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Oceans & Seas

  • 101 Best Australian Beachesby Andrew Short; Brad Farmer

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 20.99

    This book answers all of those questions and more. Between them, authors Andy Short and Brad Farmer have visited every one of Australia’s 11,761 mainland beaches, making them uniquely qualified to tell us which are the ones we have to see before we die. This superbly illustrated and thoroughly researched book will make you want to start the journey... more...

  • 101 Best Australian Beachesby Brad Farmer; Andrew Short

    University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Written by a marine scientist and a surfing activist, this superbly illustrated and thoroughly researched book will encourage visitors and natives alike to explore the Australian coast. Which Australian beach is made entirely of shells? Which beach has the biggest waves? Where is the world?s biggest sand dune? Where do loggerhead turtles come to... more...

  • 50 Ways to Save the Oceanby David Helvarg; Jim Toomey

    New World Library 2010; Not Available

    The first and only guidebook spotlighting the urgency of saving the seas as well as offering concrete action steps. more...

  • All the Fish in the Seaby Carmel Finley

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, theoretically, the largest catch that can be taken from a species’ stock over an indefinite period. And while it was modified in 1996 with passage... more...

  • The Antarctic Dictionaryby Bernadette Hince

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95

    A complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. more...

  • Atlanticby Paul Butel

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    From Antiquity to modern times, the Atlantic has been the subject of myths and legends. The Atlantic by Paul Butel offers a global history of the ocean encompassing the exploits of adventurers, Vikings, explorers such as Christopher Columbus, emigrants, fishermen, and modern traders. The book also highlights the importance of the growth of ports... more...

  • The Atlantic Coastby Harry Thurston; Wayne Barrett

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 31.95

    The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly known as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic region belongs to the sea. The maritime influence on climate, flora, and fauna is dominant — even far inland. Both on land... more...

  • Atlantic Historyby Jack P. Greene; Philip Morgan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 20.99

    An Introduction: The Present State of Atlantic History, Philip D. Morgan and Jack P. Greene. 1. The Atlantic Ocean and Its Contemporary Meanings, 1492-1808, Joyce E. Chaplin (Harvard University). Section One: New Atlantic Worlds. 2. The Spanish Atlantic System, Kenneth J. Andrien (Ohio State University). 3. The Portuguese Atlantic, 1415-1808, A. J.... more...

  • The Battle for North Carolina's Coastby Stephen J. Culver; Stanley R. Riggs; Dorothea V. Ames; David J. Mallinson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Battle for North Carolina's Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future more...

  • Beside the Seasideby Jane Struthers

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.76

    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...