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  • 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 Gulf Streamby Stan Ulanski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals... more...

  • Salt Storyby Sarah Drummond

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    In this warm, lively, salty account of living on and by the sea, Drummond writes of fishing and feuds, of life as an apprentice fisherwoman, and of all the fish that got away. Salt Story pays homage to sea-dogs, fisherwomen, oystermen and storytellers everywhere. Praise for the Book ‘Too few writers capture the essence of now: the flavour, smell,... more...

  • The End Of The Lineby Charles Clover

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.73

    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,... more...

  • Shark Manby Riley Elliott

    Random House New Zealand 2014; Not Available

    The adventures of a shark scientist and his mission to change our perception of New Zealand's most feared and misunderstood predator. Riley Elliot is a surfer, spear-fisherman and shark scientist from the Waikato, currently writing a PhD at Auckland University. He's also on a mission to share his fascination with sharks, raise the profile of their... more...

  • How the Ocean Worksby Mark Denny

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • The Great Barrier Reef (Revised Edition)by James Woodford

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 19.08

    The real Great Barrier Reef is not just a single clown fish or a colony of branching stag horn coral. It is not simply the crystal clear water, cocktails and beautiful bodies of the tourist ads. Nor is it just the stage for murders, mishaps, shipwrecks, shark attacks, crocodile death rolls or gropers that swallow men's heads whole and only sometimes... more...

  • The Great Barrier Reefby Ben Daley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a marine park. This book provides an original account of... more...

  • Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservationby Essam Yassin Mohammed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ?ecosystem services?, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are fast-diminishing under the weight of pollution, land clearance, coastal... more...

  • Deepby James Nestor

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 27.00

    Our species is more profoundly connected to the sea than we ever realized, as an intrepid cadre of scientists, athletes, and explorers is now discovering. Deep follows these adventurers into the ocean to report on the latest findings about its wondrous biology ? and unimagined human abilities. more...