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  • 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...

  • Octopusby Roland C. Anderson; Jennifer A. Mather; James B. Wood

    Timber Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends?from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid . Yet its true nature... more...

  • Kupe and the Coralsby Jacqueline L. Padilla-Gamiņo; 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...

  • Kupe et les Coraux / Kupe ke te Tokaby Jacqueline L. Padilla-Gamiņo; 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...

  • The Mammoth Book of The Deepby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    Dive in. Death is only a breath away& Just when you thought it was safe & The Mammoth Book of The Deep presents 30 true-life stories of danger, endurance and adventure from this final frontier. Encounter great white sharks, the stricken Kursk submarine, gold salvagers, sponge divers, giant squid, the wreck of the Titanic, Navy frogmen,... more...

  • From the Forest to the Sea ? Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planningby Morgan Gopnik

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The management of common pool resources and publicly-owned areas is fraught with difficulty. This book explores the long, complex, and frequently contentious history of public lands management in the United States in order to draw lessons for the emerging field of marine spatial planning (MSP).  The author first establishes that these two seemingly... more...

  • Art Forms in Natureby Ernst Haeckel

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834?1919) was renowned as one of the foremost early exponents of Darwinism. His work was credited with having caused the acceptance of Darwinism in Europe, and his popular studies ? preaching the continuity of all life, organic and inorganic, from prehistoric time to the present ? converted tens of thousands of readers all... more...

  • Saved by the Seaby David Helvarg

    New World Library 2015; US$ 15.95

    From bodysurfing in Central American war zones, diving barrier reefs with his tragically fated love, Nancy, or being bumped by a whale off Antarctica, David Helvarg has lived a life often as endangered as the ocean he now works to protect. Saved by the Sea is the story of this longtime journalist's personal love, loss, and redemption in the free-flowing... more...