The Last Ocean

The Last Ocean


  • Author : Nicci Gerrard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525521976


The Last Ocean Book Description :

From the award-winning journalist and author, a lyrical, raw and humane investigation of dementia that explores both the journeys of the people who live with the condition and those of their loved ones After a diagnosis of dementia, Nicci Gerrard’s father, John, continued to live life on his own terms, alongside the disease. But when an isolating hospital stay precipitated a dramatic turn for the worse, Gerrard, an award-winning journalist and author, recognized that it was not just the disease, but misguided protocol and harmful practices that cause such pain at the end of life. Gerrard was inspired to seek a better course for all who suffer because of the disease. The Last Ocean is Gerrard’s investigation into what dementia does to both the per...

The Outlaw Ocean
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Outlaw Ocean


  • Author : Ian Urbina
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492951


The Outlaw Ocean Book Description :

"A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see . . . The soul of this book is as wild as the ocean itself." --Susan Casey, best-selling author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean An adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante co...

The Last Ocean

The Last Ocean


  • Author : John B. Weller
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0847841235


The Last Ocean Book Description :

A collection of photographs depicts life in and around the world's last pristine ocean and reveals how industrial vessels in search of Antarctic toothfish have threatened this ecosystem....

The Last Ocean

The Last Ocean


  • Author : Thomas Lowell
  • Publisher : Stonehouse Creations
  • Release Date : 2009-12
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780977617418


The Last Ocean Book Description :

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Mysterious Ocean

Mysterious Ocean


  • Author : Peter Townsend Harris
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030156329


Mysterious Ocean Book Description :

This book provides an introduction to ocean sciences that is engaging, evocative and accessible to non-experts interested in marine geoscience, while sparking readers' interest in important unsolved mysteries in marine science. The scope of the book is quite broad, but focuses on the physical ocean and its geological evolution, including the author's experiences working as an oceanographer over the last thirty years. Across ten chapters, the book traces the origins of the ocean from its formation 4 billion years ago, reviews the discoveries of the theory of plate tectonics, the ice ages and the great ocean conveyor, and discusses seafloor features (canyons, seamounts, trenches, abyssal plains, etc.), how they formed and their current environmental is...

The Twilight Hour
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Twilight Hour


  • Author : Nicci Gerrard
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141963877


The Twilight Hour Book Description :

Secrets and memories collide in The Twilight Hour, the new novel from bestselling author Nicci Gerrard. 'Be with me now, at the twilight hour. When the light fails.' 'I'm here.' 'Tell me.' 'What shall I tell you?' 'Tell me about us, when we were young. What was it like? What was I like then?' Eleanor Lee has lived a fiercely independent existence for over ninety years, but now it's time to tidy her life away - books, photographs, paintings, letters - a lifetime of possessions all neatly boxed up for the last time. But amongst them there are some things that must be kept hidden. And, nearing blindness, Eleanor needs help to uncover them before her children and grandchildren do. Peter, a young man with a broken heart who feels as lost as Eleanor's past...

Biology of the Southern Ocean  Second Edition

Biology of the Southern Ocean Second Edition


  • Author : George A. Knox
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2006-12-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420005134


Biology of the Southern Ocean Second Edition Book Description :

First published in 1993, The Biology of the Southern Ocean has been referred to as international research at its best and an invaluable reference. Drawing on the considerable volume of information published in the last ten years, this second edition retains the format that made the first edition a popular bestseller, while updating the information with the latest research results available. The book begins with a description of the physico-chemical environment and, in a logical sequence, covers phytoplankton and primary production, the sea ice microbial communities and the secondary consumers, the zooplankton. The author includes an extended chapter on the biology and ecology of Antarctic krill that highlights its central position in the Southern Oce...

On Earth We re Briefly Gorgeous
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

On Earth We re Briefly Gorgeous


  • Author : Ocean Vuong
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525562030


On Earth We re Briefly Gorgeous Book Description :

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction! An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. “A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mo...

The Empty Ocean
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Empty Ocean


  • Author : Richard Ellis
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1597265993


The Empty Ocean Book Description :

In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted, and collected over the centuries, from charismatic whales and dolphins to the lowly menhaden, from sea turtles to cod, tuna, and coral. Rich in history, anecdote, and surprising fact, Richard Ellis’s descriptions bring to life the natural history of the various species, the threats they face, and the losses they have suffered. Killing has occurred on a truly stunning scale, with extinction all too often the result, leaving a once-teeming ocean greatly...

The Ocean of Life
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Ocean of Life


  • Author : Callum Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101583562


The Ocean of Life Book Description :

A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times) Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last twenty years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into histori...