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  • 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...

  • The Perfect Proteinby Andy Sharpless; Suzannah Evans

    Rodale 2013; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.29

    Oceana has tapped 20-plus chefs, including Mario Batali, Eric Ripert, and Jose Andres for recipes that give us all a role to play in this revolutionary mission: to save the fish so that we can eat more fish. more...

  • Octopusby Roland C. Anderson; Jennifer A. Mather; James B. Wood

    Timber Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends?from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid . Yet its true nature... more...

  • Frog Neurobiologyby R. Llinas; W. Precht

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 83.82

    In review, the amount of information available on the morphological and func­ tional properties of the frog nervous system is very extensive indeed and in certain areas is the only available source of information in vertebrates. Further­ more, much of the now classical knowledge in neurobiology was originally ob­ tained and elaborated in depth in this... more...

  • Mammals of the Seaby Sam H. Ridgeway

    Charles C Thomas 1972; US$ 123.95

    Written as a guide to marine mammals with special emphasis on their care and maintenance in the research laboratory or oceanarium, this book will serve as a valuable reference for veterinarians, researchers, curators and aquarists. Zoologists, anatomists, behaviorists, marine biologists and graduate students in these and related fields will find it... more...

  • Dolphinby Alan Rauch

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    From Flipper to SeaWorld, dolphins have long captured our hearts. We love these friendly, intelligent mammals, and they seem to return our feelings?they enjoy interacting with swimmers and have been known to encircle people under attack by sharks. Despite our familiarity with dolphins, though, we remain ill-informed about how they evolved, how they... more...