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  • The Whale

    In Search of the Giants of the Sea

    by Philip Hoare ...
    A travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the remarkable mammals that we long have been fascinated with, from Moby-Dick to Free Willy.From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, to his abiding love of Moby-Dick, to his adult encounters with the living animals in the Atlantic Ocean, the acclaimed writer Philip Hoare has been ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Monarchs of the Sea

    The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods

    by Danna Staaf ...
    From the author of Nursery Earth, a “nimble, fast, surprising, smart, and weird in the very coolest sense of the word” (Sy Montgomery) exploration of the sometimes enormous, often bizarre creatures that ruled the seas long before the first dinosaurs—a Science Friday Book Club PickCephalopods, Earth’s first truly substantial animals, are still among us: Their fascinating family tree features squid, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Blue Machine: How the Ocean Works

    by Helen Czerski ...
    **A Financial Times Best Science Book of 2023A scientist’s exploration of the "ocean engine"—the physics behind the ocean’s systems—and why it matters.**All of Earth’s oceans, from the equator to the poles, are a single engine powered by sunlight, driving huge flows of energy, water, life, and raw materials. In The Blue Machine, physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski illustrates the mechanisms ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Outermost House

    A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod

    by Henry Beston ...
    The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, "written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty" (New York Herald Tribune)A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Chasing Giants

    In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish

    Join Zeb Hogan, host of the National Geographic television show Monster Fish, on the science adventure of a lifetime.On May 1, 2005, a Thai fisherman caught a truly monstrous Mekong giant catfish. At 646 pounds, it captured the world’s attention, and with awe and wonder, it was deemed the largest freshwater fish on record. There was no denying its size, but when biologist and research associate ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Fisherman's Spring

    One of the most prolific fly-fishing writers of the twentieth century, Roderick L. Haig-Brown continues his seasons” cycle with Fisherman’s Spring, a book that is as much about the deep philosophical aspects of fly fishing as it is about fly fishing itself. Readers will learn about the abundance of spring life in the streams of British Columbia while also being treated to Haig-Brown’s thoughtful ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Wildlife of Florida's Springs

    An Illustrated Field Guide to Over 150 Species

    Florida is home to no fewer than 700 freshwater springs, more than any place in the world! From the famed manatee to the obscure freshwater jellyfish, the springs provide sustenance to an abundance of wild, marine and insect life. This beautiful guide features over 150 species, over 130 original illustrations, and includes listings of commonly and not-so-commonly encountered “critters” living in ... 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

  • Homewaters

    A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound

    Not far from Seattle skyscrapers live 150-year-old clams, more than 250 species of fish, and underwater kelp forests as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. For millennia, vibrant Coast Salish communities have lived beside these waters dense with nutrient-rich foods, with cultures intertwined through exchanges across the waterways. Transformed by settlement and resource extraction, Puget Sound ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Many Things Under a Rock: The Mysteries of Octopuses

    by David Scheel ...
    A behavioral ecologist’s riveting account of his decades-long obsession with octopuses: his discoveries, adventures, and new scientific understanding of their behaviors.Of all the creatures of the deep blue, none is as captivating as the octopus. In Many Things Under a Rock, marine biologist David Scheel investigates four major mysteries about these elusive beings. How can we study an animal with ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Headwaters

    The Adventures, Obsession and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman

    by Dylan Tomine ...
    Christmas Island. The Russian Arctic. Argentine Patagonia. Japan. Cuba. British Columbia.Dylan Tomine takes us to the far reaches of the planet in search of fish and adventure, with keen insight, a strong stomach and plenty of laughs along the way. Closer to home, he wades deeper into his beloved steelhead rivers of the Pacific Northwest and the politics of saving them. Tomine celebrates the joy ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Dolphin in the Mirror

    Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives

    by Diana Reiss ...
    This scientific memoir by an aquarium researcher “illuminate[s] the world of the dolphin’s amazing intelligence and playfulness.” —Temple Grandin“One comes away from Reiss’s book agreeing that ‘dolphins are among the smartest creatures on the planet’ and that they merit not just our attention but our care and protection.” —The New York TimesDolphins are creative and self-aware, with distinct ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Nature of Borders

    Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea

    Series series Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography
    Winner of the 2014 Albert Corey Prize from the American Historical AssociationWinner of the 2013 Hal Rothman Award from the Western History AssociationWinner of the 2013 John Lyman Book Award in the Naval and Maritime Science and Technology category from the North American Society for Oceanic HistoryFor centuries, borders have been central to salmon management customs on the Salish Sea, but how ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • Song for the Blue Ocean

    Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas

    by Carl Safina ...
    Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author's exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths. Scientist and fisherman Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery, probing for truth about the world's changing seas, deftly weaving adventure, science, and political analysis. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Telling Our Way to the Sea

    A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez

    by Aaron Hirsh ...
    A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experienceBy turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems and a profound meditation on our changing relationships with nature—and with one another.When the biologists Aaron Hirsh and Veronica Volny, along with their friend Graham Burnett, a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth

    "An engrossing tale of obsession, adventure and scientific reasoning." —Betty Ann Kevles, Los Angeles TimesIn the winter of 1938, a fishing boat by chance dragged from the Indian Ocean a fish thought extinct for 70 million years. It was a coelacanth, which thrived concurrently with dinosaurs and pterodactyls—an animal of major importance to those who study the history of vertebrate life.Living ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide

    An Essential Handbook for All Skill Levels

    Your Informative (and Entertaining!) Guide to Fly FishingFly fishing is a wonderful way to catch fish, and it is much simpler than you might think. More and more people are using this thrilling technique to catch trout, bluegill, sailfish, and more. You can count yourself among them. It just takes the right equipment, a little bit of know-how, and some practice. If you’ve never tried because you ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Nature, Choice and Social Power

    We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and ideological - structure the choices we have available. This book analyses how we make social and environmental history and why we end up where we do.Using case studies from different ... Read more

    $62.99 USD

  • Four Fish

    The Future of the Last Wild Food

    “A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why.” —Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book ReviewAcclaimed author of American Catch and The Omega Princple and life-long fisherman, Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna.Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Jellyfish

    Series series Animal
    Jellyfish are, like the mythical Medusa, both beautiful and potentially dangerous. Found from pole to tropic, these mesmeric creatures form an important part of the sea’s plankton and vary in size from the gigantic to the minute. Perceived as almost alien creatures and seen as best avoided, jellyfish nevertheless have the power to fascinate: with the sheer beauty of their translucent bells and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • 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

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Crimson Wave

    Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Alaska's Bristol Bay

    by Bill Horn ...
    The word “Alaska” conjures visions of jagged icy peaks, smoking volcanoes, vast crimson tundra, sweeping blue rivers and lakes, shaggy brown bears, bush airplanes and pilots, remote Native villages, flashing rainbow trout, and rivers teeming with crimson salmon. These visions are realized, on a stupendous scale, in southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Each year 60 million or more wild salmon ... Read more

    $27.99 USD