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The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


The Visual World Atlas

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

An overview of the state of the world for understanding global issues Inside you will find: • more than 110 thematic maps, • more than 50 fact tables from world renown organizations, • more than 130 photographs,...


The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom takes the reader on a fascinating voyage into well and less known groups of animals: simple organisms, echinoderms, insects, arachnids, mollusks, crustaceans, fishes,...


The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Almost 40,000 tons of meteorites fall to Earth each year… A living fossil is discovered off the coast of South Africa… The swirling wind becomes a devastating tornado that destroys everything in its path…...


Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

This mini guide covers almost 180 species that live in the area between land and sea called the intertidal or littoral, zone. It includes all the most common molluscs, crustaceans, seaweeds, fishes, spiny creatures...


Hunting the Hunters

by Laurens de Groot Bloomsbury Publishing (January 02, 2014)

'As the rest of the world stood by and watched, Laurens risked everything to defend these extraordinary mammals from extinction. A truly powerful and inspiring story.' Susan Sarandon

Laurens de Groot was a detective...


War of the Whales: A True Story

by Joshua Horwitz Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

“Intimate and urgent storytelling” (Chicago Tribune), a “ripping real-life yarn” (Tampa Bay Chronicle): The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world’s most powerful navy,...


Rescue of the Bounty

by Michael J. Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell Scribner (April 01, 2014)

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny...


Overboard!

by Michael J. Tougias Scribner (March 16, 2010)

From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet.

In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long...


Art Forms in Nature

by Ernst Haeckel Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white....


Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest

by Sy Montgomery Chelsea Green Publishing (February 15, 2009)

By the acclaimed author of The Soul of an Octopus and the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig.

When Sy Montgomery ventured into the Amazon to unlock the mysteries of the littleknown pink dolphins, she found...


An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas

by Diane Wilson & Kenny Ausubel Chelsea Green Publishing (September 15, 2005)

When Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimp-boat captain and mother of five, learns that she lives in the most polluted county in the United States, she decides to fight back. She launches a campaign against...


Orca: The Whale Called Killer

by Erich Hoyt Firefly Books (November 06, 2013)

"Hoyt's passionate sense of kinship with orca makes his account effective as both a science and literature. He has chronicled his adventures and discoveries ...with grace, insight, wit--and a comprehensiveness...


Waltzes with Giants

by Peter C. Stone Skyhorse (July 16, 2012)

Waltzes with Giants is a moving portrait of one of the earth’s largest endangered mammals. Mystical and provocative, the book is inspired by a real North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) and her...


Salt Water Fly Fishing

by Joe Brooks Derrydale Press (August 22, 2000)

Brooks was one of the earliest pioneers of salt water techniques and saltwater flies. His book, originally published in 1950, remains one of the best overall guides to the sport.


Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

by James Prosek HarperCollins e-books (September 21, 2010)

“This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story.” —Thomas McGuane

“I loved it! A beautiful adventure story of one of the most wide-spread and least-known but ecologically important...


The Story of Sushi

by Trevor Corson HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

Everything you never knew about sushi—its surprising origins, the colorful lives of its chefs, and the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it

Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's...


Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature's Bounty

by Craig Welch HarperCollins e-books (April 06, 2010)

A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction...


Tales of Southern Rivers

by Zane Grey Derrydale Press (March 21, 2000)

Tales of Southern Rivesr recounts Grey's tales of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, on rivers in the jungles fo Mexico, the Florida Keys, and in the Everglades.


Tales of Fishes

by Zane Grey Derrydale Press (January 15, 2001)

Zane Grey is best known as a fishing writer for the wild adventures of catching world record giants in the oceans around the world.


Sea Turtles: The Watchers' Guide

by Timothy O'Keefe Derrydale Press (September 01, 2001)

Discover how and where you can witness sea turtles nesting in Florida. This book not only gives an excellent overview of sea turtle life, it also provides the specifics of appropriate personal conduct and behavior...


Tales of the Angler's Eldorado: New Zeland

by Zane Grey Derrydale Press (October 24, 2000)

In Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, Grey fishes New Zeland's legenday streams.


The Way of a Ship

by Derek Lundy Ecco (March 05, 2013)

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined:...


Manatees: Our Vanishing Mermaids

by Timothy O'Keefe Derrydale Press (January 01, 1993)

Manatees are among nature’s strangest-looking, gentlest animals. They’re among America’s most endangered mammals and were the basis for ancient tales of mermaids, legendary creatures that were half-fish...


Tales of Fishing Virgin Sea

by Zane Grey Derrydale Press (February 29, 2000)

This collection, first published in 1925, describes Grey's fishing adventures in exotic locales throughout the Pacific Region.


Sea of Slaughter

by Farley Mowat Douglas & McIntyre (October 12, 2012)

The northeastern seaboard of North America, extending from Labrador to Cape Cod, was the first region of North America to suffer from human exploitation. Farley Mowat informs the extensive historical and biological...


