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Oceans & Seas

  • Maritime Clusters and the Ocean Economyby Peter B. Myles

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Over the last decade the concept of clustering has become a central idea for analyzing the competitiveness of nations, industries and firms. This book shows how the cluster concept can be usefully applied to the study of maritime activities.  Such activities, including shipping, shipbuilding and port and maritime services, are clearly geographically... more...

  • Estuarine and Coastal Hydrography and Sediment Transportby R. J. Uncles; S. B. Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 68.00

    A practical guide to the latest techniques to measure sediments, seabed, water and transport mechanisms in estuaries and coastal waters. more...

  • The Sea Shore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 12)by C. M. Yonge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 54.18

    A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day. more...

  • Ghosts of the Tsunamiby Richard Lloyd Parry

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

    On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,500 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis, and the meltdown of a... more...

  • Lost to the Seaby Stephen Wade

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 14.08

    Lost to the Sea: Norfolk & Suffolk relates the stories of how the human communities along the coast of these counties maintained their struggle with the sea. From very early Neolithic times, when global changes created the Continental Shelf and raised the cliffs along Britain's eastern shorelines, through Roman and medieval times, the first villages... more...

  • Junk Raftby Marcus Eriksen

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    An exciting account of an activist scientist’s unorthodox fight in the growing movement against plastic marine pollution and of his expedition across the Pacific on a home-made “junk raft” News media brought the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”—the famous swirling gyre of plastic pollution in the ocean—into the public consciousness. But when Marcus... more...

  • Rogue Wavesby Michel Olagnon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    Rogue waves remain something of a mystery. Long believed to be a myth or an exaggeration, they haven't been the subject of any kind of serious in-depth research - until now. This book makes rigorous marine science accessible to all, exploring the causes and frequency of rogue waves, and the reasons why some waves become killer monsters. With anecdotes,... more...

  • A Speck in the Seaby John Aldridge; Anthony Sosinski

    Weinstein Publishing 2017; US$ 28.00

    The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge - first a New York Times Magazine feature story, now in priority development as a major motion picture from The Weinstein Company. " A Speck in the Sea is a terrific read--harrowing and inspiring at the same time.... more...

  • Governing the Coastal Commonsby Derek Armitage; Anthony Charles; Fikret Berkes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Coastal communities depend on the marine environment for their livelihoods, but the common property nature of marine resources poses major challenges for the governance of such resources. Through detailed cases and consideration of broader global trends, this volume examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and the attributes... more...

  • Two Oceansby George Branch; Charles Griffiths; Margo Branch; Lynnath Beckley

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 24.00

    For over two decades Two Oceans has been the pre-eminent book to which scientists, students, divers and beachcombers turn to identify and learn about marine life, from sponges to whales and seaweeds to dune forests. In this exuberantly colourful, fully revised fourth edition, over 2 000 species are now covered, names and other details have been updated... more...