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Oceans & Seas

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  • Beside the Seasideby Jane Struthers

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? Where were Britain's most notorious places for smugglers? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? There are almost as many stories about the sea as there are pebbles on the beach. Beside the Seaside is a book for anyone who has been captivated by the crash of waves... more...

  • Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasiaby Mark Norman; Amanda Reid

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95

    Provides insights into the biology and behaviour of more than 60 species ? from the Giant Squid to the deadly Blue-ringed Octopus. more...

  • Unsolved Mysteries of the Seaby Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 22.99

    Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters? more...

  • Through Cracks in the Wallby Lúcia Helena Costigan

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    This book analyzes literary writings and inquisitorial testimonies produced by individuals of Jewish heritage who lived in the Iberian Atlantic during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the role they played in the expansion of the Iberian empires, despite frequent persecution by the Inquisition. more...

  • The Great Seaby David Abulafia

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 16.91

    For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the nineteenth century, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from... more...

  • How the Ocean Worksby Mark Denny

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 69.95 US$ 55.96

    The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than... more...

  • My first book of Southern African Ocean Lifeby Roberta Griffiths

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 7.00

    Young children will enjoy discovering the 58 fascinating ocean creatures in My First Book of Southern African Ocean Life. This newest title in the popular My first book series offers: colourful, accurate illustrations of each creature; simple texts that will satisfy the curiosity of young readers, and pictograms that show at a glance where each species... more...

  • My First Book of Southern African Seashore Lifeby Roberta Griffiths

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 7.00

    This book introduces more than 50 of the creatures and plants found on beaches and in rock pools along the southern African coastline, such as anemones, limpets, sea slugs, seaweeds and many others. Vivid illustrations are accompanied by simple text on their behavior and habits and visual clues to creatures? size, diet, and where to find them. more...

  • The Hunter's Breathby Terrie Williams

    M. Evans & Company 2004; US$ 20.99

    This is the story of a dedicated group that goes to Antarctica to study the Weddell seal, the only mammal on earth able to survive year-round in the most extreme Antarctic temperatures. more...

  • The End Of The Lineby Charles Clover

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.09

    We have reached a pivotal moment for fishing, with seventy-five percent of the world's fish stocks either fully exploited or overfished. If nothing is done to stop the squandering of fish stocks the life of the oceans will face collapse and millions of people could starve. Fish is the aspirational food for Western society, the healthy, weight-conscious... more...