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Dynamics of the ocean

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanographyby John Grady

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In becoming "a useful man" on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused light on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain's admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated... more...

  • Oceansby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Covering 71 percent of the planet, oceans provided the unique environmental conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago and continue to support life in important ways today--they are home to nearly 50% of all species on earth; they influence climate and weather patterns; they provide food and water for humankind.... more...

  • Meteorological Tsunamis: The U.S. East Coast and Other Coastal Regionsby Ivica Vilibic; Sebastian Monserrat; Alexander B. Rabinovich

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    The book encompasses a set of papers on meteorological tsunamis covering various aspects on this rare but potentially destructive multiresonant phenomenon. Altogether an editorial and 15 contributions are part of this book; eight of the contributions deal with different aspects of meteotsunamis along the U.S. East Coast and in the region of the Great... more...

  • Post-Tsunami Hazardby Vicente Santiago-Fandiņo; Yevgeniy Kontar; Yoshiyuki Kaneda

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This monograph focuses on a variety of topics related to reconstruction and restoration in post-tsunami conditions. Aspects such as coastal engineering, early warning systems and technological approaches, urban planning and settlements relocation, socio-economic redevelopment and policy, coastal ecosystems and agricultural redevelopment as well as... more...

  • Tsunamiby Richard Hamblyn

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    When the earthquake that struck the Solomon Islands in 2013 produced tsunami waves that damaged the country?s infrastructure, it was one in a recent string of reminders of the devastating effects these ferocious waves can have. From the 2011 tsunami in Japan to the giant waves that killed people near the Indian Ocean in 2004, these destructive events... more...

  • Tsunamiby Edward Bryant

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    Comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of all aspects of tsunamis Easily readable for laypersons, but still scientifically well founded Emphasises the fact that tsunamis are vastly underrated Reviews current warning systems: strengths and weaknesses more...

  • Ocean Tidesby G. I. Marchuk; B. A. Kagan

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

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  • Oceanography and Marine Biology, An Annual Review, Volume 31by Margaret Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    Volume 31 of Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review provides a carefully selected set of authoritative reviews of important topics in the broad field of marine science. The interest shown in oceanographical and marine biological work calls for a publication summarizing the results. For nearly 30 years Oceanography and Marine Biology: An... more...

  • Ebb and Flowby Jenny Hayward

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    Ebb and Flow is a collection of interesting and personal articles in date order about the author's life and family. Jenny Hayward married her childhood sweetheart in 1942 during her husband's embarkation leave before he departed to fight in World War Two. Their joy was very short-lived when only a few weeks later she was given the devastating... more...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...