Shortlisted for a Science Writers and Communicators of Canada award
We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly thin layer. Shrink the earth to the size of a basketball and our atmosphere would be as thick as a layer of food wrap - 99 percent contained within 18 miles. Yet within this fragile margin lies a magnificent realm - at once gorgeous, terrifying, capricious
Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. We have hunted them for thousands of years and scratched their icons into our mythologies. They simultaneously fill us with waves of terror, awe and affection - yet we know hardly anything about them.
Get closer to the beauty and power of sharks with award-winning National Geographic photographer Brain Skerry as he illustrates their remarkable evolutionary adaptations and their huge importance to marine ecosystems around the world.
Seabirds of Southern Africa is the first book focusing exclusively on the nearly 1,000 birds that occur around the southern African coastline and adjacent Southern Ocean. The book is primarily an ID guide, but the author includes information about these birds’ fascinating biology and behaviour.
To capture an image of the crystal octopus, one of the ocean's rarest and most elusive creatures, became the goal in Ali bin Thalith's obsession with underwater marine photography. Over 10 years of searching has produced cornucopia of extraordinary deep sea images, of which over 100 are selected here, shot in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
This book showcases the very best of the photography as judged in the Sustainable Seas Trust 2013/14 competition. The extraordinary, prize-winning photographs are accompanied by illuminating essays from leading scientists, sports people and others whose lives are intimately connected with the seas.
Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the great white shark and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text,
Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the piranha and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text,
Aquarists, biologists, conservationists, ecologists, shell-collectors and a host of others will find this a useful title. Until now there has been no readily title information on southern African freshwater snails and mussels.