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  • 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...

  • The Gulf Streamby Stan Ulanski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals... more...

  • Beside the Seasideby Jane Struthers

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.58

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • My first book of Southern African Ocean Lifeby Roberta Griffiths

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 7.00

    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...

  • My First Book of Southern African Seashore Lifeby Roberta Griffiths

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 7.00

    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...