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  • The Cape Hatteras Lighthouseby Dawson Carr

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    Since 1871 the Cape Hatteras lighthouse has been a welcome sight for sailors entering the treacherous region off North Carolina's Outer Banks known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. At 208 feet high, it is the tallest lighthouse in the country and one of the state's most famous landmarks. Through the years, it has withstood the ravages of both humans... more...

  • How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beachby Tonya Clayton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Come explore the geology of Florida's Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird's-eye view down to a crab's-eye view. You'll journey from Panhandle sugar-sand beaches to southwestern shell beaches, taking a fresh look at the ever-changing landscape. With Tonya Clayton as your guide, you'll learn how to recognize the stories and read the clues of these dynamic... more...

  • Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirdsby Paul J. Ponganis

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 112.00

    An up-to-date synthesis of comparative diving physiology research, illustrating the features of dive performance and its biomedical and ecological relevance. more...

  • Transforming the Fisheriesby Patrick Bresnihan

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 45.00

    There is now widespread agreement that fish stocks are severely depleted and fishing activity must be limited. At the same time, the promise of the green economy appears to offer profitable new opportunities for a sustainable seafood industry. What do these seemingly contradictory ideas of natural limits and green growth mean in practice? What do... 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$ 17.00

    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...

  • Black Waveby John Silverwood; Jean Silverwood

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Finest Hoursby Michael J. Tougias; Casey Sherman

    Scribner 2009; US$ 9.99

    The true story of an incredible disaster and heroic rescue at sea told by two masterful storytellers. In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged,... 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...