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Big Pacific: An Incredible Journey of Exploration and RevelationArtist/Author: Tansley, Rebecca
A captivating exploration of the world’s biggest ocean and its inhabitants.
The Pacific Ocean has been the focus of our fascination for as long as we have lived beside and on it. It covers one-third of Earth’s surface — greater than all of the planet’s landmasses combined. It contains half of the world’s water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science.
Big Pacific presents the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants as you have never seen them before, blending a wealth of images with spellbinding storytelling to take you into a realm teeming with exotic life yet rarely witnessed up close — until now.
The book is divided into four sections. The ‘Passionate Pacific’ looks at the private lives of sea creatures, with topics ranging from the mating behaviours of great white sharks to the monogamy of wolf eels, while ‘Voracious Pacific’ covers hunting and feeding. In ‘Mysterious Pacific,’ you will be introduced to the Pacific’s more extraordinary creatures, like the pufferfish and firefly squid, and explore some of the region’s eerier locales, like the turtle tombs of Borneo and the skull caves of Papua New Guinea. ‘Violent Pacific’ examines the effects of events like natural disasters on the development of the Pacific Ocean’s geography and the evolution of its marine life.
Providing an unparalleled look at a diverse range of species, locations and natural phenomena, Big Pacific is truly an epic excursion to one of the world’s last great frontiers.
Whales of Sydney: and other Visitors to our ShoresArtist/Author: Liebschner, Jonas
Whales of Sydney is a spectacular photographic book that documents the annual migration of Humpback Whales past the coast of iconic city of Sydney from mid-May to the beginning of December. Showcasing not only the majestic whales but all marine life that can be see during this time, the book demonstrates the whale’s breathtaking behaviours and the interaction between them and the humans watching as well. Sydney has one of the longest humpback whale migrations spanning almost six months and sees a large number of whales swimming past its shores with an estimated number of more than 25,000 individuals at the end of 2016, increasing by about 10% each year. All whale photography has been captured over the past ten years by wildlife photographer Jonas Liebschner, who spends most of his days out at sea during whale watching season, trying to capture these magic moments.
About the Author: Jonas Liebschner was born on the 19th of October 1985 in Worms,Germany. After finishing school he started an internship at a German advertising agency for which he worked for the next 2.5 years as a graphic designer, flash developer and project manager. He decided to quit his job and left for New Zealand in 2007, where he travelled the north island for six months. By coincidence he was offered a job as a tour guide with Whale Watch Kaikoura that saw him taking tourists out to see the whales for the next six months. Photography has always been a passion of Jonas, so while he was not paid to take pictures of whales in Kaikoura, he started taking his camera out and took pictures of what he saw on a daily basis.
Coastal fishes of New Zealand: identification, biology, behaviour.Artist/Author: Francis, Malcolm.
Provides a comprehensive, informative and up-to-date identification guide to the fishes likely to be encountered by New Zealand divers and fishers. Illustrated with over 275 superb colour photographs of live fish in their natural habitats, this book includes all of New Zealand’s common reef fishes, and also many of those that live in other habitats. Using the latest research, marine scientist Malcolm Francis also provides a wealth of other information about identifying features, geographical distribution, habitat and size for 221 species of fish. Other interesting biological features, such as feeding, growth, spawning and behaviour are also discussed. If you were to have one book on the abundant fish life found around our coasts, this is the one to own.
Shore fishes of Hawai’i.Artist/Author: Randall, John E.
First published in 1996, this new edition updates our knowledge of Hawaiian fishes and has been expanded to include 372 species. All are illustrated by the author’s 475 superb colour photographs. The most important characteristics to identify a fish are given as well as the size attained and its distribution. Each species account begins with the American common name, followed by the Hawaiian name (when known), and the scientific name. Because it is necessary to use some scientific terminology when giving the principal diagnostic characteristics of families or species of fishes and what they eat, a handy glossary appears at the back of the book.
Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific: New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands.Artist/Author: Randall, John E.
A comprehensive guide to reef and shore fishes found in the South Pacific. It covers the inshore fish fauna of New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands, the Southern Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), Tuvalu, Fiji, the Wallis Islands, Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa, the Tokelau Islands, the Phoenix Islands, the Cook Islands, the Austral Islands, Rapa, the Society Islands, the Tuamoto Archipelago, the Marquesas Islands and the Pitcairn Islands. It contains nearly 1500 species of fishes illustrated with more than 2000 colour photographs.
The rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific.Artist/Author: Love, Milton S. et al.
From sleek shortbelly rockfish that resemble mackerels to heavy-bodied cowcod, the rockfishes display a bewildering array of shapes, sizes and colors. Some of most important marine fishes on the Pacific Coast of the United States, rockfishes often comprise more than 90% of all fishes living on a rocky outcrop. Yet intense fishing and changing ocean conditions have sharply reduced the numbers of many species. Populations of some species are below 10% of their unfished levels. The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific is the most comprehensive book ever written on this marvelously diverse group of fishes.
Salmon country: a history of the Pacific salmon.Artist/Author: Busch, Robert.
Chronicles the demise of the North American Salmon Industry.