Best Marine Biology Books
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1. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Author: by Sy Montgomery
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.
New Statesman, UK One of the best science books of the year. Science Friday, NPR Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this fascinatingtouchinginformativeentertaining (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopusa surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creatureand the remarkable connections it makes with humans.
In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalitiesgentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma.
2. Secrets of the Whales
Author: by Brian Skerry
This provocative book of photography offers bold new insight into the lives of the world’s largest mammals, along with their complex societies. In these pages, we learn that whales share an amazing ability to learn and adapt to opportunities, from specialized feeding strategies to parenting techniques.
There is also evidence of deeper, cultural elements of whale identity, from unique dialects to matrilineal societies to organized social customs like singing contests. Featuring the arresting underwater images of Brian Skerry, who has explored and documented oceans for over four decades, this book will document these alluring creatures in all their glory-and demonstrate how these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.
3. Oceanology: The Secrets of the Sea Revealed
Author: by DK
Dive into this uniquely elegant visual exploration of the sea An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to marine life and the ocean environment, Oceanology brings the riches of the underwater world onto the printed page. Astounding photography reveals an abundance of life, from microscopic plankton to great whales, seaweed to starfish.
Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the book explores every corner of the oceans, from coral reefs and mangrove swamps to deep ocean trenches. Along the way, and with the help of clear, simple illustrations, it explains how life has adapted to the marine environment, revealing for example how a stonefish delivers its lethal venom and how a sponge sustains itself by sifting food from passing currents.
It also examines the physical forces and processes that shape the oceans, from global circulation systems and tides to undersea volcanoes and tsunamis. To most of us, the marine world is out of reach. But with the help of photography and the latest technology, Oceanology brings us up close to animals, plants, and other living things that inhabit a fantastic and almost incomprehensibly beautiful other dimension.
4. Science! STEM Sticker Adventure – Sticker Activity Book For Girls Aged 4 to 8 – Over 125 Stickers – Space Exploration, Deep Sea Adventure, Dinosaur Dig & More
Author: by Hopscotch Girls
Spark your little girl’s interest in science with Science! STEM Sticker Adventure by Hopscotch Girls. The world of science is an exciting place for little girls who dream big. This fun sticker book is packed with activities that will empower your daughters, granddaughters and the special little girls in your life to ask questions, seek answers and explore the natural world.
Hopscotch Girls has worked with leading scientists to create a sticker book that’s as fun as it is educational. While your little girl plays with over 150 stickers, she’ll join Aliyah, Emma and Avery as they learn about 7 scientific disciplines over 24 full color pages.
The book also includes a page of bonus stickers that can be used as reward stickers or on reward charts. Chemistry: Get into the lab and conduct experiments with colorful test tubes, bunsen burners, beakers and more. Geology: Study rocks, minerals and landforms in a spectacular landscape.
Astronomy: Put on your astronaut suit and reach for the stars (and planets! With this fun space scene and space stickers. Marine Biology: Explore the ocean depths and meet fish, coral and other marine life in your scuba gear. Botany: Grow your knowledge of the natural world with stickers like plants, flowers, and tools for preserving plant specimens.
5. Ocean: A Photicular Book
Author: by Dan Kainen
Workman Publishing Company
A New York Times bestseller, Ocean is like being on a dive. Using Photicular technology, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid visual experience. Open the book, and the reader is swept into the magic of an underwater world, face-to-face with a floating Yellow-Banded Sweetlips; with a glow-in-the-dark Deep-Sea Anglerfish; with a Sea Horse swaying in balletic motion; with a Sand Tiger Shark gliding along the ocean floor, its gaze haunting, its hook-toothed mouth gulping open and closed.
The text by Carol Kaufmann enchants with its descriptions of coral reefs; a journey on Alvin, the 17-ton submersible; and a meditation on our oceans. Then, for each creature, she writes a lively and informative essay, along with vital statisticssize, habitat, range, diet, and more.
The Photicular process uses an innovative lenticular technology, sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery. The result is like a movie in your handsthe dance of life in a book.
6. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
Author: by James Nestor
Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014 Scientific American Recommended ReadFascinating, informative, exhilarating. Wall Street JournalDeep is a voyage from the ocean’s surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freedivingin which competitors descend great depths on a single breathJames Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers.
He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable, and often hidden, potentialincluding echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater.
Along the way, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves. A journey well worth taking. David Epstein, New York Times Book Review Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places.
7. The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs
Author: by Dr. Richard Smith
Meet the world’s most fascinating sea creaturessee the lives and curiosities of colorful fish and coral reefsthis 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 of jaw-dropping fish and coral reefs, you’ll swim in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans; you’ll be dazzled in the Coral Triangle and amazed in Triton Bay.
Up close you’ll meet the Cenderawasih fairy wrasse, with its florescent yellow streak; the polka-dot longnose filefish; and the multicolored seadragon. There are scarlet-colored corals, baby-blue sponges, daffodil crinoids, and all sorts of mystifying creatures that change color at the drop of a hat.
