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  • Planning for Coastal Resilienceby Timothy Beatley

    Island Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and magnitude of coastal storms around the globe, and the anticipated rise of sea levels will have enormous impact on fragile and vulnerable coastal regions. In the U.S., more than 50% of the population inhabits coastal areas. In Planning for Coastal Resilience , Tim Beatley argues that, in the... more...

  • The Empty Oceanby Richard Ellis

    Island Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    In The Empty Ocean , acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted, and collected over the centuries, from charismatic... more...

  • Oceanby DK; Fabien Cousteau

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Dive in to this breathtaking read about the world's oceans Explore the last wilderness left on Earth, with an enhanced and updated edition of this exhaustive guide to the underwater world. From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, the Japanese tsunami to Hurricane Sandy, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans' power... more...

  • Return of the Sea Otterby Todd McLeish

    Sasquatch Books 2018; US$ 9.99

    A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs holding... more...

  • Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planningby Katherine L. Yates; Corey J. A. Bradshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    Offshore energy generation is a rapidly growing sector, competing for space in an already busy seascape. This book brings together the ecological, economic, and social implications of the spatial conflict this growth entails. Covering all energy-generation types (wind, wave, tidal, oil, and gas), it explores the direct and indirect impacts the growth... more...

  • The Seaward Margin of the Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefsby Noel P. James; Robert N. Ginsburg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 90.95 US$ 81.86

    This first IAS Special Publication contains the oral presentations from a special symposium on pelagic sediments held in Zurich in 1973. The aim of the symposium was to bring together sea-borne researchers involved with the Deep Sea Drilling Project and land-locked researchers studying ancient sediments. If you are a member of the International... more...

  • Holding Back the Seaby Christopher Hallowell

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    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...

  • The Last Runby Todd Lewan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree... more...

  • Sea Changeby Richard Girling

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    We have a special relationship with the sea. It is the single most powerful driver of our economy, our lifestyle and our politics. It affects what we eat, how we use the land, how we relate to our neighbours, how we travel, even the thickness of our coats. Yet we go on treating it, with childlike faith and unreason, as if we imagine it to be infinitely... more...

  • Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology, Second Editionby Gerd Masselink; Michael Hughes; Jasper Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.00

    The world's coastlines represent a myriad of dynamic and constantly changing environments. Heavily settled and intensely used areas, they are of enormous importance to humans and understanding how they are shaped and change is crucial to our future. Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphologybegins by discussing coastal systems and shows how... more...