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Oceanography eBooks

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  • Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science

    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 $2.99 AUD

  • The Explainer

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

    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

    $10.99 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

  • 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

  • Ocean of Life

    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

    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 Sea Inside

    by Philip Hoare ...
    A startling new book, his most personal to date, from Philip Hoare, co-curator of ’Moby Dick: Big Read and winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for ‘Leviathan’.The sea surrounds us. It gives us life, provides us with the air we breathe and the food we eat. It is ceaseless change and constant presence. It covers two-thirds of our planet. Yet caught up in our everyday lives, we barely notice it ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The World Beneath

    The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs

    Meet the world's most fascinating sea creatures—see the lives and curiosities of colorful fish and coral reefs—this spectacular volume has more than 300 color photos and extraordinary text from a leading marine biologist and underwater photographer, and the international expert on seahorses.In this richly informative volume, brimming with new discoveries and more than three hundred colorful images ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • The Great Offshore Grounds

    Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction

    '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 $12.99 AUD

  • The Brilliant Abyss

    True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed

    by Helen Scales ...
    The deep sea is the last, vast wilderness on the planet. For centuries, myth-makers and storytellers have concocted imaginary monsters of the deep, and now scientists are looking there to find bizarre, unknown species, chemicals to make new medicines, and to gain a greater understanding of how this world of ours works. With an average depth of 12,000 feet and chasms that plunge much deeper, it ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Southern Surveyor

    Stories from Onboard Australia's Ocean Research Vessel

    '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

    $28.99 AUD

  • The ROV Manual

    A User Guide for Observation Class Remotely Operated Vehicles

    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

    $100.99 AUD

  • Below the Edge of Darkness

    A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea

    Edith Widder grew up wanting to become a marine biologist. But after complications from surgery caused her to go temporarily blind while at university, she became fascinated by light, and her focus turned to bioluminescence. On her first visit to the deep ocean, in an experimental diving suit that took her to a depth of 250 metres, she turned off the suitʼs lights and witnessed breathtaking ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Australia's Dangerous Snakes

    Identification, Biology and Envenoming

    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

    $96.99 AUD

  • Frozen Earth

    The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages

    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

    $36.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass

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

    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 $1.99 AUD

  • Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book

    by Helen Czerski ...
    Book 24 - The Ladybird Expert Series
    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

    $12.99 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

    $11.99 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

  • 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

    $95.99 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

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Whale in the Living Room

    A Wildlife Documentary Maker's Unique View of the Sea

    by John Ruthven ...
    The Whale in the Living Room follows the thrilling adventures of film-maker, John Ruthven, as he travels the globe, dives into our oceans and passionately recounts his life-affirming experiences.What creatures could remain undiscovered in the 95 per cent of the seas that have not been thoroughly explored? How vast, really, are our oceans? The surface of Mars and Venus are better known to us than ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD