Fish and Sea Life
Waltzes With Giants
The Twilight Journey of the North Atlantic Right Whale
Hardcover ISBN: 1620871068
A moving portrait of one of the Earth's largest endangered mammals provocatively traces the threatened migrations of the North Atlantic right whale, in a literary and scientific call to action that reveals how numerous whale and fish species have been decimated for commercial interests.
Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Hardcover ISBN: 1770859411
"In [this book], award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. Here are discoveries about cetacean biology and behavior, from the physical differences and adaptations among the baleen and toothed whales to their highly intelligent hunting and feeding methods. The courtship and mating practices, family relationships and the lifelong bonds among some family members are fascinating. The symphonic composerof the whale world is the humpback whale, whose complex 30-minute songs reverberate across the liquid universe of the ocean . Some cetaceans survive deep diving and negotiate lengthy migrations across oceans. This book is a fascinating compilation of the latest data on cetaceans and an impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat."--
Last Call at the Oasis
The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here
Paperback ISBN: 158648978x
Based on the documentary film by Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu, the companion book explains the current conflicts over water supplies around the world and describes the work that reformers, policy-makers, scientists, engineers and business leaders are doing to craft solutions.
Paperback ISBN: 190126856x
One of the most fascinating and amazing underwater photography ever. The author summarizes "I was 20 meters from the calf and his mother. He nuzzled her and then to my surprise swam straight towards me. I didn't take my eyes off him through my lens and snapped continuously as he came closer and closer. I dared to look over the top of my camera and there he was, just a few feet away looking me straight in the eye".
The Perfect Storm
A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Hardcover ISBN: 039304016x
Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts
In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Paperback ISBN: 0767928857
A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year In her astonishing new book Susan Casey captures colossal, ship-swallowing waves, and the surfers and scientists who seek them out. For legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, hundred foot waves represent the ultimate challenge. As Susan Casey travels the globe, hunting these monsters of the ocean with Hamilton’s crew, she witnesses first-hand the life or death stakes, the glory, and the mystery of impossibly mammoth waves. Yet for the scientists who study them, these waves represent something truly scary brewing in the planet’s waters. With inexorable verve, The Wave brilliantly portrays human beings confronting nature at its most ferocious.
Preparing the Ghost
An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer
Paperback ISBN: 1631490567
An account detailing the achievements of the first man to photograph a giant squid profile Moses Harvey as an eccentric Newfoundland reverend and obsessive amateur naturalist while describing the author's research trip to Harvey's home. 10,000 first printing.
Song for the Blue Ocean
Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas
Paperback ISBN: 0805061223
A scientist, fisherman, and contributor to Scientific American magazine, the author sounds a warning about the decline of the world's marine resources due to commercial fishing and other causes and the imminent extinction of some species. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.