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  • Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

    BBC R4 Book of the Week ‘Brilliant’ Guardian ‘Fascinating and often delightful’ The TimesWhat if intelligent life on Earth evolved not once, but twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter?In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Spineless

    The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

    by Juli Berwald ...
    Jellyfish have been swimming in our oceans for over half a billion years, longer than any other animal that lives on the planet. Their sting is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom, their venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes. Made of roughly 95 percent water, some jellies are barely perceptible virtuosos of disguise, while others’ luminescent glow has revolutionized ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Killer in the Pool

    On February 24, 2010, Tilikum, the largest killer whale at SeaWorld, suddenly dragged Dawn Brancheau, his trainer, into the pool and killed her. Journalist Tim Zimmermann set out to find out why. His riveting account of Tilikum's life and the history of killer whale entertainment at marine parks dives into the world of the ocean's top predator. It chronicles Tilikum's capture and separation from ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD

  • River Monsters

    by Jeremy Wade ...
    A tale of obsession and very big fish from Jeremy Wade, the presenter of ITV's RIVER MONSTERS.Over ten feet long, it weighs in at nearly a quarter of a ton. Covering its back are armoured plates made of bone. Five hundred stiletto-sharp teeth line its long crocodilian jaws. It's a prehistoric beast of staggering proportions; a fearsome creature from the time of the dinosaurs.But the Alligator Gar, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Log from the Sea of Cortez

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    In 1940 Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. The expedition was described by the two men in SEA OF CORTEZ, published in 1941. The day-to-day story of the trip is told here in the Log, which combines science, philosophy and high-spirited adventure. An exhilarating and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Stung!

    On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

    Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life—growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now incredibly numerous jellyfish. As foremost jellyfish expert Lisa-ann Gershwin describes in Stung!, the ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life

    The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist, photographer and shark expert

    Now the focus of a major documentary VALERIE TAYLOR: PLAYING WITH SHARKS, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. From JAWS to BLUE LAGOON and beyond, this is the exceptional and unique life story of pioneering marine conservationist, photographer and shark expert Valerie Taylor.At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, b... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • A Dolphin Called Jock

    An injured dolphin, a lost young woman, a story of hope

    The compelling, heart-warming story of how a traumatised young woman found peace through her friendship with an injured dolphin called Jock.'In this unputdownable account of the healing power of nature and the discovery of trust, an orphaned river dolphin gives a young woman a new life and a profound purpose - to help save the beautiful, sentient creatures that saved her.' Brad Collis, author of ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Whales

    A Marine Biologists's Revelations

    Marine biologist Micheline Jenner discovered humpback breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast, has swum through orange golfball-sized pygmy blue whale poo to uncover a feeding spot, and is one of very few people to witness a humpback whale giving birth. In The Secret Life of Whales she reveals the unknown world of these giants of the deep and shares insights from her work with humpback, blue and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Australian Yabby Farmer

    by John Mosig ...
    This edition includes a chapter on water quality plus the latest findings in yabby farming. It provides a grounding in the basic principles of aquaculture and reflects the considerable advances in aquaculture technology over the last few years. Here is the basic information on the yabby, its habitat, its health and nutrition requirements. The book covers pond management, production systems, ... Read more

    $40.99 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Sharks

    A Leading Marine Biologist Reveals the Mysteries o

    Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating animals with complex behaviors.Most people ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • What a Fish Knows

    The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

    AS FEATURED IN SEASPIRACYAn Observer Book of the Year 2017A Sunday Times must readA New York Times BestsellerEndorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama – ‘Balcombe vividly shows that fish have feelings and deserve consideration and protection like other sentient beings’What’s the truth behind the old adage that goldfish have a three-s... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Emperors of the Deep: The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Misunderstood and Important Guardians

    Sharks are ruthlessly efficient predators, the apex of 450 million years of evolution. They are older than trees, have survived five extinction events and are essential to maintaining balanced ocean ecosystems, but how much do we really know about their lives?The first book to reveal the hidden world of sharks, Emperors of the Deep draws upon the latest scientific research to examine four species ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020

    The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020 is the most comprehensive review of the status of Australia's avifauna ever attempted. The latest in a series of action plans for Australian birds that have been produced every decade since 1992, it is also the largest. The accounts in this plan have been authored by more than 300 of the most knowledgeable bird experts in the country, and feature far more ... Read more

    $120.99 AUD

  • Nudibranchs and Related Molluscs

    by Burn, Robert ...
    Nudibranchs, the ‘butterflies of the sea’, belong to a group that includes bubble shells, sea hares, side-gilled slugs, sap-sucking slugs and sea butterflies (pteropods). This group includes some of the most beautiful, colourful and delicate of all marine creatures. More than 400 species of nudibranchs occur in south-eastern Australia. This guide introduces marine naturalists, divers, biologists ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference Volume I

    The book that helped launch 1000 marine aquariums (and many more) is coming back greatly expanded in five ebook volumes. Martin A. Moe, Jr. is releasing The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference Volume I: The Chemical Environment in May of 2014. The original Marine Aquarium Reference: Systems and Invertebrates was first published in 1989 and sold over 80,000 copies. It has been out of print since about ... Read more

    $7.46 AUD

  • The Effective Scientist

    A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career

    What is an effective scientist? One who is successful by quantifiable standards, with many publications, citations, and students supervised? Yes, but there is much more. Truly effective scientists need to have influence beyond academia, usefully applying and marketing their research to non-scientists. This book therefore takes an all-encompassing approach to improving the scientist's career. It ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • The Pearl Oyster

    Contrary to a generally held view that pearls are found by chance in oysters, almost all are now produced from farms. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the biology of pearl oysters, their anatomy, reproduction, genetics, diseases, etc. It considers how they are farmed from spawning and culturing larvae in hatcheries to adults in the ocean; how various environmental factors, ... Read more

    $107.99 AUD

  • Sea Turtles : 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures (Featuring The World's Top 6 Sea Turtles)

    by Janet Evans ...
    SEA TURTLES: 101 SUPER FUN FACTS AND AMAZING PICTURES ( FEATURING THE WORLD's TOP 6 SEA TURTLES) This book depicts the wonder of the world of Sea Turtles. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful creature: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. The following Sea Turtles are featured: Green Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtle Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Spirals in Time

    The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

    by Helen Scales ...
    Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet.But watch out. Some molluscs can kill you if you eat them. Some will kill you if you stand too close.That hasn't stopped people using shells in many ways over thousands of years. They became the first jewelry and oldest currencies; they've been ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Aquascaping: Aquarium Landscaping Like a Pro

    by Moe Martin ...
    Aquascaping is a fascinating hobby that has evolved over centuries. The idea of making an environment that supports life and is aesthetically appealing is an exciting quest for many people. Technology has evolved to support more species, in cleaner and longer lasting environments.This book will give you the facts to start your own aquarium and learn aquascaping freshwater and salt water tanks, ... Read more

    $5.06 AUD

  • Creatures of the Deep

    In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In

    by Erich Hoyt ...
    Praise for the first edition:"More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths."-- American Scientist"A magnificent bestiary ... and a reminder of how little we actually know about the seas surrounding us."-- Popular ScienceWinner, Outstanding Nonfiction Book of the Year- ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Extreme Life of the Sea

    A thrilling tour of the sea's most extreme species, written by one of the world's leading marine scientistsThe ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • The Ecology Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Learn about species, environments, ecosystems and biodiversity in The Ecology Book.Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Ecology in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Ecology Book brings a fresh ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD