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  • Seven-Tenthsby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Seven-Tenths is James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea. A beautifully-written blend of literature and science, it is here brought back into print in a revised and updated edition which includes the acclaimed essay Sea Burial . more...

  • The Sharks of North Americaby Jose I. Castro; Diane Rome Peebles

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 98.99

    Which species of sharks live within 500 nautical miles of North American shores, and what do we know about them? Jose I. Castro's The Sharks of North America is the first comprehensive book in sixty years to address these questions, and it does so with unrivaled authority and aesthetic detail. The 135 comprehensive species accounts summarize the... more...

  • Overboard!by Michael J. Tougias

    Scribner 2010; Not Available

    From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across... more...

  • Overboard!by Michael J. Tougias

    Scribner 2010; US$ 16.72

    From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across... more...

  • Dr Rip's Essential Beach Bookby Rob Brander

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Informative and entertaining, this safety guide describes how beaches work from a scientific perspective. Written by a geomorphologist, this accessible handbook offers suggestions on which beaches to visit around the world as well as tips on how to avoid rip currents, treat jelly fish stings, and build sand castles. With instruction on how to be conscientious... more...

  • The Ocean of Lifeby Callum Roberts

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    A Silent Spring for oceans?from ?the Rachel Carson of the fish world? ( The New York Times )   The sea feeds and sustains us, but its future is under catastrophic threat. In this powerful and ambitious book Callum Roberts?one of the world?s foremost conservation biologists?tells the story of the history of the sea, from the earliest traces... more...

  • Life in the Pacific Oceanby Richard Cannings; Sydney Cannings; Marja de Jong Westman

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    The Sea, from its shimmering surface to its sunless depths, teems with life. Its watery world is not our world, but Life in the Pacific Ocean , with its vivd photographs and engaging text, gives us a glimpse into the secrets beneath the surface of the ocean. How do barnacles have sex? Why are sea stars the most feared predators of the intertidal... more...

  • Big Miracleby Tom Rose

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 12.72

    In October 1988 an Inuit hunter saw three grey whales trapped in the frozen Arctic ocean near Barrow, an isolated Alaskan outpost. They were working together to keep their blow hole open, the two adolescents caring for the weaker baby. It was a poignant sight. Filmed by a local television reporter, this tiny regional news story snowballed into a global... more...

  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Seaby Sebastian Junger

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape. more...

  • Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Seashellsby Pauline Fiene-Severns; Mike Severns; Ruth Dyerly

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 5.95

    Features 170 mollusks from Southeast Asia with information on their habitat and behavior. more...