Browsing posts tagged: Oceans & Seas
Tide

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 […]

Black Wave

“I told God that if he would let us survive this night, I would make it mean something worthwhile. And then, somehow, I felt calmer than I have ever felt. Unreasonably so. Irrationally so. I looked over the scene of our wrecked life and I smiled–a crazy smile for sure–and I looked through the dark […]

Cod

The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to […]

Water in Plain Sight

Water scarcity is on everyone’s mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people’s food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts – even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification – […]

Super Simple Guide Corals

This easy-to-use guide explains basic coral anatomy, diet, aggression, and much more, including good species for the home tank and ones to avoid.

Mammoth Book of Shark Attacks, The

The biggest-ever selection of first-hand accounts and news reports of shark attacks, both recent and historical, shows how sharks are masters of the ocean and how we enter their domain at our own risk. Think you’re safe in the Med? Read about the Great Whites that thrive near holiday beaches. Think you’re safe in large […]

The Outlaw Sea

The open ocean that vast expanse of international waters spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land is claimed by one government or another, it is a place that remains radically free. With typically understated […]