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Log From the Sea of Cortez (95 Edition)
Log From the Sea of Cortez (95 Edition)
by John Steinbeck
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In January 2010, the Gemini was moored in the Swinomish Slough on a Native American reservation near Anacortes, Washington. Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the rusted and dilapidated boat was in fact the most famous fishing vessel ever to have sailed... (read more)

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Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, the Backbone of Life
Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, the Backbone of Life
by Susan Middleton
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In Spineless, acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton explores the mysterious and surprising world of marine invertebrates, which represent more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean. They are also astonishingly diverse in their shapes,... (read more)

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A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World (Princeton Pocket Guides)
A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World (Princeton Pocket Guides)
by David A Ebert
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Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures, which are more seriously threatened with extinction and in greater need of conservation and management than any other major... (read more)

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The Extreme Life of the Sea
The Extreme Life of the Sea
by Stephen R. Palumbi
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"The oceans are our most precious treasure, full of creatures and stories more fantastic than any science fiction. The Extreme Life of the Sea is a fascinating exploration of this vast mysterious universe. Wonderfully written, it will grab you from page... (read more)

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War of the Whales: A True Story
War of the Whales: A True Story
by Josh Horwitz
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Two men face off against an all-powerful navyand#8212;and the fate of the oceanand#8217;s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American... (read more)

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The Sea Inside
The Sea Inside
by Philip Hoare
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A yearlong adventure through the world’s oceans with Philip Hoare, the award-winning author of The Whale In colorful prose and lively line drawings, Hoare sets out to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts. Starting at his home on... (read more)

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Kraken
Kraken
by Wendy Williams
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and#160;Our relationship to the octopus dates back to prehistory, when the eight-armed animal was depicted on vases and found in stone carvings from ancient Greece. Now we appreciate them for their abilities as escape artists, with sophisticated... (read more)

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The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
by Susan Casey
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It has long been asserted that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do the vast seascapes that cover some 70 percent of our planet. Susan Casey's seductive book, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, goes a... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
by Trevor Corson
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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning... (read more)

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California Coastal Invertebrates (Mac's Guides)
California Coastal Invertebrates (Mac's Guides)
by Craig Macgowan
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Two-sided plastic laminated cards developed by a teacher of marine science. Color drawings, common and scientific names, information on size and habitat.... (read more)

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Edge of the Sea (55 Edition)
Edge of the Sea (55 Edition)
by Rachel L. Carson
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In her luminous descriptions of intertidal life, Carson shows her remarkable ability to describe the beauties of science and the natural world.... (read more)

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Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish
Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish
by James Prosek
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They spawn in the middle of the ocean but spend their adult lives in freshwater. They can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and even cross over land. They are revered as guardians and monster-seducers by New Zealands Maori, yet are often viewed... (read more)

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Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea
Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea
by Katherine Harmon Courage
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and#147;A pleasant, chatty book on aand#160;fascinating subject.and#8221;and#160;and#151; Kirkus Reviews Octopuses have been captivating humans forand#160;as long as we have been catching them. Yetand#160;for all of our ancient fascination and modernand#... (read more)

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Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas
Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas
by Carl Safina
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Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author's exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths. Scientist and fisherman Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery, probing for truth... (read more)

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Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
by Hali Felt
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“Deftly balances the scientific and poetic.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Soundings is an eloquent testament both to Tharps importance and to Felts powers of imagination.”—The New York Times Book Review Before... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Sharks: A Leading Marine Biologist Reveals the Mysteries of Shark Behavior
The Secret Life of Sharks: A Leading Marine Biologist Reveals the Mysteries of Shark Behavior
by A. Peter Klimley
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Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand... (read more)

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The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms
The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms
by Walter M Goldberg
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Reefs provide a wealth of opportunity for learning about biological and ecosystem processes, and reef biology courses are among the most popular in marine biology and zoology departments the world over. Walter M. Goldberg has taught one such course for... (read more)

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Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents (Armchair Traveler)
Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents (Armchair Traveler)
by Erik Orsenna
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I am not a scientist, confesses Erik Orsenna, I am a rover. A rover with a special weakness for the sort of trivial questions that leave not only parents but even experts fumbling around for an answer: Why is the night dark? Why does water wet? ... And... (read more)

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National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World
National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World
by Randall R. Reeves and Brent S. Stewart and Phillip J. Clapham and James A. Powell
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This guide covers 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Information about each species covers every aspect of the animal's anatomy, life cycle, and behavior. This new guide is certain to become both an indispensable source of... (read more)

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Ocean: A Photicular Book
Ocean: A Photicular Book
by Carol Kaufmann
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In its extraordinary debut, Safari, introduced the world to Photicular technology. The cheetah bounded, the African elephant flapped its ears--and readers could not believe their eyes. Now the creators of Safari take their work a step further. Ocean... (read more)

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