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  • Other Mindsby Peter Godfrey-Smith

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 18.90

    Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human... more...

  • Seashells of New Englandby J. Duane Sept; David Scheirer; Sandy Allison

    Globe Pequot Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    Identify just about any seashell found on New England beaches, from southern Connecticut to northern Maine. Beautiful illustrations and straightforward descriptive text help readers identify 70 different seashells, and learn a little bit about them. more...

  • Guide to Seabirds of Southern Africaby Peter Ryan

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 9.00

    Seabirds hold a special place in the hearts of birders, not least because of the challenge of getting to grips with a group of birds that is largely inaccessible, and living in an often hostile habitat. Seabirds of Southern Africa is the first book focusing exclusively on the nearly 1,000 birds that occur around the southern African coastline and adjacent... more...

  • Sharkby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 14.63

    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$ 279.00 US$ 251.10

    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...

  • 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$ 11.99

    “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$ 22.99

    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...

  • 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...