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Vast Expanses A History of the Oceans
ISBN: HB: 9781780239972, Reaktion Books, December 2018
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus.
"Vast Expanses" is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe. Our ancient con...
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£16,00
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Field Guide to Cape Cod Including Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island
ISBN: PB: 9780300226157, Yale University Press, November 2018
448 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm, 570 colour illus.
This essential guidebook presents the most abundantly illustrated and fascinating account of the natural history of Cape Cod, its nearby islands, Block Island, the western coast of Rhode Island, and southeastern Long Island ever published. Exploring...
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£19,00
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Rapid Marine Biological Assessment of the Bird's Head Seascape, Indonesia RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment, Volume 68
ISBN: PB: 9781934151587, Conservation International, November 2018
110 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, Illustrated throughout
This report contains the findings from a rapid marine biological assessment of Bird's "Head Seascape" in western Indonesia. The scientists researching the area offer detailed accounts of reef communities, as well as information on the flora and fauna...
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£15,00
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Rapid Marine Biological Assessment of Anambas Islands, Indonesia RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment, Volume 69
ISBN: PB: 9781934151594, Conservation International, November 2018
120 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, illustrated throughout
This report contains the findings from a rapid marine biological assessment of the Anambas Islands in western Indonesia conducted in May 2012. The scientists researching the area offer detailed accounts of reef communities, as well as information on...
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£15,00
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Fishing How the Sea Fed Civilization
ISBN: PB: 9780300240047, ISBN: HB: 9780300215342, Yale University Press, October 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 39 black&white illus.
In this history of fishing – not as sport but as sustenance – archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food t...
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£11,00
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£25,00
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Sardine
ISBN: PB: 9781780239965, Reaktion Books, September 2018
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
The sardine is a paradoxical fish. Seemingly insignificant, its exploitation has made fortunes for some and, when stocks have collapsed, caused hardship for many. Its status has shifted from utilitarian food to a gourmet's delight. Trevor Day – diver...
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£12,00
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Where Corals Lie A Natural and Cultural History
ISBN: HB: 9781780239347, Reaktion Books, July 2018
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 200 illus., 140 in colour
For millennia corals were a marine enigma confounding classification and occupying a space between the animal and vegetable kingdoms. Ultimately their animal and symbiotic natures were recognized, and they remain the focus of intense fascination and...
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£35,00
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Carnivore Minds Who These Fearsome Animals Really are
ISBN: HB: 9780300218152, Yale University Press, May 2017
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 44 black&white illus.
Myth and media typically cast animals we consider predators or carnivores as unthinking killers – dangerous, unpredictable, and devoid of emotion. But is this portrait valid? By exploring their inner lives, this pioneering book refutes the many mispe...
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£25,00
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Field Guide to Long Island Sound Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife
ISBN: PB: 9780300220353, Yale University Press, March 2017
416 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm, 1200 colour illus.
A lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its coastlines, a region beloved by millions of people. Long Island Sound consists of a diverse collection of unique marine, estuarine, and terres...
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£20,00
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All the Boats on the Ocean How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing
ISBN: HB: 9780226443379, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
224 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
Most current fishing practices are neither economically nor biologically sustainable. Every year, the world spends $80 billion buying fish that cost $105 billion to catch, even as heavy fishing places growing pressure on stocks that are already strug...
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£34,00
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