Marine & Freshwater Biology

Find titles that cover the fascinating science of oceanography and marine biology, from identification guides to sea and seashore life, invertebrates, fishes, reptiles and seabirds; from whales, dolphins and manatees to walrus and polar bears. Many specialist titles on plants, pollution and the state of the marine environment in general.
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THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA   layout image

by Stephen R Palumbi / Anthony R Palumbi

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. This title takes readers to the absolute limits of the aquatic world, the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches to show how marine life thrives against the odds. This thrilling book brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and reveals how they succeed across the wide expanse of the world's global ocean. Colour photographs, b/w illustrations, 256pp. 2014

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M24220 Hardback  £19.95
WORLD ATLAS OF CORAL REEFS WORLD ATLAS OF CORAL REEFS   layout image

by Mark D Spalding / Corinna Ravilious / Edmund P Green

Detailed and definitive account of the current state of the Earth's coral reefs. The atlas contains 84 full-page newly researched and drawn colour maps, together with more than 200 colour photos illustrating reefs, reef animals, and images taken from space by NASA astronauts during the 2000 and 2001 space shuttle flights. Also provided is detailed information on the geography, biodiversity and human uses of coral reefs, together with an assessment of current threats to their existence. Colour photographs, maps. 424pp. 2001

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M23871 Hardback  £51.00
SHARKS Ancient Predators in a Modern Sea SHARKS Ancient Predators in a Modern Sea   layout image

by Salvador Jorgensen

Combines the latest discoveries of new species, newly-documented shark behaviour, to give a state-of-knowledge picture of sharks. Unique pictures of shark births, recently discovered creatures from the Ocean Census research, and details of sharks' skin, eyes, teeth and heads (including a comparison of nine different hammerhead varieties) make this a book every shark enthusiast will want. It will also debunk many myths about shark behaviour, and give libraries a true, 21st-century documentation of a very popular wild animal. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2013

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M23659 Hardback  £25.00
REEF LIFE A Guide to Tropical Marine Life REEF LIFE A Guide to Tropical Marine Life   layout image

by Brandon Cole / Scott Michael

A gallery of more than 400 species offers readers an extensive identification guide to the most-likely encountered fishes and features each in detail: name, species, habitat, range and a description particular to the animal covered. With sections on invertebrates and algae, this guide reveals much about the range of animals and plants in the undersea ecosystem. Included is behavioural information on feeding, mimicry, and symbiosis, providing insights into natural survival strategies taking place among animals beneath the ocean surface. Colour photographs, maps, references, index, 616pp. 2013

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M23646 Paperback  £30.00
SHARK Travels Through a Hidden World SHARK Travels Through a Hidden World   layout image

by Juliet Eilperin

In an eye opening adventure which criss-crosses the globe, the author examines why sharks remain perhaps nature's most awe inspiring creatures. Also explores the fascinating ways in which humans relate to the ocean's top predator. Colour illustrations, 320pp. 2013

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M21723 Paperback  £9.99
BRITAIN'S FRESHWATER FISHES BRITAIN'S FRESHWATER FISHES   layout image

by Mark Everard

This title covers the 53 species of freshwater and brackish fishes that are native, or have been introduced and become naturalised. Detailed species accounts describe the key identification features and provide information on status, size and weight, habitat, ecology and conservation. Colour photographs, 144pp. 2013

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M21658 Paperback  £17.95
THE BIOLOGY OF REEFS AND REEF ORGANISMS THE BIOLOGY OF REEFS AND REEF ORGANISMS   layout image

by Walter M Goldberg

Examines the nature not only of coral reefs but also of sponge reefs, worm reefs, and oyster reefs, explaining the factors that influence their growth, distribution, and structure. A central focus of the book is reef construction, with details of the plants and animals that form the scaffold of the reef system and allow for the attachment and growth of other organisms, including those that function as bafflers, binders, and cementing agents. Also includes reef ecology, paleontology, and biogeography, all of which serve as background for the problems reefs face today and the challenge of their conservation. Colour plates, halftones, line drawings, tables, 328pp. 2013

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M21645 Paperback  £38.50
THE BIOLOGY OF REEFS AND REEF ORGANISMS THE BIOLOGY OF REEFS AND REEF ORGANISMS   layout image

by Walter M Goldberg

Examines the nature not only of coral reefs but also of sponge reefs, worm reefs, and oyster reefs, explaining the factors that influence their growth, distribution, and structure. A central focus of the book is reef construction, with details of the plants and animals that form the scaffold of the reef system and allow for the attachment and growth of other organisms, including those that function as bafflers, binders, and cementing agents. Also includes reef ecology, paleontology, and biogeography, all of which serve as background for the problems reefs face today and the challenge of their conservation. Colour plates, halftones, line drawings, tables, 328pp. 2013

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M21644 Hardback  £93.50
Qatar Nature Explorer SEA AND SHORE LIFE OF QATAR Qatar Nature Explorer SEA AND SHORE LIFE OF QATAR   layout image

by Frances Gillespie

The Qatar Nature Explorer series offers a unique insight into Qatar's natural history and wildlife, and is an essential resource for schools and parents, 32pp. 2013

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M21625 Hardback  £4.99
RSPB Handbook of the SEASHORE RSPB Handbook of the SEASHORE   layout image

by Maya Plass

Will teach you to easily identify the species you discover in the semi aquatic environment between the tides. Also sections on how to read the tide tables, where to look, climate change concerns and who to call should you come across something unexpected on your next beach visit. Colour illustrations, 240pp. 2013

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M21427 Paperback  £12.99
SEAWEEDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES Volume 1: Rhydophyta. Part 2B: Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales SEAWEEDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES Volume 1: Rhydophyta. Part 2B: Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales   layout image

by Linda M Irvine / Yvonne M Chamberlain

All subfamilies, genera and species are described with notes on ecology and distribution. Concise but comprehensive and practical introduction and a complete re-evaluation of British Isles taxa in consultation with other international specialists. In addition, one new species and three new combinations are proposed. Black and white illustrations, 276pp. 1984. Reprinted 2011

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M21329 Paperback  £39.99
Field Guide for Sharks of the Genus CARCHARHINUS Field Guide for Sharks of the Genus CARCHARHINUS   layout image

by Matthias Voigt / Dietmar Weber

An identification key is given to determine and to differentiate the species. For each species an extended list of characters is given including coloured figures to show the lateral and ventral view, a detailed view of nostril and teeth, as well as some cases of juveniles and special characters. Colour plates, distribution maps, tables, 151pp. 2011

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M21229 Paperback  £35.00
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