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  • Why Fish Don't Exist

    A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

    by Lulu Miller ...
    A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * SmithsonianA “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.“At one... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Voice of the Fish

    A Lyric Essay

    by Lars Horn ...
    Lars Horn’s Voice of the Fish, the latest Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize winner, is an interwoven essay collection that explores the trans experience through themes of water, fish, and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating back injury that left Horn temporarily unable to speak. In Horn’s adept hands, the collection takes shape as a unified book: short ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Fly Fishing the Big Gunpowder Falls River

    Written by an expert outfitter with boots in its waters, this piece includes a detailed map with access points along the river, information about gear, seasonal hatches, local lodges, fly shops, restaurants, watering holes, and closest medical care, along with the sort of intimate, insider information only someone working on the river can share. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Voices in the Ocean

    A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

    by Susan Casey ...
    From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphinsSince the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, we have learned that ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Fly Fishing the San Juan River

    Written by an expert outfitter with boots in its waters, this piece includes a detailed map with access points along the river, information about gear, seasonal hatches, local lodges, fly shops, restaurants, watering holes, and closest medical care, along with the sort of intimate, insider information only someone working on the river can share. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Shucked

    Life on a New England Oyster Farm

    Bill Buford's Heat meets Phoebe Damrosch's Service Included in this unique blend of personal narrative, food miscellany, and historyIn March of 2009, Erin Byers Murray ditched her pampered city girl lifestyle and convinced the rowdy and mostly male crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to let a completely unprepared, aquaculture-illiterate food and lifestyle writer work for them ... Read more

    $2.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Into Great Silence

    A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas

    by Eva Saulitis ...
    Science entwines with matters of the human heart as a whale researcher chronicles the lives of an endangered family of orcasEver since Eva Saulitis began her whale research in Alaska in the 1980s, she has been drawn deeply into the lives of a single extended family of endangered orcas struggling to survive in Prince William Sound. Over the course of a decades-long career spent observing and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Isles of Amnesia

    The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

    For over a quarter century, biologist Mark J. Rauzon worked in the field of island restoration, traveling throughout the American Insular Pacific to eradicate invasive plants and animals introduced by humans. The region spans from Hawai`i to Samoa to Guam, and their neighbors—small, obscure tropical islands that are hundreds, if not thousands, of nautical miles from each other. These little-known ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Albert and the Whale

    Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World

    by Philip Hoare ...
    An illuminating exploration of the intersection between life, art and the sea from the award-winning author of The Whale.In 1520, Albrecht Dürer, the most celebrated artist in Northern Europe, sailed to Zeeland to see a whale. A central figure of the Renaissance, no one had painted or drawn the world like him. Dürer drew hares and rhinoceroses in the way he painted saints and madonnas. The wing of ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • Junk Raft

    An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution

    An exciting account of a scientist’s expedition across the Pacific on a home-made “junk raft” in order to learn more about plastic marine pollutionA scientist, activist, and inveterate adventurer, Eriksen and his co-navigator, Joel Paschal, construct a “junk raft” made of plastic trash and set themselves adrift from Los Angeles to Hawaii, with no motor or support vessel, confronting perilous ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Billion-Dollar Fish

    The Untold Story of Alaska Pollock

    Alaska pollock is everywhere. If you’re eating fish but you don’t know what kind it is, it’s almost certainly pollock. Prized for its generic fish taste, pollock masquerades as crab meat in california rolls and seafood salads, and it feeds millions as fish sticks in school cafeterias and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches at McDonald’s. That ubiquity has made pollock the most lucrative fish harvest in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Nature of Borders

    Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea

    series Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography
    For centuries, borders have been central to salmon management customs on the Salish Sea, but how those borders were drawn has had very different effects on the Northwest salmon fishery. Native peoples who fished the Salish Sea--which includes Puget Sound in Washington State, the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca--drew social and cultural borders around salmon ... Read more

    $24.69 USD

  • The Founding Fish

    by John McPhee ...
    John McPhee's twenty-sixth book is a braid of personal history, natural history, and American history, in descending order of volume. Each spring, American shad-Alosa sapidissima-leave the ocean in hundreds of thousands and run heroic distances upriver to spawn.McPhee--a shad fisherman himself--recounts the shad's cameo role in the lives of George Washington and Henry David Thoreau. He fishes with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Shark Drunk

    The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean

    A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the oceanThe Lofoten archipelago, just North of the Arctic Circle, is a place of unsurpassed beauty—the skyline spikes with dramatic peaks; the radiant greens and purples of the Northern Lights follow summers where the sun never sets. It’s a place of small villages, where the art of fishing, though evolving, is still ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Undrowned

    Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

    Book 2 - Emergent Strategy
    Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean. Gumbs employs a brilliant mix of poetic ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • The Way of a Ship

    A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

    by Derek Lundy ...
    When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea and an accomplished amateur ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

    **A Los Angeles Times Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007A Boston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007Amazon.com Editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 2007Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, given by the North American Society for Oceanic History"The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation." —Nathaniel Philbrick**The epic history of the ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Oyster War

    The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America

    It all began simply enough. In 1976 the Point Reyes Wilderness Act granted the highest protection in America to more than 33,000 acres of California forest, grassland and shoreline – including Drakes Estero, an estuary of stunning beauty. Inside was a small, family–run oyster farm first established in the 1930s. A local rancher bought the business in 2005, renaming it The Drakes Bay Oyster Company ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Shell Games

    Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature's Bounty

    by Craig Welch ...
    A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clam—the Geoduck—and then led wildlife police on a two-year-long chase, Shell Games is enthralling ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • 438 Days

    An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

    Declared “the best survival book in a decade” by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ocean Country

    One Woman's Voyage from Peril to Hope in her Quest To Save the Seas

    Ocean Countryis an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind, the rapidly degrading state of our environment. After a near-drowning accident in which she was temporarily paralyzed, Liz Cunningham crisscrosses the globe in an effort to ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Fly Fishing Crane Prairie Reservoir

    An Excerpt from Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon

    by Harry Teel ...
    Fly Fishing Crane Prairie Reservoir is an excerpt from the larger book Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon, which covers 22 waters including small streams, large rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Detailed maps, photographs, and Harry Teel's wisdom guide you through the many waters in this area. Known hatches, equipment to use, and flies to choose. Use this ebook to get started fly fishing ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Great Sea

    A Human History of the Mediterranean

    Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In this brilliant and expansive book, David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic role in the rise and fall of ... Read more

    $16.19 USD