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Oceans & Seas

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  • Isles of Amnesiaby Mark J. Rauzon

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    For over a quarter century, biologist Mark J. Rauzon has worked in the field of island restoration, traveling throughout the American Insular Pacific to eradicate invasive plants and animals introduced by humans. The region spans from Hawai`i to Samoa to Guam, and their neighbors?small, obscure tropical islands that are hundreds, if not thousands,... more...

  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seaby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea(s) (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. The first illustrated edition (which is not the original... more...

  • Listening to Whalesby Alexandra Morton

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    In Listening to Whales , Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales.... more...

  • Sharkby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 14.63

    From the truly scary to the completely harmless here's everything you need to know about the sophisticated guardians of our oceans. more...

  • Underwater To Get Out Of The Rainby Trevor Norton

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    This is the beautifully told tale of Norton's growing love of the sea, from family holidays in Whitley Bay as a boy, to his first over zealous attempts at diving. All that we know and love of the British seaside weaves throughout this funny, nostalgic and richly told memoir. Fortune telling gypsies found on crumbling promenades, lighthouses standing... more...

  • Death and Oilby Brad Matsen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.95

    The first full account of the most tragic oil rig disaster in history, the human story behind it, and the true nature of its legacy.   July 6, 1988, began as a normal day on Piper Alpha, the biggest offshore oil rig on the North Sea. But just after 10:00 p.m., a series of explosions rocked the platform, and the inferno continued to burn for weeks.... more...

  • Song for the Blue Oceanby Carl Safina

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 22.99

    Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author's exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths. Scientist and fisherman Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery, probing for truth about the world's changing seas, deftly weaving adventure, science, and political analysis. more...

  • 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 2010; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    A complete reference to all the sharks inhabiting North American waters, with excellent color illustrations of all the species. more...

  • Oceanby Fabien Cousteau; DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Explore the last wilderness left on Earth in this new compact guide to the Ocean From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans? power and importance to our planet ? as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and... more...