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  • Seashore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 94)by Peter J. Hayward

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 71.57

    A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day. This edition is exclusive to more...

  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seaby MobileReference 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$ 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...

  • The Waveby Susan Casey

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    A riveting and rollicking tour-de-force about the terrifying power of nature's most deadly phenomena ? colossal waves ? and the scientists and super surfers who are obsessed with them. The New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth probes the dramatic convergence of baffling gargantuan waves that pummel oil rigs and sink massive ships,... more...

  • The Waveby Susan Casey

    Random House 2010; US$ 19.18

    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 with the men who live... more...

  • Underwater To Get Out Of The Rainby Trevor Norton

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...