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  • 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...

  • The Way of a Shipby Derek Lundy

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • A Voyage For Madmenby Peter Nichols

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward... more...

  • The Whale Warriorsby Peter Heller

    Free Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars For the crew of the eco-pirate ship the Farley Mowat, any day saving a whale is a good day to die. In The Whale Warriors , veteran adventure writer Peter Heller takes us on a hair-raising journey with a vigilante crew on their mission to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy,... more...

  • Jacques Cousteauby Brad Matsen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.   Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of many of... more...

  • Dolphin Chroniclesby Carol J. Howard

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    For everyone fascinated with the possibilities of human-animal communications, scientist Carol Howard provides an intimate, moving account of one woman's attempt to unravel the mysteries of the dolphin--one of the sea's most fascinating and enigmatic creatures. more...

  • The Gulf Streamby Stan Ulanski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals... more...

  • Beside the Seasideby Jane Struthers

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.65

    Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? Where were Britain's most notorious places for smugglers? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? There are almost as many stories about the sea as there are pebbles on the beach. Beside the Seaside is a book for anyone who has been captivated... more...

  • Through Cracks in the Wallby Lúcia Helena Costigan

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    This book analyzes literary writings and inquisitorial testimonies produced by individuals of Jewish heritage who lived in the Iberian Atlantic during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the role they played in the expansion of the Iberian empires, despite frequent persecution by the Inquisition. more...

  • Sea Sickby Alanna Mitchell

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 19.99

    All life ? whether on land or in the sea ? depends on the oceans for two things: ? Oxygen. Most of Earth?s oxygen is produced by phytoplankton in the sea. These humble, one-celled organisms, rather than the spectacular rain forests, are the true lungs of the planet. ? Climate control. Our climate is regulated by the ocean?s currents, winds, and... more...