life of Sharksby A. Peter Klimley

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 20.95

    Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating... more...

  • Eelsby James Prosek

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    ?This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story.? ?Thomas McGuane ?I loved it! A beautiful adventure story of one of the most wide-spread and least-known but ecologically important fish.? ?Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World Famous for his deeply informed, compulsively readable books on trout, writer-painter James Prosek... more...

  • Dark Waters Dancing to a Breezeby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.95

    Humans? fascination with water finds full expression in this stellar collection. Included are writings from Mark Twain, who marvels at the teeming humanity on the Ganges; Henry Stanley, searching for Livingston and discovering instead Lake Albert Edward; selections from A Compleat Angler and A River Runs Through It; and more than a dozen other... more...

  • 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...

  • Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Aquatic Sciencesby David Suggett; Michael A. Borowitzka; Ondrej Prasil

    Springer 2010; US$ 269.00

    Measurements of variable chlorophyll fluorescence have revolutionised global research of photosynthetic bacteria, algae and plants and in turn assessment of the status of aquatic ecosystems, a success that has partly been facilitated by the widespread commercialisation of a suite of chlorophyll fluorometers designed for almost every application in... 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$ 18.99

    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...