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  • Under a Wild Skyby William Souder

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 18.00

    John James Audubon is renowned for his masterpiece of natural history and art, The Birds of America , the first nearly comprehensive survey of the continent?s birdlife. And yet few people understand, and many assume incorrectly, what sort of man he was. How did the illegitimate son of a French sea captain living in Haiti, who lied both about his... more...

  • Animals in the Ancient World from A to Zby Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The ancient Greeks and Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They could be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, workers, or intruders from the wild. Beyond the city domesticated animals were herded and bred for profit... more...

  • Flagellatesby Barry S. C. Leadbeater; John C. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    The Flagellates presents a multidisciplinary view of the flagellates exploring both their unity, in terms of their structure, mechanisms and processes, and their diversity in terms of biogeography, niche colonisation, and adaptations to their environment. In addition, evolutionary relationships amongst flagellates are explored. This is the only book... more...

  • Bioenergetics Of Aquatic Animalsby Albert Lucas; Jennifer J. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    This text applies bioenergetics to aquatic animals and explores its role in aquaculture and fisheries science. It seeks to provide a compact account of bioenergetics in aquaculture and clarify problems encountered in the areas of fisheries and more...

  • Gaia Callsby Wade Doak

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 16.95

    Wade Doak is one of the world?s leading marine explorers. In Gaia Calls he takes his readers on a unforgettable journey. From his first discovery of the sunken treasure of the Elingamite, to life as a young man in the Solomon Islands living among the islanders, to years of dolphin research, diving adventures, and his discovery of interspecies communication.... more...

  • The Extreme Life of the Seaby Stephen R. Palumbi; Anthony R. Palumbi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world--the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents--and exposes the eternal darkness of the... more...

  • Field Notes from a Hidden Cityby Esther Woolfson

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00

    Field Notes From a Hidden City is set against the background of the austere, grey and beautiful northeast Scottish city of Aberdeen. In it, Esther Woolfson examines the elements—geographic, atmospheric and environmental—which bring diverse life forms to live in close proximity in cities. Using the circumstances of her own life, house, garden and... more...

  • World's Deadliest Animalsby Matt Roper

    Summersdale 2013; US$ 7.99

    Discover some of the world's deadliest creatures in this collection Man-eating maggots, poisonous birds, and freshwater fish with teeth as big as a tiger's are just a few of the dangerous and deadly creatures you'll encounter in this book. From tiny terrors to raging beasts, this collection of the world's deadliest animals contains amazing photographs,... more...

  • The Shark that Walks on Landby Michael Bright

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… When you dive into the sea, do you ever wonder what?s down there, beneath you, poised to take an inquisitive bite? Author of Jaws Peter Benchley and film director Steven Spielberg certainly did, for below the waves lies a world we neither see nor understand; an alien world where we are but... more...

  • Science on Iceby Veronika Meduna

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    In Science on Ice, award-winning science broadcaster and writer Veronika Meduna follows deep-south scientists who huddle in tents and dive under ice to study ancient mud, fat fish, migrating penguins and fossilised forests. Meduna presents us with a fascinating frozen land – Antarctica?s ice cap holds three quarters of the planet?s fresh water, its... more...