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  • 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$ 12.74

    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...

  • River Monstersby Jeremy Wade

    Orion 2011; US$ 10.99

    A tale of obsession and very big fish from Jeremy Wade, the presenter of ITV's RIVER MONSTERS. Over ten feet long, it weighs in at nearly a quarter of a ton. Covering its back are armoured plates made of bone. Five hundred stiletto-sharp teeth line its long crocodilian jaws. It's a prehistoric beast of staggering proportions; a fearsome creature... 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 US$ 143.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs V1by Owen Arthur Jones

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs, Volume I: Geology 1 focuses on the evolution, reef types, geology, and structural and tectonic factors causing the development of coral reefs. The selection first offers information on the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, including evolution, physical environment, coral diversity, reef communities,... more...