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War of the Whales: A True Story

by Joshua Horwitz

Two men face off against an all-powerful navy—and the fate of the ocean’s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance.

"A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American...


Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer

by Matthew Gavin Frank

Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this strikingly original and enigmatic account of the first man to photograph a giant squid. Moses Harvey was the eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist...


Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

by Michael J. Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell

The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard

On Thursday, October...


Seashore Life

by Lester Ingle, Herbert S. Zim, Dorothea Barlowe & Sy Barlowe

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This compact guide will help you understand--and enjoy--the unique zone where land and ocean meet. It is a guide to:

Seashells

Sea Plants

Shore Birds

Jellyfish, Starfish,...


Shark Handbook

by Gregory Skomal

Greg Skomal is one of the world’s leading shark experts: many thousands of viewers know him as the “Shark Guy” on Discovery Channel and he’s affiliated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. So...


Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology, Second Edition

by Gerd Masselink, Michael Hughes & Jasper Knight

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...


Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod

by Robert Finch & Amanda Cannell

"In these compassionate, quietly evocative essays, Mr. Finch makes an eloquent case for dealing with nature not just as an extension of ourselves but as a world apart." -- New York Times Book Review When Common...


Orca: The Whale Called Killer

by Erich Hoyt

"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...


Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

by Roland C. Anderson, Jennifer A. Mather & James B. Wood

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 Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway

by Arno Kopecky

A sailing trip along the proposed Northern Gateway marine route with a fresh new voice in non-fiction.

With oil and gas behemoth Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway proposal nearing approval, supertankers loaded...


Full Fathom Five: Ocean Warming and a Father's Legacy

by Gordon Chaplin

Gordon Chaplin’s father was a seemingly happy-go-lucky, charismatic adventurer who married a wealthy heiress and somehow transformed himself into the author of a landmark scientific study, Fishes of the Bahamas...


Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications

by Essam Yassin Mohammed

This book shows how economic instruments can be used to incentivize the conservation of marine and coastal resources.


The Bottlenose Dolphin: Biology and Conservation

by III John E. Reynolds, Randall S. Wells & Samantha D. Eide

The Bottlenose Dolphin presents for the first time a comprehensive, colorfully illustrated, and concise overview of a species that has fascinated humans for at least 3,000 years.


Oyster: A World History

by Drew Smith

Oysters are older than us, older than grass. They have been present at every turn of human history. They have inspired great writers, painters, cooks, sustained whole communities and fashioned legend and history....


Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Volume 4, Ecosystem-Based Management

by Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia, John W. Day & Hector Alafita Vásquez

The fourth volume in the Harte Research Institute’s landmark scientific series on the Gulf of Mexico provides a comprehensive study of ecosystem-based management, analyzing key coastal ecosystems in eleven...


The Outermost House

by Henry Beston

The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune)

A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach,...


Marine Ecology: Concepts and Applications

by Martin R. Speight & Peter A. Henderson

This book began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University.  These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned,...


The Whales' Journey

by Stephen Martin

Takes the reader on a twelve month journey with humpback whales up and down the east coast of Australia between the Great Barrier Reef and Antarctica, telling the story of whaling along the way.


Salt Water Fly Fishing

by Joe Brooks

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.


Marine Genetic Resources, Access and Benefit Sharing: Legal and Biological Perspectives

by Bevis Fedder

Access to genetic resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS) has been promoted under the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the aim of combining biodiversity conservation goals with economic development. However,...