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- 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...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00
?I told God that if he would let us survive this night, I would make it mean something worthwhile. And then, somehow, I felt calmer than I have ever felt. Unreasonably so. Irrationally so. I looked over the scene of our wrecked life and I smiled?a crazy smile for sure?and I looked through the dark at the mad beauty of it.? ?Jean Silverwood An... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.07
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...
- CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95
Provides insights into the biology and behaviour of more than 60 species ? from the Giant Squid to the deadly Blue-ringed Octopus. more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 24.99
Situated at the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millenia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic... more...