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Oceans & Seas

  • Green Cities of Europeby

    Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2012; Not Available

    In the absence of federal leadership, states and localities are stepping forward to address critical problems like climate change, urban sprawl, and polluted water and air. Fortunately, they have dynamic, innovative models outside U.S. borders. Green Cities of Europe draws on the world's best examples of sustainability to show how other cities can... more...

  • The Great Seaby David Abulafia

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 23.96

    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...

  • Tideby Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 26.78

    From Cnut to D-Day: the history and science of the unceasing tide explored for the first time. Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide. Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from the observations of Aristotle and the... more...

  • Tropical Reef Fishesby Gerald Allen

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    This Periplus Nature Guide provides an excellent introduction to 68 of the most commonly encountered tropical reef fishes. Written by Dr. Gerald Allen , international authority on reef fishes, it features stunning color shots by some of the world's best underwater photographers. more...

  • Field Guide to Marine Fishesby Gerald R. Allen; P. Doughty

    Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 24.95

    This phenomenally successful guide to the wealth and variety of fish in Australia’s tropical waters — including the Great Barrier Reef — and south-east Asia has been updated and expanded. The book has sold more than 20,000 copies in its previous editions, and is an invaluable reference for divers and anglers, to both scientists and the... 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...

  • Aquatic Ecotoxicologyby Claude Amiard-Triquet; Jean-Claude Amiard; Catherine Mouneyrac

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 125.00

    Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools for Dealing with Emerging Risks presents a thorough look at recent advances in aquatic ecotoxicology and their application in assessing the risk of well-known and emerging environmental contaminants. This essential reference, brought together by leading experts in the field, guides users through existing... more...

  • Octopusby Roland C. Anderson; Jennifer A. Mather; James B. Wood

    Timber Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends?from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid . Yet its true nature... more...

  • Principles of Ocean Physicsby John R. Apel; William L. Donn

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    In recent years, significant advances in both the theoretical and observational sides of physical oceanography have allowed the ocean's physical behavior to be described more quantitatively. This book discusses the physical mechanisms and processes of the sea, and will be valuable not only to oceanographers but also physicists, graduate students,... more...

  • Oceansby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Covering 71 percent of the planet, these saline bodies of water provided the unique conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago. This book explains how our oceans continue to support and influence life in important ways: by providing the largest global source of protein in the form of fish populations, by creating... more...