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  • Secrets of the Seasby Callum Roberts; Alex Mustard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. This beautiful book gathers... more...

  • RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTARby Philip Hoare

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 16.82

    From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. more...

  • Marine Distributionsby J. Maxwell Dunbar

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1963; Not Available

    This volume, based on the 1962 Royal Society of Canada symposium, emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of research in marine biogeography and in the distribution of environmental factors in the sea. more...

  • North Carolina's Barrier Islandsby David Blevins

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    In this stunning book, nature photographer and ecologist David Blevins offers an inspiring visual journey to North Carolina's barrier islands as you have never seen them before. These islands are unique and ever-changing places with epic origins, surprising plants and animals, and an uncertain future. From snow geese midflight to breathtaking vistas... more...

  • Environment, Labour and Capitalism at seaby Penny McCall Howard

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    This book combines phenomenology and political economy to offer new approaches for analyses of human-environment relations and technologies. It contributes to the social studies of fisheries through an analysis of how fishing practices and social relations are shaped by political economy. more...

  • Governing the Coastal Commonsby Derek Armitage; Anthony Charles; Fikret Berkes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Coastal communities depend on the marine environment for their livelihoods, but the common property nature of marine resources poses major challenges for the governance of such resources. Through detailed cases and consideration of broader global trends, this volume examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and the attributes... more...

  • The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Changeby Iain McCalman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.20

    Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific frontier, and a precarious World Heritage site. Now the historian... more...

  • A Voyage For Madmenby Peter Nichols

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward... more...

  • The Whale Warriorsby Peter Heller

    Free Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars For the crew of the eco-pirate ship the Farley Mowat, any day saving a whale is a good day to die. In The Whale Warriors , veteran adventure writer Peter Heller takes us on a hair-raising journey with a vigilante crew on their mission to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy,... more...

  • Jacques Cousteauby Brad Matsen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.   Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of many of... more...