Best Oceanography Books
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1. Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World under the Sea
Author: by Julia Rothman
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition (April 28, 2020)
Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with Ocean Anatomy. Follow Rothman’s inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe.
Through her drawings, discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages.
Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook
2. Oceanology: The Secrets of the Sea Revealed
Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (September 29, 2020)
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.
3. The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs
Author: by Dr. Richard Smith
Published at: Apollo Publishers (September 10, 2019)
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.
4. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
Author: by James Nestor
Published at: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books; Reprint edition (May 5, 2015)
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.
5. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier
Author: by Ian Urbina
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (August 25, 2020)
A riveting, 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 conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways-drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world.
Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil, and shipping industries, and on which the world’s economies rely. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning expos, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.
6. The Sea Around Us
Author: by Rachel Carson
Published at: Oxford University Press; 3rd edition (December 18, 2018)
Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most influential books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson’s ability to combine scientific insight with poetic prose catapulted her book to the top of The New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for more than a year and a half.
Ultimately it sold well over a million copies, was translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. The Sea Around Us remains as fresh today as when it first appeared over six decades ago.
Carson’s genius for evoking the power and primacy of the world’s bodies of water, combining the cosmic and the intimate, remains almost unmatched: the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; the power of the tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in one bay alone; the seismic waves known as tsunamis that periodically remind us of the oceans’ overwhelmingly destructive power.
7. Whales: An Illustrated Celebration
Author: by Kelsey Oseid
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (August 21, 2018)
A gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide to the wonderful whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the world. Some of the world’s most fascinating and beloved animals, cetaceans have captivated the human imagination for centuries. Whales: An Illustrated Celebration explores the most interesting and illuminating facts about these marine mammals, from the enormous blue whale (which has a heart the size of a car!
To the Amazon river dolphin (which is pink!. Gorgeously illustrated with full-color art on every page, this giftable guide delves into cetaceans’ mysterious evolution (from land to water mammals), their place in mythology, and their ecology, habitats, and behaviors (such as singing, fluking, beaching, bubble feeding, and more).
Perfect for nature and animal lovers from eight to eighty, Whales also covers the current state of wild and captive cetaceans worldwide, why we should care, and what we can do to help our beautiful marine mammal friends.
8. Essentials of Oceanography (12th Edition)
Author: by Alan P. Trujillo
Published at: Pearson; 12th edition (February 1, 2016)
For courses in Oceanography. Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical Essentials of Oceanography guides readers through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for all readers.
The 12th Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep readers interested and excited about the material.
Also available with Mastering Oceanography Mastering Oceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging readers before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure readers arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics.
9. How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
Author: by Tristan Gooley
Published at: The Experiment; Illustrated edition (August 23, 2016)
A New York Times Bestseller A Forbes Top 10 Conservation and Environment Book of 2016Read the sea like a Viking and interpret ponds like a Polynesianwith a little help from the natural navigator! In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and The Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees, stars, clouds, and more.
Now, he turns his attention to our most abundantyet perhaps least understoodresource. Distilled from his far-flung adventuressailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyardGooley shares hundreds of techniques in How to Read Water.
Readers will: Find north using puddlesForecast the weather from wavesDecode the colors of pondsSpot dangerous water in the darkDecipher wave patterns on beaches, and more!
10. Essentials of Oceanography
Author: by Alan Trujillo
Published at: Pearson; 13th edition (April 15, 2019)
For courses in oceanography. Dive in to oceanography with trusted content and innovative media As the bestselling brief book in the oceanography market, Essentials of Oceanography combines dynamic visuals and a student-friendly narrative to bring oceanography to life. The text’s engaging features and the extensive suite of animations and videos keep students interested and excited about the material.
The 13th Edition creates an interactive learning experience that provides tightly integrated text and digital offerings to make oceanography approachable and digestible for students. An emphasis on the process of science throughout the text provides students with an understanding of how scientists think and work.
The new edition also helps students develop the scientific skill of practicing and interpreting data with new Exploring Data features supported by Mastering Oceanography coaching activities. A new Creature Feature provides fun facts about marine animals to engage students. Also available with Mastering Oceanography By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.
11. Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide
Author: by Robert Dinwiddie
Published at: DK; Revised ed. edition (August 18, 2014)
Immense shoals of barracuda, forests of giant kelp, and the world’s largest volcano these are just a few of the majestic sights in the world’s oceans. Our seas are by far the largest habitat on Earth and are home to an astonishing 90 percent of the world’s biodiversity.
Life itself began in the oceans and has proliferated to include innumerable numbers of marine species, from single-celled archaea to giant manta rays, sea turtles, and blue whales. Ocean is your guide to this most mysterious part of the natural world.
It explores the geography of the oceans, which includes volcanoes forming a “Ring of Fire”, trenches 10 km (6 miles) deep, hydrothermal vents, ice shelves, and hundreds of sea mountains and even waterfalls. This stunning and comprehensive book unveils how the underwater world operates: its tidal rhythms, currents, tsunamis, and typhoons.
It also showcases some of the most beautiful and diverse marine flora, including seaweeds such as limey petticoats, giant kelp, and oyster thief, as well as coastal fish and marine creatures such as the lanternfish, adapted to live in the remotest part of the ocean’s depths.
12. Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate
Author: by Jennifer A. Mather
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (May 21, 2010)
The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legendsfrom the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid.
Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities.
In this beautifully photographed book, three leading marine biologists bring readers face to face with these amazingly complex animals that have fascinated scientists for decades. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its ingenious anatomy, amazing mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly relatives, the authors take readers through the astounding life cycle, uncovering the details of distinctive octopus personalities.
13. The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones
Author: by Mary Beth Beuke
Published at: Skyhorse (June 24, 2014)
As the owner of one of the world’s most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seekerespecially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting.
There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass.
Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production.
14. Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver
Author: by Jill Heinerth
Published at: Ecco; Reprint edition (August 4, 2020)
From one of the world’s most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth’s final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans.
From one of the top cave divers working todayand one of the very few women in her fieldInto the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth’s remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability.
Jill Heinerththe first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizationshas descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman.
She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover a fallen friend’s body from the confines of a cave.
15. Oceans For Dummies
Author: by Ashlan Cousteau
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (February 24, 2021)
Dive deep to explore the ocean From how most of our oxygen is created by phytoplankton, to how currents control our climate, to the marine food chain and the importance of coral, this is the holy grail of ocean books that’s easy for everyone to digest.
It features fun facts about some of the most incredible, bizarre, and fascinating creatures in the ocean, from mantis shrimp that can strike things with the speed of a . 22 caliber bullet to fish with clear heads that can see out of the top of their skulls.
The ocean is full of wonders and there is still so much left to explore and understand. How our oceans work What creatures live in the ocean Find out how the ocean regulates our climate and weather patterns How growing pollution threatens our ocean and its inhabitants Oceans For Dummies is perfect for anyone with an interest in the ocean, including kids, adults, students, ocean lovers, surfers, fishermen, conservationists, sailors, and everyone in between.