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Oceans & Seas

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • To Follow the Waterby Dallas Murphy

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    The always entertaining novelist, essayist, and travel writer, Dallas Murphy blends history, travel, and adventure in this exploration of the world?s most important waterway more...

  • A Voyage For Madmenby Peter Nichols

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • To Sea & Backby Richard Shelton

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    Combining exquisite natural history with beguiling autobiographical and historical narrative, a portrait of a fish whose story is closely intertwined with our own   The Atlantic salmon is an extraordinary and mysterious fish. Here, Richard Shelton combines memoir and deep scientific knowledge to reveal, from the salmon's point of view, both the... more...

  • The Hunter's Breathby Terrie Williams

    M. Evans & Company 2004; US$ 20.99

    This is the story of a dedicated group that goes to Antarctica to study the Weddell seal, the only mammal on earth able to survive year-round in the most extreme Antarctic temperatures. more...