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Marine Life

  • 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...

  • Incroyables Cétacés (Paris - 2008)by Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Au sein de la Grande Galerie de l'évolution du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, une exposition entièrement dédiée aux cétacés a rappelé aux visiteurs que ces animaux sont des mammifères, et non des poissons, dont les ancêtres ont dû s'adapter au milieu marin... À PROPOS DE L?ENCYCLOPAEDIA UNIVERSALIS Reconnue mondialement pour la qualité... more...

  • The Northwest Coastal Explorerby Robert Steelquist

    Timber Press 2016; US$ 18.50

    The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a full-color guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Organized by habitat, the book explores the flora and fauna that can be easily found in coastal forests, rocky shores, tide pools, sandy beaches, rivers, and more. more...

  • The Killer Whale Who Changed the Worldby Mark Leiren-Young

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 24.95

    The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them Killer whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed... more...

  • Green Guide to Seashore Life Of Britain And Europeby Bob Gibbons; Denys Ovenden; Melanie Perkins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe. Our coastlines are home to a wide range of animals and plants, some that are iconic sights on beaches and others that we only see when we look more closely. The Green Guide to Seashore Life makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur... more...