Fish and Sea Life
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.
The Dragon Behind the Glass
A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish
Hardcover ISBN: 1451678940
A tour of the surprising world of the endangered Asian arowana, otherwise known as the "dragon fish," describes the violence, expense, cultural beliefs and sophisticated smuggling operations surrounding its illegal possession, tracing the author's years-long quest in search of surviving populations.
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.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 1901268144
Part of a series of colour books led by photographic images with text charting wild animals, presenting some of the worlds rare and endangered species, captured in their natural habitats. Presented in high gloss paperback with flaps along with photographs by Fritz Polking, this volume talks about penguins in the Antartica.
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.
The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubger Dinghy in a Big Ocean
Paperback ISBN: 1101972939
ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The Lofoten islands in Norway are as isolated and forbidding as they are majestic. In this true story, two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, set out onto the icy waters surrounding the islands. Their quest: to pursue the infamous Greenland shark—a massive creature that can grow to twenty-six feet in length and more than a ton in weight—from a tiny rubber boat. But the shark is not known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world’s most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations.
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.
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.