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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.


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...


The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

by Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman

The true story of an incredible disaster and heroic rescue at sea told by two masterful storytellers

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Oceans

by Kim W. Tetrault & Joe Kraynak

Although our oceans are some of the most beautiful and diverse environments in the world, most people know very little about the ocean's ecology or just how much humans depend on the oceans for survival.

The...


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...


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.


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...


The Sea Hunters II

by Clive Cussler & Craig Dirgo

From the author of the #1 bestselling The Sea Hunters comes more unforgettable true adventures with famous shipwrecks.


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...


Waltzes with Giants: The Twilight Journey of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by Peter C. Stone

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...


Land Hermit Crabs

by Philippe De Vosjoli

Crabbers should grab Philippe de Vosjoli manual on land hermit crabs for expert advice on keeping this popular and colorful invertebrate thriving in its vivarium! The popularity of hermit crabs is undeniable,...


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.


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...


Swimming Lessons: Nature's Mothers--Sea Lions

by The Wyland Foundation & Steve Creech

"Wyland is a marine life Michelangelo." --USA Today

* Premier marine life artist Wyland--whose galleries are visited by more than five million people each year--offers a photographic tribute to the bond between...


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

by James Prosek

They are the only fish that 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...


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....


The Story of Sushi

by Trevor Corson

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...


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,...


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...