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  • 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...

  • Governing Transboundary Watersby Emma S. Norman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    With almost the entire world?s water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate with one?s neighbor is of global relevance. For Indigenous communities, whose traditional homelands may predate and challenge the current borders, and whose relationship to water sources are linked to the protection of traditional lifeways... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • A Voyage For Madmenby Peter Nichols

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Whale Warriorsby Peter Heller

    Free Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    "The adventure and the all-star cast of characters aside, the heart of this book is Heller's gripping account of the world's oceans. Aboard the Farley Mowat , Heller gains insight into the claim that if current fishing practices and pollution trends continue, 'every fishery in the world's oceans will collapse by 2048.'" -- Sacramento News & Review... more...

  • Black Waveby John Silverwood; Jean Silverwood

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    ?I told God that if he would let us survive this night, I would make it mean something worthwhile. And then, somehow, I felt calmer than I have ever felt. Unreasonably so. Irrationally so. I looked over the scene of our wrecked life and I smiled?a crazy smile for sure?and I looked through the dark at the mad beauty of it.? ?Jean Silverwood An... more...

  • Jacques Cousteauby Brad Matsen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.   Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of many of... 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...

  • 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...

  • Beside the Seasideby Jane Struthers

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    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...