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  • The Coral Battlegroundby Wright Judith

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia?s most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists... 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...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 104.99

    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...

  • The Waveby Susan Casey

    Random House 2010; US$ 16.34

    Some people are drawn towards nature at its most extreme - and it doesn't get more extreme than giant waves. These deadly waves have a strangely hypnotic pull on two types of person: for scientists and super-surfers, rogue waves are a grail, and they will go to dangerous lengths to hunt them down. This is a white-knuckle ride... 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...

  • 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...

  • Deep Blue Homeby Julia Whitty

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 14.95

    A travelogue of the world's oceans as a continuous system, from the Burroughs Award-winning author of The Fragile Edge, that combines science, characters, wonders, and history. more...

  • The Sea Insideby Philip Hoare

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    A startling new book, his most personal to date, from Philip Hoare, co-curator of ?Moby Dick: Big Read and winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for ?Leviathan?. 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...

  • Kupe and the Coralsby Jacqueline L. Padilla-Gamiño; Marjorie Leggitt

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    One night, when Kupe is helping his father fish from their canoe, he sees little bubbles coming from the bottom of the ocean. He collects some to take home, and his mother suggests he visit the Atitia Center, where scientists work with local educators and traditional experts. There he learns about coral spawning?a yearly event where corals release... more...