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Dive Deep Into Our New Science Books

With scientists discovering around 2,000 new marine species every year, the science world is ripe with new knowledge about our oceans. Even so, they still hold so many unanswered mysteries — from strange bioluminescent creatures, to the ocean itself and the impact it has on the rest of the world.

In these new science books we can start to illuminate the unknown. We can follow ocean-obsessed individuals like Al Anderson in Kings of Their Own Ocean: Tuna, Obsession, and the Future of Our Seas (Al tagged and tracked over 60,000 fish), or we can go on adventures all around the world with Kennedy Warne in Soundings: Diving for Stories in the Beckoning Sea. We can also learn how to look after our world — either by looking back to ancient times in Against the Seas: Saving Civilizations from Rising Waters, or by learning about how the ocean works in Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes our World. Have a browse!

The underworld : journeys to the depths of the ocean / Casey, Susan
“From New York Times bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets. The Underworld is Susan Casey’s most beautiful and thrilling book yet, a gorgeous evocation of the natural world and a powerful call to arms.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Kings of their own ocean : tuna, obsession, and the future of our seas / Pinchin, Karen
“Over his fishing career, Al marked more than sixty thousand fish with plastic tags. His quest landed him in the crossfire of an ongoing fight between a booming bluefin tuna industry and desperate conservation efforts. Kings of Their Own Ocean is an urgent investigation that combines science, business, crime, and environmental justice.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Soundings : diving for stories in the beckoning sea / Warne, K. P | eBook Availablefor Soundings : diving for stories in the beckoning sea
“Perhaps the closest a human being comes to visiting another planet is to descend into the sea. In Soundings, Kennedy Warne connects his lifelong exploration of the underwater world with a global story of humanity’s relationship with the sea. From a myriad underwater encounters a wider conversation emerges about human engagement with the sea.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The Bathysphere book : effects of the luminous ocean depths / Fox, Brad
“In writing about this first encounter with the unknown depths, Fox dramatizes new visions of our planetary home — and shares tales of the colorful characters who surrounded, supported, and participated in the dives. Brad Fox blurs the line between poetry and research, unearthing and rendering a visionary meeting with the unknown.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Blue machine : how the ocean shapes our world / Czerski, Helen
“Earth is home to a huge story that is rarely told – that of our ocean. Not the fish or the dolphins, but the massive ocean engine itself – what it does, why it works, and the many ways it has influenced animals, weather and human history & culture. Helen Czerski captures the magnitude and subtlety of Earth’s defining feature, showing us the thrilling extent to which we are at the mercy of this great engine.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Big Meg : the story of the largest and most mysterious predator that ever lived / Flannery, Tim F.
Big Meg charts the evolution of megalodon, its super-predator status for about fifteen million years and its decline and extinction. It contains stories of the scientist and amateur fossil hunters who have scoured the seas, and land, for fossil remains, drawn to the beauty and mystique of the great shark. This enthralling story is a piece of the great natural history of our planet.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Against the seas : saving civilizations from rising waters / Soderstrom, Mary | eBook Available for Against the seas | Audiobook Available for Against the seas
“What can we learn about coping with rising sea levels from ancient times? The scenario we are facing is scary: within a few decades, sea levels around the world may well rise by a metre or more as glaciers and ice caps melt due to climate change. What happened in the past and what is being tried today may help us in the future, and, if nothing else, give us hope that we will survive.” (Adapted from Catalogue)