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Oceans & Seas

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  • 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...

  • Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasiaby Mark Norman; Amanda Reid

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95

    Provides insights into the biology and behaviour of more than 60 species ? from the Giant Squid to the deadly Blue-ringed Octopus. more...

  • Unsolved Mysteries of the Seaby Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 22.99

    Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters? more...

  • Beside the Seasideby Jane Struthers

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    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 by the crash of waves... 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...

  • The Great Seaby David Abulafia

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 16.91

    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

    Penguin Random House South Africa 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

    Penguin Random House South Africa 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...