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  • Underwater To Get Out Of The Rainby Trevor Norton

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.27

    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... more...

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

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 23.85

    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...

  • 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$ 20.99

    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, 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$ 16.96

    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...

  • The Ocean of Lifeby Callum Roberts

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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...