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Why Study Biology by the Sea?
ISBN: PB: 9780226672939, ISBN: HB: 9780226672762, University of Chicago Press, December 2019
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 33 halftones, 6 line drawings
For almost a century and a half, biologists have gone to the seashore to study life. The oceans contain rich biodiversity, and organisms at the intersection of sea and shore provide a plentiful sampling for research into a variety of questions at the...
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£36,00
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£102,00
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Neptune's Laboratory Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea
ISBN: HB: 9780674972018, Harvard University Press, December 2019
224 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 15 photos
We have long been fascinated with the oceans, seeking "to pierce the profundity" of their depths. In studying the history of marine science, we also learn about ourselves. "Neptune's Laboratory" explores the ways in which scientists, politicians, and...
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£31,95
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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, University of Chicago Press, Conservation International, November 2019
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, University of Chicago Press, Conservation International, November 2019
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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Ahab's Rolling Sea A Natural History of "Moby-Dick"
ISBN: HB: 9780226514963, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
464 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 colour plates, 71 halftones
Although Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing – or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard avers "...
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£23,00
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Endless Novelties of Extraordinary Interest The Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger and the Birth of Modern Oceanography
ISBN: HB: 9780300232059, Yale University Press, October 2019
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 29 black&white illus.
From late 1872 to 1876, H.M.S. Challenger explored the world's oceans. Conducting deep sea soundings, dredging the ocean floor, recording temperatures, observing weather, and collecting biological samples, the expedition laid the foundations for mode...
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£20,00
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Goldfish
ISBN: PB: 9781789141351, Reaktion Books, September 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Living work of art, consumer commodity, scientific hero and environmental menace: the humble goldfish is the ultimate human cultural artefact. A creature of supposedly little memory and short lifespan, it has universal appeal. In ancient China, goldf...
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£12,95
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Alaska Codfish Chronicle A History of the Pacific Cod Fishery in Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233898, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, September 2019
557 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 70 halftones
Cod is one of the most widely consumed fish in the world. For many years, the Atlantic cod industry took center stage, but partly thanks to climate change and overfishing, it is more and more likely that the cod on your kitchen table or in your fast...
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£23,00
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Close Encounters with Marine Life
ISBN: PB: 9781925546187, Bookport, New Holland Publishers, March 2019
192 pp., 24x21 cm, 100 illus.
Wildlife photography on land is nearly always done with a telephoto lens, with the photographer rarely getting close to the subject. Underwater photography on the other hand is the complete opposite, with the photographer required to get very close t...
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£14,99
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Vast Expanses A History of the Oceans
ISBN: HB: 9781780239972, Reaktion Books, February 2019
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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