Fish and Sea Life
To the Ocean Deep
The Longest Coloring Book in the World
Paperback ISBN: 1780677707
Climb down to the depths of the ocean in this amazing fold-out coloring book, the longest in the world! Color an amazing tower, all the way from a boat bobbing in the waves, past sea dragons, mermaids, aqua robots, and sharks, to reach the deep ocean floor.
War of the Whales
A True Story
Hardcover ISBN: 1451645015
Documents the efforts of crusading lawyer Joel Renolds and marine biologist Ken Balcolm to expose a covert U.S. Navy sub detection system that caused whales to beach themselves, an effort that challenged Ken's loyalties and pitted them against powerful military adversaries.
The Dolphin in the Mirror
Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives
Paperback ISBN: 0547844611
A leading authority on dolphin intelligence shares scientific information about dolphin creativity, emotions and communication abilities while advocating for stronger dolphin protection laws. 50,000 first printing.
The Devil's Teeth
A True Story of Obsession And Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
Paperback ISBN: 0805080112
A journalist describes how her fascination with great white sharks led her to Southeast Farallon Island, a remote island off the California coast, and to a group of biologists who study these fearsome, frequently misunderstood predators of the sea.
At the Water's Edge
Fish With Fingers, Whales With Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea
Paperback ISBN: 0684856239
Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left behind, and what we brought with us. We all know about evolution, but it still seems absurd that our ancestors were fish. Darwin's idea of natural selection was the key to solving generation-to-generation evolution -- microevolution -- but it could only point us toward a complete explanation, still to come, of the engines of macroevolution, the transformation of body shapes across millions of years. Now, drawing on the latest fossil discoveries and breakthrough scientific analysis, Carl Zimmer reveals how macroevolution works. Escorting us along the trail of discovery up to the current dramatic research in paleontology, ecology, genetics, and embryology, Zimmer shows how scientists today are unveiling the secrets of life that biologists struggled with two centuries ago. In this book, you will find a dazzling, brash literary talent and a rigorous scientific sensibility gracefully brought together. Carl Zimmer provides a comprehensive, lucid, and authoritative answer to the mystery of how nature actually made itself.
Telling Our Way to the Sea
A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez
Paperback ISBN: 1250050316
Journeying to a remote fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, two biologists, a historian of science and 12 college students investigate the decline of the bay, through ecological and evolutionary studies, stories of the villagers and journals of conquistadors, and discover that the best chance of the bay's recovery resides in our own human stories. 25,000 first printing.
An Illustrated Celebration
Hardcover ISBN: 0399581839
A gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide to the wonderful whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the world. Some of the world's most fascinating and beloved animals, cetaceans--whales, dolphins, and porpoises--have captivated the human imagination for centuries. Whales: An Illustrated Celebration explores the most interesting and illuminating facts about these marine mammals, from the enormous blue whale (which has a heart the size of a car!) to the Amazon river dolphin (which is pink!). Gorgeously illustrated with full-color art on every page, this giftable guide delves into cetaceans' mysterious evolution (from land to water mammals), their place in mythology, and their ecology, habitats, and behaviors (such as singing, fluking, beaching, bubble feeding, and more). Perfect for nature and animal lovers from eight to eighty, Whales also covers the current state of wild and captive cetaceans worldwide, why we should care, and what we can do to help our beautiful marine mammal friends.