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Marine Biology

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  • Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life

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

    by Valerie Taylor and 1 more

    At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, bold adventurous life.Born in Australia, Valerie spent a great deal of her childhood in New Zealand. A talented artist, she dropped out of school when she contracted polio and was saved by Sister Elizabeth Kenny's treatment plan; it was two years before she could walk unaided. When Valerie was fifteen, she found work as an animator and moved back to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Freshwater Ecology

    Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology

    by Walter K. Dodds and 1 more

    series Aquatic Ecology
    For this second edition of his acclaimed textbook, Walter Dodds is joined by co-author Matt Whiles to expand and improve the coverage of both basic and applied aspects of freshwater ecology. This student introduction has been developed with the addition of new sections and box features which allow the reader access to more detailed material without distracting from the clear descriptions of the ... Read more

    $112.52 AUD

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

    by Peter Godfrey-Smith

    ‘Brilliant’ Guardian ‘Fascinating and often delightful’ The TimesSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZEWhat 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, ... Read more

    $9.99 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

    by Tim Zimmermann

    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

    $3.06 AUD

  • Stung!

    On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

    by Lisa-ann Gershwin and 1 more

    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

    $27.71 AUD

  • The Log from the Sea of Cortez

    by Richard Astro and 1 more

    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

  • 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

    $40.03 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Whales

    A Marine Biologists's Revelations

    by Micheline Jenner

    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

    $11.43 AUD

  • Voices in the Ocean

    a journey into the wild and haunting world of dolphins

    by Susan Casey

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 'BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BOOK'Since the dawn of history, humans have felt a kinship with dolphins. But these playful aquatic creatures are also mysterious: scientists still don’t fully understand their sophisticated navigation and communication abilities, or their complicated brains.In 2010, following her father’s death, Susan Casey had a ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Sharks

    A Leading Marine Biologist Reveals the Mysteries o

    by A. Peter Klimley and 1 more

    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

  • Nudibranchs and Related Molluscs

    by Burn and 1 more

    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

    $17.04 AUD

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

    by William McKeever

    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

    $14.99 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 Science Winner, Outstanding Nonfiction Book of ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Oceans - The Deep Blue Sea

    Fun Facts and Pictures for Kids

    by Speedy Publishing

    series Oceanography for Kids
    As children read a book about oceans, they will be able to see all of the animals and plants that live in the water. They can begin to create their own pictures of sea life, placing them in an ocean that they imagine. The book can be used for school projects to get ideas that are related to science and Earth. Children can also use the information to come up with ideas about new animals that might ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • The Effective Scientist

    A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career

    by Corey J. A. Bradshaw and 1 more

    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

    $23.42 AUD

  • The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference Volume I

    by Martin A. Moe Jr

    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

  • 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

    $6.92 AUD

  • The Pearl Oyster

    by Paul Southgate and 1 more

    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

    $107.90 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

    $14.29 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

  • Marine Mammals of the World

    A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

    by Thomas A. Jefferson and 2 more

    This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available.This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital ... Read more

    $85.46 AUD

  • Octopus

    The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

    by Roland C. Anderson and 2 more

    The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends—from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid. Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • The Extreme Life of the Sea

    by Stephen R. Palumbi and 1 more

    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

    $22.87 AUD