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  • The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Changeby Iain McCalman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.20

    Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific frontier, and a precarious World Heritage site. Now the historian... 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...

  • The Mammoth Book of The Deepby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    Dive in. Death is only a breath away& Just when you thought it was safe & The Mammoth Book of The Deep presents 30 true-life stories of danger, endurance and adventure from this final frontier. Encounter great white sharks, the stricken Kursk submarine, gold salvagers, sponge divers, giant squid, the wreck of the Titanic, Navy frogmen,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Art Forms in Natureby Ernst Haeckel

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white. more...

  • Saved by the Seaby David Helvarg

    New World Library 2015; US$ 15.95

    From bodysurfing in Central American war zones, diving barrier reefs with his tragically fated love, Nancy, or being bumped by a whale off Antarctica, David Helvarg has lived a life often as endangered as the ocean he now works to protect. Saved by the Sea is the story of this longtime journalist's personal love, loss, and redemption in the free-flowing... more...

  • The Tragedy of the Commodityby Stefano B. Longo; Rebecca Clausen; Brett Clark

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Tragedy of the Commodity explores the role of human agency in the overfishing crisis, highlighting the social and economic forces behind this looming ecological problem. In a critique of the classic theory “the tragedy of the commons” by ecologist Garrett Hardin, the authors argue that it is the commodification of aquatic resources that leads... more...

  • Omphalosby Philip Henry Gosse

    Copyright Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Philip Henry Gosse was born in Gloucester on April 6th, 1810 and is remembered as one of the earliest natural scientists whose curiosity enabled much to be discovered and understood about our surroundings. Such was his enthusiasm for observation that he started the Victorian craze of aquariums. He tried to reconcile his religious zeal with an interpretation... more...

  • A Year at the Shoreby Philip Henry Gosse

    Copyright Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Philip Henry Gosse was born in Gloucester on April 6th, 1810 and is remembered as one of the earliest natural scientists whose curiosity enabled much to be discovered and understood about our surroundings. Such was his enthusiasm for observation that he started the Victorian craze of aquariums. He tried to reconcile his religious zeal with an interpretation... more...