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Marine Life

  • Shark Drunkby Morten Stroksnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 18.66

    A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the ocean, for readers of Bill Bryson and such classics as The Snow Leopard. In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-six feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold.... more...

  • Sea Survivalby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 5.63

    **The Air Ministry's emergency survival series makes the perfect gift for those who think they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do!** First issued to airmen in the 1950s, the Air Ministry's Sea Survival guide includes original and authentic emergency advice to crew operating over the ocean.... more...

  • Arctic Survivalby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 5.63

    **The Air Ministry's emergency survival series makes the perfect gift for those who think they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do!** First issued to airmen in 1952, this reprint of The Air Ministry's Arctic Survival pamphlet includes original and authentic emergency advice to crew... more...

  • Ponds and small lakesby Brian Moss

    Pelagic Publishing 2017; US$ 26.99

    Ponds and small lakes support an extremely rich biodiversity of fascinating organisms. Many people have encountered a few unfamiliar creatures, such as dragonfly nymphs and caddisfly larvae. However, there is a far richer world of microscopic organisms, such as diatoms, desmids and rotifers, which is revealed in this book. 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...

  • Two Oceansby George Branch; Charles Griffiths; Margo Branch; Lynnath Beckley

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 24.00

    For over two decades Two Oceans has been the pre-eminent book to which scientists, students, divers and beachcombers turn to identify and learn about marine life, from sponges to whales and seaweeds to dune forests. In this exuberantly colourful, fully revised fourth edition, over 2 000 species are now covered, names and other details have been updated... more...

  • 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...

  • The Lives of Hawai‘i’s Dolphins and Whalesby Robin W. Baird

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Ocean currents, winds, and rainfall all work together to create a marine oasis around the Hawaiian Islands, providing a home for many species of dolphins and whales normally found in the deep oceans of the world. The Lives of Hawai`i’s Dolphins and Whales opens a window into the world of these mysterious creatures with stories and observations from... more...

  • Sharks Never Sleepby Brendan McAloon

    Hardie Grant Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Shark! The word alone induces Terror, but what is it like to stare into the jaws of a shark? Following a year of record numbers of shark attacks, Brendan McAloon’s Sharks Never Sleep takes us around the world to meet shark-attack survivors, shark lovers and shark hunters, who tell us of the primal fear of being eaten alive by a wild animal, the... more...