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  • 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...

  • Membrane and Desalination Technologiesby Lawrence K. Wang; Jiaping Paul Chen; Yung-Tse Hung; Nazih K. Shammas

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    In this essential new volume, "Volume 13: Membrane and Desalination Technologies", a panel of expert researchers provide a wealth of information on membrane and desalination technologies. An advanced chemical and environmental engineering textbook as well as a comprehensive reference book, this volume is of high value to advanced graduate... more...

  • Global Changeby Hubert-Jean Ceccaldi; Ivan Dekeyser; Mathias Girault; Georges Stora

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    This text focuses on the management of marine environments and presents new technologies that aid our observation of the marine environment. It is based on the material presented at a conference organized by the Centre d'Oceanologie of Marseille, held in 2008. 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$ 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$ 16.99

    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...