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  • The View from Lazy Pointby Carl Safina

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Grayson (ESPANOL)by Lynne Cox

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    De una de las nadadoras profesionales m á s destacadas del mundo nos llega este maravilloso relato, sobre el poder de la fe que supera todos los obst á culos En Grayson , Lynne Cox narra la historia de un milagroso e inolvidable encuentro que vivió en el mar a los diecisiete años. En una madrugada serena pero cargada de energía, Lynne nadaba en aguas... more...

  • To Touch a Wild Dolphinby Rachel Smolker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    To Touch a Wild Dolphin is the first intimate account of dolphin life in the wild. In 1982 Rachel Smolker traveled to Monkey Mia, a remote beach on the west coast of Australia where wild dolphins regularly interact with humans. Over the next fifteen years, Smolker and a team of fellow scientists were able to explore the lives of dolphins as they... more...

  • Seven-Tenthsby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.99

    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$ 17.99

    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...

  • The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliatesby John R. Dolan; David J. S. Montagnes; Sabine Agatha; D. Wayne Coats; Diane K. Stoecker

    Wiley 2012; US$ 165.00

    Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, for most taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are either poorly known or appear to be largely... more...