War of the Whales

438 Days

The Imperiled Ocean

Rescue of the Bounty

by Michael J. Tougias, Douglas A. Campbell & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2015)

Rescueof the Bounty is the harrowing story of the sinkingand rescue of Bounty--the tall shipused in the classic 1962 film Mutiny onthe Bounty--which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteenaboard....


Close to Shore

by Michael Capuzzo & Taylor Mali AudioBookShelf (November 01, 2011)

The summer of 1916 was brutally hot, driving thousands to the Jersey Shore to indulge in the newfangled activity of swimming in the ocean, and a good swimmer could strut his stuff in front of an appreciative...


The Finest Hours

by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2012)

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for...


Of Orcas and Men

by David Neiwert Abrams Press (June 15, 2015)

Orcas are one of earth’s most intelligent animals. Benign and gentle, with their own languages and cultures, orcas’ amazing capacity for long-term memory and, arguably, compassion, makes the ugly story of...


Kraken

by Wendy Williams Abrams Image (February 28, 2011)

Kraken is the traditional name for gigantic sea monsters, and this book introduces one of the most charismatic, enigmatic, and curious inhabitants of the sea: the squid. The pages take the reader on a wild narrative...


Emperors of the Deep: The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Misunderstood and Important Guardians

by William McKeever William Collins (December 05, 2019)

Sharks are ruthlessly efficient predators, the apex of 450 million years of evolution. They are older than trees, have survived five extinction events and are essential to maintaining balanced ocean ecosystems,...


Tales of Swordfish and Tuna

by Zane Grey Derrydale Press (October 24, 2000)

Zane Grey fished up to 300 days a year. But, with all that time on the water there was nothing more exciting or more compelling than the really BIG fish- the giants of the sea. Blue fin tuna are (even today)...


British Seals (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 57)

by H. R. Hewer William Collins (February 28, 2019)

A comprehensive account of the seal’s migratory patterns, methods of hunting and patterns of reproduction.

While seals are a perennial favourite among visitors to zoos for their playful and engaging behaviour,...


The Jaws of Death

by Xavier Maniguet & David A. Christie Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

Biggest of all fish and the best equipped for hunting, sharks live in every ocean. No natural predator except the killer whale threatens them, and they possess an extraordinary physiology...including those unrivaled...


The Sea

by Isobel Carlson Skyhorse (April 16, 2019)

“The sea is as near as we come to another world.” —Anne Stevenson

This book celebrates oceans, coasts and shorelines the world over. Bringing together incredible stories and legends of the sea, delicious...


Sightlines

by Kathleen Jamie The Experiment (September 10, 2013)

Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

In Sightlines, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field—from her native...


Incredible--and True!--Fishing Stories

by Shaun Morey Workman Publishing Company (June 15, 2014)

What’s almost as good as going fishing? Hearing, telling, and swapping great fish stories. Shaun Morey is a fisherman, a connoisseur of fish stories, and a journalist with a novelist’s eye (and vice versa)...


Octopus

by Jennifer A. Mather, Roland C. Anderson & James B. Wood Timber Press (November 01, 2013)

The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore...


The Northwest Coastal Explorer

by Robert Steelquist Timber Press (September 21, 2016)

“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway...


At Home on the Waves

by Tanya J. King & Gary Robinson Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

Contemporary public discourses about the ocean are routinely characterized by scientific and environmentalist narratives that imagine and idealize marine spaces in which humans are absent. In contrast, this...


Shark Bytes

by John Bantin Fernhurst Books Limited (September 15, 2015)

The popular image of sharks is of a dorsal fin cleaving the surface as it rushes to its next kill, but this is a limited caricature. There are over 500 species to choose from, most of whom are far more frightened...


How to Read a North Carolina Beach

by Orrin H. Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice & William J. Neal The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll...


Polar Bears In The Wild

by Joe McDonald Amherst Media (May 15, 2018)

Polar bears are the largest of all of the earth’s land predators. In this evocative book, you’ll learn about the bears’ daily habits—from eating, to playing, to sleeping, to socializing, and mating....


Emperors of the Deep

by William McKeever HarperOne (June 25, 2019)

In this remarkable groundbreaking book, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in-depth the secret lives of sharks—magnificent...


Oxygen: A Memoir

by William Trubridge HarperCollins (October 23, 2017)

LEARN THE POWER OF THE HUMAN MIND FROM THE WORLD'S GREATEST FREEDIVER One of the most mesmerising books about the ocean you'll ever read...New Zealander William Trubridge has reached depths never thought possible...


Bringing Whales Ashore

by Jakobina K. Arch & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (March 27, 2018)

Today, Japan defends its controversial whaling expeditions by invoking tradition�but what was the historical reality? In examining the techniques and impacts of whaling during the Tokugawa period (1603�1868),...