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Before We Leave You: Messages from the Great Whales and the Dolphin Beings

by Patricia Cori

What if whales and dolphins truly do have a superior intellect, as many believe, and can speak to the human race? What would their message be? In November 2008, gifted clairvoyant Patricia Cori was in Jordan...

Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

by Michael J. Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell

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...

Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States, and Indigenous Communities

by Emma S. Norman

Winner of the Political Geography Specialty Group's 2015 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award!

With almost the entire world's water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate...

To Touch a Wild Dolphin: A Journey of Discovery with the Sea's Most Intelligent Creatures

by Rachel Smolker

To Touch a Wild Dolphin is the first intimate account of dolphin life in the wild. In 1982 Rachel Smolker traveled to Monkey Mia, a remote beach on the west coast of Australia where wild dolphins regularly interact...


by Lynne Cox

Grayson is Lynne Cox’s first book since Swimming to Antarctica (“Riveting”—Sports Illustrated; “Pitch-perfect”—Outside). In it she tells the story of a miraculous ocean encounter that happened...

Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide

by Bloomsbury Publishing

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

'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...

Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality

by Ph.D., Helen Scales

A fascinating journey with the sea creature that has captured human imagination for thousands of years

Poseidon's Steed trails the seahorse through secluded waters across the globe in a kaleidoscopic history...

Pearls of Creation A-Z   2nd Edition BRONZE AWARD: Non Fiction

by Marjorie M Dawson


Marine Biodiversity Conservation: A Practical Approach

by Keith Hiscock

Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners...

Between the Tides: In Search of Sea Turtles

by George Hughes

Much can be learned about the condition of the planet’s environment by looking at sea turtles; they have existed for more than 100 million years, and they travel throughout the world’s oceans. Suddenly,...

The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

by Ben Daley

The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures...

Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark

by Peter Matthiessen

A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise


National Book Award-winning...

War of the Whales: A True Story

by Joshua Horwitz

“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,...

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

by Matthew Gavin Frank

Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this “slyly charming” (New York Times Book Review) account of the giant squid. In 1874, Moses Harvey—eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist—was...

Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

by Erika J. Techera & Natalie Klein

The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role...

Marine Policy: An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans

by Mark Zacharias

This textbook provides the reader with a foundation in policy development and analysis and describes how policy, including legal mechanisms, is applied to marine environments around the world. It offers a systematic...

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...

The Albatross and the Fish: Linked Lives in the Open Seas

by Robin W. Doughty & Virginia Carmichael

Breeding on remote ocean islands and spending much of its life foraging for food across vast stretches of seemingly empty seas, the albatross remains a legend for most people. And yet, humans are threatening...

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

by Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters?