Best Marine Life 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. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Author: by Sy Montgomery
Atria Books; Reprint edition (April 5, 2016)
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.
3. The Life and Love of the Sea
Author: by Lewis Blackwell
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2015)
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.
4. Super Shark Encyclopedia (Super Encyclopedias)
Author: by DK Publishing
Published at: DK CHILDREN; Illustrated edition (June 2, 2015)
Super Shark Encyclopedia uncovers the secrets of the oceans by exploring a remarkable array of 80 sharks and other sea creatures from Barrel Shrimp to Blue Sharks, Starfish to Bat Fish, and Hammerhead Sharks to Sandtiger Sharks, plus surfing penguins, deep-sea monsters, rays, eels and more.
Packed with jaw-dropping facts about animal behavior and anatomy, new x-ray artworks utilize cross-sections and strip layers away to show key anatomical features in detail. It showcases record-breaking animals, such as the deadliest predators and the most venomous creatures, and explains how and why their bodies work the way they do.
With its combination of spectacular photography and clear yet authoritative text, Super Shark Encyclopedia is the ultimate visual guide to the oceans’ most incredible stories.
5. Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals (Emergent Strategy)
Author: by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Published at: AK Press (November 17, 2020)
Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean.
Gumbs employs a brilliant mix of poetic sensibility and naturalist observation to show what they might teach us, producing not a specific agenda but an unfolding space for wondering and questioning. From the relationship between the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and Gumbs’s Shinnecock and enslaved ancestors to the ways echolocation changes our understandings of vision and visionary action, this is a masterful use of metaphor and natural models in the service of social justice.
6. Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide
Author: by Blair Witherington
Published at: Pineapple Press; Second edition (May 1, 2017)
Florida’s Seashells, the bestselling guide for beachcombers, is now updated and expanded in a new edition. This new volume has more shells identified and explained, with 287 species represented by over 400 full-color images and 175 range maps. This book showcases the diversity of Florida’s seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches.
Knowing the names, stories, and varied appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber’s eyes to their beauty and rarity, and offer collectors an outlet for the appreciation of nature’s splendor. The book’s elegant organization allows easy identification of seashells common to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.
Other Pineapple Press guides for the curious beachcomber: Florida’s Living Beaches Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas
7. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Author: by Peter Godfrey-Smith
Published at: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition (October 17, 2017)
Named a Top Ten Science Book of Fall 2016 by Publishers WeeklyAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus.
In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes. How is it that a creature with such gifts evolved through an evolutionary lineage so radically distant from our own?
What does it mean that evolution built minds not once but at least twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter? In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into beinghow nature became aware of itself.
8. 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.
9. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Author: by Nathaniel Philbrick
Published at: Penguin Books; Reissue edition (May 1, 2001)
From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane’s Eye-the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville’s Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick’s book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.
In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster.
In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.
10. Ocean: A Photicular Book
Author: by Dan Kainen
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2014)
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.
11. Albert and the Whale: Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World
Author: by Hoare
Published at: Pegasus Books (May 4, 2021)
An illuminating exploration of the intersection between life, art and the sea from the award-winning author of The Whale. In 1520, Albrecht Drer, the most celebrated artist in Northern Europe, sailed to Zeeland to see a whale. A central figure of the Renaissance, no one had painted or drawn the world like him.
Drer drew hares and rhinoceroses in the way he painted saints and madonnas. The wing of a bird or the wing of an angel; a spider crab or a bursting star like the augury of a black hole, in Drer’s art, they were part of a connected world.
Everything had meaning. But now he was in crisis. He had lost his patron, the Holy Roman Emperor. He was moorless and filled with wanderlust. In the shape of the whale, he saw his final ambition. Drer was the first artist to truly employ the power of reproduction.
He reinvented the way people looked at, and understood, art. He painted signs and wonders; comets, devils, horses, nudes, dogs, and blades of grass so accurately that even today they seem hyper-real, utterly modern images. Most startling and most modern of all, he painted himself, at every stage of his life.
12. Reef Fish Identification – Florida Caribbean Bahamas – 4th Edition (Reef Set)
Author: by Paul Humann
Published at: New World Publications; 4th edition (June 16, 2014)
The 4th edition is packed with amazing marine life photographs of 683 species and enough information to keep fish watchers busy for years. The book includes the latest information on what is known about the taxonomy and distribution of Caribbean reef fishes.
The easy-to-use, quick reference format makes it a snap to identify the hundreds of fishes sighted on the reefs, sand flats, grass beds, surf zones and walls of Florida, the Caribbean and Bahamas.
13. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes: North America
Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; Revised, Subsequent edition (May 21, 2002)
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
14. 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.
15. Marine Biology 11th Edition
Author: by Peter Castro
Published at: McGraw-Hill Education; 11th edition (October 11, 2018)
ISBN: 9781260085105 is an International Student Edition of Marine Biology 11th Edition by Peter Castro and Michael Huber This ISBN 9781260085105 is Textbook only. It will not come with online access code. Online Access code (should only be purchased when required by an instructor ) sold separately at ISBN 9781260162530 The content of of this title on all formats are the same.
Marine Biology covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach, using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors. Authors Castro and Huber have made a special effort to include solid basic science content needed in a general education course, including the fundamental principles of biology, the physical sciences, and the scientific method.
This science coverage is integrated with a stimulating, up-to-date overview of marine biology.
Full Color Version WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SHARKS: Shark Language, Social Behavior, Human Interactions, and Life Saving Information
Author: by Ocean Ramsey
Published at: Independently published (October 22, 2019)
This is a full color version of the bestselling book released earlier in 2019. The book was highly acclaimed and goes into Shark Language and Safety as well as Social Behavior and Life Saving Information. This book is incredible and the Images are amazing!