Fish and Sea Life
The Future of the Last Wild Food
Paperback ISBN: 014311946x
A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.
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.
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.
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.
A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America's Strangest Wildlife
Paperback ISBN: 0061537144
A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for natures bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clamthe Geoduckand then led wildlife police on a two-year-long chase, Shell Games is enthralling and remarkable from page one on.
The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality
Hardcover ISBN: 159240474x
A history of the sea horse evaluates its ancient role in culture, myth, and literature while demonstrating the qualities that make it a member of the fish species, offering additional insight into its unique reproductive process.