Lost World

The Marine Realm of Aldabra & the Seychelles

Author: Thomas P. Peschak

Publisher: John Beaufoy Pub

ISBN: 9780620441612

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 6504


Travel & holiday guides.

Marine Mammals of the World

A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124095925

Category: Science

Page: 616

View: 2701


This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new illustrations Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals Includes a detailed list of sources for more information Contains updated taxonomy including four new species

China Marine

An Infantryman's Life After World War II

Author: E. B. Sledge,Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195167767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

View: 646


Originally published: Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c2002.

Marine World

The Great Barrier Reef

Author: Margit Elizabeth McGuire

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coral reef biology

Page: 25

View: 3680


Talks about the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef.

Suddenly We Didn't Want to Die

Memoirs of a World War I Marine

Author: Elton Mackin

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307547620

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7788


Mackin's memoirs are a haunting portrayal of war in the tradition of All Quiet on the Western Front.

Thieves of Baghdad

One Marine's Passion to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures

Author: Matthew Bogdanos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596919846

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4868


Thieves of Baghdad is a riveting account of Colonel Matthew Bogdanos and his team's extraordinary efforts to recover over 5,000 priceless antiquities stolen from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad. A mixture of police procedural, treasure hunt, war-time thriller, and cold-eyed assessment of the international black market in stolen art, Thieves of Baghdad also explores the soul of a truly remarkable man: a soldier, a father, and a passionate, dedicated scholar.

Marine Flatworms

The World of Polyclads

Author: Leslie J. Newman,Lester Robert Glen Cannon


ISBN: 0643068295

Category: Nature

Page: 97

View: 5111


Marine Flatworms provides a fascinating introduction to the intriguing world of polyclad flatworms, a group of large, free-living marine Platyhelminthes, which are found throughout the world but are most colorful in tropical waters. Although not related to molluscs, they are often mistaken for sea slugs because of their brilliant color patterns. Written in an accessible style by two leading experts in the field, this book explores flatworms’ unusual structure, feeding habits, their curious reproductive behaviour (including "penis fencing"), their mimicry and toxicology. With a foreword by Professor Reinhardt Kristensen of the Copenhagen Zoological Museum, Marine Flatworms is the first comprehensive guide to polyclad families and genera. It contains more than 300 colour photographs from every part of the world

Newburyport Marine in World War I, A: The Life and Legacy of Eben Bradbury

Author: Bethany Groff Dorau

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467139424

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2980


Eben "Bunny" Bradbury, son of two historic Newburyport families, joined the United States Marine Corps just days after the declaration of war in April 1917. Everyone in the city knew him, and his his sudden death a year later in at the Battle of Belleau Wood in France was commemorated with a public monument. Ninety-seven years later, a chance encounter brought a local historian and distant cousin to ask about his monument, leading to the discovery of intimate letters, personal diaries, photographs and military records, held by people across the world who had not forgotten Eben. Author Bethany Groff Dorau reveals a story that goes beyond a tragic battlefield death and uncovers a rich and complex American family, rooted deeply in a truly American city.

Patriots and Heroes

Author: Gerald Reminick

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 298

View: 2362


World War II could not have been won without them. The Merchant Marine sailed into battle zones from Guadalcanal to Normandy; Murmansk to Okinawa carrying troops and ammo, food and jeeps, medicines and bullets for the Army, the Navy and our Allies.

Inside Marine One

Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World’s Most Amazing Helicopter

Author: Col. Ray L'Heureux,Lee Kelley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466837756

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 419


Col. Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux always dreamed of bring a pilot. Growing up, he built airplane models and dreamed about soaring over the earth. When he was twelve, his mom treated him to a flying lesson at the local airfield. Taken on a short flight by an instructor and allowed to operate the controls for part of the flight, he was hooked forever. It wasn't until he was running low on college funds and saw a recruiter at his college that he joined the Marines and began the journey towards his dream from Parris Island to Bravo Company and, then, officer training school. One day at an airfield when President Reagan landed on this way to a fundraiser, Frenchy's life changed forever when encountered HMX1, the squadron that flies the President in Marine One. When he saw the white-topped Sea King and White Hawk helicopters, he was determined to become part of that elite group. Inside Marine One is Col. L'Heureux's inspiring story of a young man who dreamed of flying, trained, studied and worked hard to become the pilot who ended up serving four US Presidents - George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It's also a personal guided tour inside the world's most famous helicopter by a man who knows that flying machine better than any other. Inside Marine One is a great American success story of a young boy who dreamed big, worked hard and finally flew the President of the United States as his number one passenger.

The Beauty of the Beasts

Tales of Hollywood's Wild Animal Stars

Author: Ralph Helfer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497612403

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 7558


A trainer shares true stories of famous lion, orangutan, and other animal actors that “will hold readers enthralled” (School Library Journal). They are major stars who do not speak a word onscreen, yet are world famous for their compelling performances. Who are they? The animal stars of the big screen, of course! In The Beauty of the Beasts, Ralph Helfer shares with the reader his love of animals and his work with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars: Clarence the Cross‐Eyed Lion, Gentle Ben, the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull, Clint Eastwood’s orangutan sidekick Clyde, and many more. Helfer shares his philosophy on training these beautiful beasts to do amazing feats and maximize their acting potential without coercion. Join Ralph Helfer in his exploration of animal acting and read of his masterful use of TLC to work with these phenomenal, non‐human actors.

Marine Ecology in a Changing World

Author: Andrés Hugo Arias,María Clara Menendez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466590076

Category: Nature

Page: 270

View: 1584


With contributions from an impressive group of Argentinean and German oceanographers, this book examines classical ecological issues relating to marine ecosystems in the context of climate change. It paints a picture of marine ecology at the crossroads of global warming. The book examines the fundamentals of marine ecology: ecosystem stability, water quality, and biodiversity in the context of the changes taking place globally. It then reviews the major marine ecosystems in the same context, from the primary producers to the big marine mammals. The chapters cover primary consumers level, benthic communities, seaweeds assemblages and wetlands ecology, fisheries, and seabirds.