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  • 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...

  • Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coastby Sarah G. Allen; Joe Mortenson; Sophie Webb

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    From gray whales giving birth in the lagoons of Baja California to sea otters nestled in kelp beds off California to killer whales living around Vancouver Island?this spectacular stretch of the Pacific Coast boasts one of the most abundant populations of sea mammals on earth. This handy interpretive field guide describes the 45 whales, dolphins, seals,... 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...

  • The Great Barrier Reef (Revised Edition)by James Woodford

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 16.35

    The real Great Barrier Reef is not just a single clown fish or a colony of branching stag horn coral. It is not simply the crystal clear water, cocktails and beautiful bodies of the tourist ads. Nor is it just the stage for murders, mishaps, shipwrecks, shark attacks, crocodile death rolls or gropers that swallow men's heads whole and only sometimes... more...

  • The Great Seaby David Abulafia

    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...

  • The Great Seaby David Abulafia

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the nineteenth century, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from... more...

  • How the Ocean Worksby Mark Denny

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 69.95

    The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than... more...

  • My first book of Southern African Ocean Lifeby Roberta Griffiths

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.99

    Young children will enjoy discovering the 58 fascinating ocean creatures in My First Book of Southern African Ocean Life. This newest title in the popular My first book series offers: colourful, accurate illustrations of each creature; simple texts that will satisfy the curiosity of young readers, and pictograms that show at a glance where each species... more...

  • Watching Giantsby Elin Kelsey

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    Personal, anecdotal, and highly engaging, Watching Giants opens a window on a world that seems quite like our own, yet is so different that understanding it pushes the very limits of our senses. Elin Kelsey's colorful first-person account, drawing from her rich, often humorous, everyday experiences as a mother, a woman, and a scientist, takes us... more...

  • My First Book of Southern African Seashore Lifeby Roberta Griffiths

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 9.00

    This book introduces more than 50 of the creatures and plants found on beaches and in rock pools along the southern African coastline, such as anemones, limpets, sea slugs, seaweeds and many others. Vivid illustrations are accompanied by simple text on their behavior and habits and visual clues to creatures? size, diet, and where to find them. more...