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Oceans & Seas

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  • Sharkby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

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

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • The Way of a Shipby Derek Lundy

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 10.49

    When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn. A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling... more...

  • Marine Physicsby R Craig

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 31.95

    Marine Physics guides different disciplines regarding the study of the sea and provides basic understanding of the fundamental theories and premises of the other disciplines. This book is comprised of eight chapters, beginning with some concepts regarding movement of the sea, such as the density currents, diffusion processes, and wind currents in deep... more...