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- Wilderness Press 2011; US$ 17.95
Most people who visit tidepools for the first time walk through the area oblivious to the richness of life thriving among the rocks. Yet with this book as a guide, by the time they leave, they will be tiptoeing to avoid trampling the fragile plants and animals they discovered during their visit. Tidepools: Southern California will sharpen wanderers?... more...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 8.74
The Atlantic salmon is an extraordinary and mysterious fish. In To Sea and Back, Richard Shelton combines memoir and deep scientific knowledge to reveal, from the salmon's point of view, both the riverine and marine worlds in which it lives. He explores this iconic fish's journey to reach its feeding grounds in the northern oceans before making the... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 154.95
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...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 14.57
Waltzes with Giants is a moving portrait of one of the earth?s largest endangered mammals. Mystical and provocative, the book is inspired by a real North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) and her threatened migrations from Atlantic Canada to her calving grounds off the coasts of Georgia and Florida. In the spirit of marine biologist and conservationist... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
Oysters are older than us, older than grass. They have been present at every turn of human history. They have inspired great writers, painters, cooks, sustained whole communities and fashioned legend and history. Their pearls have funded empires and caused the invention of modern-day slavery. The evidence oysters leave behind shows us there was a... more...
- 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...