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  • Magmatic Systemsby Michael P. Ryan; James R. Holton; Renata Dmowska

    Elsevier Science 1994; US$ 72.95

    With its integrated and cohesive coverage of the current research, Magmatic Systems skillfully explores the physical processes, mechanics, and dynamics of volcanism. The text utilizes a synthesized perspective--theoretical, experimental, and observational--to address the powerful regulatory mechanisms controlling the movement of melts and cooling,... more...

  • Shrimpby Jack Rudloe; Anne Rudloe

    Pearson Education 2009; US$ 24.99

    The story of shrimp is as delicious as the creatures themselves. Renowned nature writers Jack and Anne Rudloe tell that story with passion, revealing a hidden history that has spanned millennia. You?ll discover the human stories and heritage behind centuries of shrimping, around the world; meet the most remarkable of the world?s 4,000 species of shrimp;... more...

  • The El Niņo-Southern Oscillation Phenomenonby Edward S. Sarachik; Mark A. Cane

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 76.00

    An introduction to understanding the ENSO phenomenon, given in an observational and theoretical context, and exploring its predictability and impacts. more...

  • Seven-Tenthsby David Fisichella

    Leapfrog Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    A disillusioned man and a blind oceanographer find love and adventure while studying the world's oceans. more...

  • The Wave Watcher's Companionby Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 22.95

    A lively, revealing look at waves of all kinds from the bestselling author of The Cloudspotter's Guide Get ready for a global journey like no other-a passionate enthusiast's exploration of waves that begins with a quiet afternoon at the shore and ends with the world-class Hawaiian surf, making side trips to reveal the ups and downs of brain... more...

  • Holding Back the Seaby Christopher Hallowell

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and talking about when the Big One would strike and do even more damage. Katrina was that hurricane, predictedand imagined before she struck, but... more...

  • Voyage of the Turtleby Carl Safina

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    The story of an ancient sea turtle and what its survival says about our future, from the award-winning writer and naturalist Though nature is indifferent to the struggles of her creatures, the human effect on them is often premeditated. The distressing decline of sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate... more...

  • Abyssal Channels in the Atlantic Oceanby Eugene G. Morozov; Alexander N. Demidov; Roman Y. Tarakanov; Walter Zenk

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    This book is dedicated to the study of structure and transport of deep and bottom waters through underwater channels of the Atlantic Ocean. The study is based on recent observations, analysis of historical data, and literature review. A strong flow of Antarctic Bottom Water from the Argentine Basin to the Brazil Basin through the Vema Channel (32iCdegree-27iCdegree... more...

  • Tsunamisby Antony Joseph

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 129.95

    The devastating impacts of tsunamis have received increased focus since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the most destructive tsunami in over 400 years of recorded history. The tsunamis that occurred as a result of the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 further emphasized the need for detection, monitoring, and early-warning technologies. This professional... more...

  • Marine Ecosystems and Global Changeby Manuel Barange; John G. Field; Roger P. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 66.99

    Global environmental change (including climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, and intensive exploitation of natural resources) is having significant impacts on the world's oceans. This book advances knowledge of the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, and their past, present, and future... more...