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Marine Life

  • "Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbeanby Alan J. Kohn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50 US$ 90.55

    Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world?s tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce?injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into... more...

  • 101 Questions About the Seashoreby Sy Barlowe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Does the ocean ever freeze? How did the pistol shrimp get its name? Answers to these and many other questions in this handy question-and-answer guide to life forms thriving along the ocean's edge. more...

  • Algae Abstractsby Office of Water Resources Research Staff

    Springer US 2012; US$ 81.40

    Algae Abstracts is the first in a series of bibliographies on water re­ sources and pollution published by IFI/ Plenum Data Corporation in cooperation with the Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WRSIC). It is produced wholly from the information base compris­ ing material abstracted and indexed for Selected Water Resources Abstracts. The... more...

  • Algal Chemical Ecologyby Charles D. Amsler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 95.15

    This is the first book ever devoted entirely to the chemical ecology of algae. It covers marine and freshwater algae, macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae, including phytoplankton. It includes a primer on algal natural products chemistry for ecologists. more...

  • The Amazing World of Flyingfishby Steve N. G. Howell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.78

    If you travel the open ocean anywhere in the tropics, you are very likely to see flyingfish. These beautifully colored "ocean butterflies" shoot out of the water and sail on majestic, winglike pectoral fins to escape from predators such as dolphins, swordfish, and tuna. Some can travel for more than six hundred feet per flight. Yet despite their prevalence... more...

  • Antarctic Sealsby R. M. Laws

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 38.00

    A comprehensive and detailed account of accepted techniques for the study of this important group of mammals. more...

  • Are Dolphins Really Smart?by Justin Gregg

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 12.99

    Are Dolphins Really Smart? provides a highly critical look at the popular myths about dolphin intelligence and behaviour. Justin Gregg presents the latest scientific findings, highlighting the clash between scientific fact and pseudoscience. Incorporating the latest research, this is important reading for all interested in animal behaviour. more...

  • Arthropod Diversity and Conservationby David L. Hawksworth; Alan T. Bull

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 284.42

    Despite their enormous bulk and complexity of architecture, plants make up only around a quarter of a million of the 8 million or so species on Earth. The major components of biodiversity, instead, are the smaller, largely unseen, silent majority of invertebrates ? most of which are arthropods. Vertebrates, a mere blip on the biotic horizon, are elevated... more...

  • Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabedby Boris Dorschel; Andrew J. Wheeler; Xavier Monteys; Koen Verbruggen

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 116.29

    This colourful atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the NE Atlantic, it reveals many hidden features. more...

  • The Banggai Cardinalfishby Alejandro A. Vagelli

    Wiley 2011; US$ 202.95 US$ 175.89

    The Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni , is a fascinating species that possesses a series of remarkable biological characteristics making it unique among coral reef fishes. It has been the focus of studies in reproduction, ecology, population genetics and evolution. In addition, since its rediscovery in the late 1990s, it has become tremendously... more...