The whale shark is almost larger than life and the author’s beloved pygmy seahorse, unless photographed, is almost too tiny to see. The wondrous creatures inside are charmers and tricksters and excel in the arts of seduction and deception, and you’ll have the rare chance to see and delight in their antics.
8. The Life and Love of the Sea
Author: by Lewis Blackwell
Harry N. Abrams
Showcasing cutting-edge underwater photography from the world’s leading marine and nature photographers, The Life & Love of the Sea is a breathtaking visual tour of the ocean’s great diversity. Readers will experience land meeting sea with images of dramatic coastlines, barrier reefs, and island chains, as well as the spectacular power of the ocean through a stunning collection of wave photographs.
Offering an extensive survey of the ocean’s many fascinating inhabitants, Blackwell presents incredible images of everything from whales to manta rays to seals to endless schools of fish to the creatures that reside in the deepest recesses of the ocean floor.
The book also makes available bonus footage via a scannable QR code from multi-award- winning underwater cameraman Steven Hathaway.
9. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by National Audubon Society
Covering both freshwater and saltwater species of fish, this fully revised edition brings a new level of accuracy and usefulness to the National Audubon Society’s acclaimed field guides. With 700 new full-color photographs, 286 black-and-white illustrations, and 637 maps, this is the most comprehensive field guide available to the fishes of North America.
635 species covered in detail, with notes on 771 more 723 full-color identification photographs 286 black-and-white illustrations Visual organization of species photographs by shape for easy identification Range map for each species Glossary of useful terms
10. Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast
Author: by Ashley Oliphant
This is a basic guide on how to find and identify fossil shark teeth from the coast of the Carolinas. It offers the basic information novices need to get started hunting fossil shark teeth and features an easy-to-use reference section that will allow for speedy identification of species commonly found on the coasts of North and South Carolina.
11. The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
Author: by John Steinbeck
A Penguin ClassicIn the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez.
In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s Doc. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure.
This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
12. Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life
Author: by Nancy Knowlton
National Geographic underwater photographers and the Census of Marine Life capture the astonishing diversity and the most intriguing organisms in the ocean in this riveting book, by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. As you read lively vignettes about sea creatures’ names, defenses, migration, mating habits, and more, you’ll be amazed at wonders like …
The almost inconceivable number of creatures in the marine world. From the bounty of microbes in one drop of seawater, we can calculate that there are more individuals in the oceans than stars in the universe. The sophisticated sensory abilities that help these animals survive.
For many, the standard five senses are just not enough. The incredible distances that seabirds and other species cover. Some will feed in both Arctic and Antarctic waters within a single year. The odd relationships common in the marine world.
From a dental hygienist for fish to a walrus’s one-night stand, you’ll find beauty, practicality, and plenty of eccentricity in sea-life socialization. Brilliantly photographed and written in an easygoing style, Citizens of the Sea will inform and enchant you with close-up documentation of the fascinating facts of life in the ocean realm.
13. The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It
Author: by Helen Scales
July 6, 2021
A journey into the alien depths of the sea, and into our possible future, from a marine biologist known for nature writing at its most engaging (Sunday Express). A golden era of deep-sea discovery is underway as revolutionary studies rewrite the very notion of life on Earth and the rules of what is possible.
In the process, the abyss is being revealed as perhaps the most amazing part of our planet, its topography even more varied and extreme than its landmass counterpart. Teeming with unsuspected life, an extraordinary, interconnected ecosystem deep below the waves has a huge effect on our daily lives, influencing climate and weather systems, with the potential for much moregood or bad, depending on how it is exploited.
Currently, the fantastic creatures that live in the deepmany of them incandescent in a world without lightand its formations capture and trap vast quantities of carbon that would otherwise poison our atmosphere, and novel bacteria as yet undiscovered hold the promise of potent new medicines.
14. Saving America's Amazon: The threat to our nation’s most biodiverse river system
Author: by Ben Raines
Journalist, filmmaker, and environmental activist Ben Raines turns his attention to Alabama’s Tensaw Delta in this gorgeously illustrated and meticulously researched book. Identified by Raines and others as America’s own Amazon, the Tensaw Delta is the most biodiverse ecosystem in our nation.
This special book celebrates this most significant of Alabama’s waterways while also chronicling how it is increasingly at risk. Though almost no one knows it, the most diverse forests and aquatic systems in the nation lie in Alabama. Described as America’s Amazon, Alabama has more species per square mile than any other state.
Its rivers are home to more species of fish, crayfish, salamanders, mussels, snails, and turtles than any other aquatic system in North America. And the contest isn’t even close. California, for instance, has nine species of crayfish, while Alabama has eighty-four.
The Colorado River system, which drains seven Southwestern states, is home to 26 species of fish, while Alabama’s rivers are home to 350 species. But the wild places of the state are also under siege. Alabama has suffered more aquatic extinctions than any other state.