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Oceanography

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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

  • Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science

    by Karl Kruszelnicki

    Australia's favourite science guru explains the facts about climate change -- and how we can fix itHow do Greenhouse Gas molecules shimmy and shake to trap 400,000 Hiroshima atom bombs' worth of the Sun's heat each day?Who did the early research into Climate Change and then spent billions trying to cover it up?What's the Hockey Stick Graph and why is it so important?How did Climate Change tip the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Explainer

    From Deja Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums

    by CSIRO Publishing

    Ever wondered how vaccines work, why whales strand themselves or if luck exists? The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums is a collection of around 100 of the best articles published in ‘The Explainer’ and ‘Monday’s Medical Myths’ sections of The Conversation. The book answers questions on everyone's mind about a diverse range of topics, abstract concepts, and ... Read more

    $10.66 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

  • Ocean of Life

    by Callum Roberts

    In this revelatory book, Callum Roberts uses his lifetime's experience working with the oceans to show why they are the most mysterious places on earth, their depths still largely unexplored. In The Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? How polluted are we making them? ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-three mariners, one megastorm and the sinking of El Faro

    by Rachel Slade

    In the tradition of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air, Rachel Slade’s Into the Raging Sea is a nail-biting account of the sinking of the container ship El Faro, the crew of thirty-three who perished onboard, and the destructive forces of globalisation that put the ship in harm’s way.On 1 October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Tide

    The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth

    by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    From Cnut to D-Day: the history and science of the unceasing tide explored for the first time.Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide.Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from the observations of Aristotle and the theories of Newton to today's supercomputer calculations. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Great Offshore Grounds

    Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020

    by Vanessa Veselka

    'A magnificent beast of a novel' Roxane Gay'It blew me away' Emma Donoghue'Large in scope and heart' Patrick deWitt'Unforgettable' Nathan Hill'A blast' Karen RussellOn the day of their estranged father's wedding, half-sisters Cheyenne and Livy set off to claim their inheritance. It's been years since the two have seen each other - Cheyenne is newly back in Seattle after ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass

    Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean?s Most Beautiful Stones

    by Mary Beth Beuke and 1 more

    As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker-especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting.There are several reasons why the hunt is so ... Read more

    $27.99 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 ROV Manual

    A User Guide for Observation Class Remotely Operated Vehicles

    by Robert D Christ and 2 more

    The ROV Manual: A User Guide for Observation-Class Remotely Operated Vehicles is the first manual to provide a basic ""How To"" for using small observation-class ROVs for surveying, inspection and research procedures. It serves as a user guide that offers complete training and information about ROV operations for technicians, underwater activities enthusiasts, and engineers working offshore.The ... Read more

    $100.97 AUD

  • Australia's Dangerous Snakes

    Identification, Biology and Envenoming

    by Scott Weinstein and 2 more

    Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination and, regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties and bite treatment of medically important venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by ... Read more

    $96.02 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

  • Frozen Earth

    The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages

    by Doug Macdougall

    In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation—nearly three billion years ago—to the present. Following the development of scientific ideas about these dramatic events, Macdougall traces the lives of many of the brilliant and intriguing characters who have ... Read more

    $37.83 AUD

  • Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book

    by Helen Czerski

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Bubbles is a clear, surprising and entertaining introduction to the science of bubbles.Bubbles are beautiful, ephemeral, fun, fragile, jolly and slightly unpredictable. We're all familiar with them, but we don't often ask what they actually are.The great scientists of the Western world - Robert Hooke, Isaac Newton, Lord Rayleigh and more - studied bubbles ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Power of the Sea

    Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters

    by Bruce Parker

    series MacSci
    The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • Southern Surveyor

    Stories from Onboard Australia's Ocean Research Vessel

    by Michael Veitch

    'The deepest trenches, highest mountains, biggest earthquakes, most explosive volcanoes are all associated with these places. We’re discovering things all the time.' For ten years, the RV Southern Surveyor represented the vanguard of Australian marine science. On over 100 voyages, this former North Sea fishing trawler with her distinctive blue and white livery carried scientists and technicians ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Soundings

    The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor

    by Hali Felt

    Her maps of the ocean floor have been called "one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography", yet no one knows her name.Soundings is the story of the enigmatic, unknown woman behind one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. Before Marie Tharp, geologist and gifted draftsperson, the whole world, including most of the scientific community, thought the ocean floor was a ... Read more

    $19.79 AUD

  • How the Ocean Works

    An Introduction to Oceanography

    by Mark Denny

    The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles. How the Ocean Works ... Read more

    $92.39 AUD

  • Waters of the World

    the story of the scientists who unravelled the mysteries of our seas, glaciers, and atmosphere — and made the planet whole

    by Sarah Dry

    A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR NATURE, THE CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS, AND BOOKLIST.How did we come to have a global climate? What role do the complex interactions of ice, ocean and atmosphere play in sustaining life on Planet Earth? And who are the scientists who figured all these intricate processes out?Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

    by David R. Schiel and 1 more

    The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, giant kelp provides an extensive vertical habitat in a largely two-dimensional seascape. It is the foundation for one of the most species-rich, productive, and widely distributed ecological communities ... Read more

    $98.00 AUD

  • Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

    by Robin Davidson-Arnott

    Written for undergraduate students studying coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to the processes at work on our coastlines and the features we see in coastal systems across the world. Accessible to students from a range of disciplines, the quantitative approach of this book helps to build a solid understanding of wave and current processes that shape coastlines. The resulting ... Read more

    $57.08 AUD

  • Australian Saltmarsh Ecology

    by Neil Saintilan

    Australian Saltmarsh Ecology presents the first comprehensive review of the ecology and management of Australian saltmarshes. The past 10 years in particular have seen a sustained research effort into this previously poorly understood and neglected resource. Leading experts in the field outline what is known of the biogeography and geomorphology of Australian saltmarshes, their fish and ... Read more

    $79.96 AUD

  • A Farewell to Ice

    A Report from the Arctic

    by Peter Wadhams

    **'Utterly extraordinary ... the starkest book I've read on the impacts of accelerating climate change for a very long time ... if we're not listening to the likes of Peter Wadhams, then we too are in denial' Jonathon PorrittMost of the scientific establishment predict that the North Pole will be free of ice around the middle of this century. As Peter Wadhams, the world's leading expert on sea ice ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD