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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Kupe et les Coraux / Kupe ke te Tokaby 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...

  • Governing Transboundary Watersby Emma S. Norman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    With almost the entire world?s water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate with one?s neighbor is of global relevance. For Indigenous communities, whose traditional homelands may predate and challenge the current borders, and whose relationship to water sources are linked to the protection of traditional lifeways... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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... more...