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Whale Fishery of New England (maritime history book)

'Whale Fishery of New England' is a detailed account of the rise and fall of whaling in the storied New England region of the United States. Published in 1915, this slim volume includes some interesting anecdotes and is illustrated with rare prints. It is a compelling read for all who are interested in American maritime history and whaling. (9.2 MiB, PDF, 66 pages including covers) See also 'The sailing ships of New England, 1607-1907' by John Robinson.


 1 file(s)  6 downloadsCategory: Maritime History and Culture, The Ocean & Marine LifeDownload

Whales and Whaling

This illustrated monograph has a wealth of information about whales and whaling with focus on Japan. Particularly interesting are the sections on Japan's whale research in the Atlantic and Western North Pacific and whales in Japanese food culture . This document is courtesy of the Japan Fisheries Agency and The Institute of Cetacean Research. (4.8 MiB, PDF, 26 pages)  


 1 file(s)  11 downloadsCategory: The Ocean & Marine LifeDownload

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an important key to understanding present-day disputes in the South China Sea and other maritime areas. In force since 16th November 1994, UNCLOS sets out the rights and responsibilities of nations with regard to their use of the world's oceans. (957.3 KiB, PDF, 202 pages)


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Seashells: The Plainness and Beauty of Their Mathematical Description by Jorge Picado

This short paper takes a look at the mysterious beauty of seashells using a simple mathematical model. It was written by Jorge Picado, mathematics professor at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. According to Picado, "one might at frst tend to think that the growth of plants and animals, because of their elaborate forms, are ruled by highly complex laws.. However, this is surprisingly not always true: many aspects of the growth of plants and animals may be described by remarkably simple mathematical laws. An obvious example of this are the seashells and snails..." (1.6 MiB, PDF, 18 pages)


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Sea-Fever by John Masefield (song version of the poem in MP3)

Listen to John Masefield's famous poem 'Sea-Fever' sung with piano accompaniment. The song was composed by English composer John Ireland (1879 – 1962) to the text of the poem. It was performed in 2016 by Peter Mellalieu at a house concert of the Auckland Lieder Group, Inc. This file is published on this website under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence .(3.3 MiB, MP3, 2:30 minutes) See also Jemma Blythe's oral reading of' 'Sea-Fever'.


 1 file(s)  216 downloadsCategory: Literary Works, The Ocean & Marine LifeDownload

The Youth Guide to the Ocean (1st Edition)

The Youth Guide to the Ocean is copiously illustrated and packed with essential information about the ocean and marine life. Although written and produced for young people, it is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the ocean. This guide is from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the copyright holder. (32.9 MiB, PDF, 262 pages)


 1 file(s)  39 downloadsCategory: The Ocean & Marine LifeDownload

Study of Shells: conchology and shell collecting

This 8-page brochure contains a wealth of information for shell collectors and others who just love shells. Amongst other things, it provides tips on protecting your shell collection. Enioy the wonderful photography, layout and design by Canadian graphics designer Jennifer Harder of The Ink Rag.  (File size: 4.1 MiB, PDF,  eight pages)


 1 file(s)  23 downloadsCategory: Photography, The Ocean & Marine LifeDownload

Shell Classification Using Family Plates

Marvel at 20 beautiful photographs of shells in this monograph published by Australia's Queensland Museum Network. The plates show common Queensland shells from 38 different families. Each one is accompanied by a brief description of the shell's distinctive characteristics and habitat. (File size: 2.9 MiB, PDF)  


 1 file(s)  43 downloadsCategory: Photography, The Ocean & Marine LifeDownload

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