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xlviii, 445 p. ; 20 cm.
Professor Aronnax sets out in search of a dangerous sea monster, only to learn that the monster is really Captain Nemo's powerful submarine.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01
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xxxvii, 624 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
In part, "Moby-Dick" is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, "Moby-Dick" is also a profound enquiry into character, faith and the nature of perception.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780143105954 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01
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xi, 305 p. ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / by Bill McKibben
  • The drive to explore
  • Personal risk
  • Public risk
  • Irreplaceable water, irreplaceable air
  • The Holy Scriptures and the environment
  • Saccage
  • Catch as catch can
  • Science and human values
  • The hot peace : nuclear weapons and nuclear energy
  • Life in a billion years
  • The miracle of life : the human, the orchid, and the octopus
  • Epilogue: An update since the writing of this book.
Explorer, diving pioneer, filmmaker, inventor, and activist, Jacques Cousteau was blessed from childhood with boundless curiosity about the natural world. As the leader of fascinating, often dangerous expeditions all over the planet, he discovered firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea--and watched the toll taken by human activity. In his last book, written over the last ten years of his life and finally available in the United States, Cousteau describes his philosophy about protecting our world for future generations. Weaving stories of his adventures throughout, he and collaborator Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world's oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith. Cousteau's lyrical, passionate call for action is even more relevant today than when this book was completed in 1996.--From publisher description.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01
Video
1 videodisc (56 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dr. Jim Leutze, North Carolina Governor Mike Easley and a group of twenty water quality and water management specialists and concerned citizens discuss the critical need to begin water conservation and protection of the water supply on local, regional, national and international levels.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-514-01, LAW-514-01, LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01
Book
xxix, 464 p. : maps ; 21 cm
  • Prologue: Pond's Bay, Baffin Island
  • Arktikos
  • Banks Island : Ovibos moschatus
  • Tornarssuk : Ursus maritimus
  • Lancaster Sound : Monodon monoceros
  • Migration : the corridors of breath
  • Ice and light
  • The country of the mind
  • The intent of monks
  • A northern passage
  • Epilogue: Saint Lawrence Island, Bering Sea.
This book is an account of the history, ecology, and mystique of the arctic region. The author offers a thorough examination of this obscure world, its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who have arrived on their icy shores. But what turns this marvelous work of natural history into a breathtaking study of profound originality is his unique meditation on how the landscape can shape our imagination, desires, and dreams. Its prose as hauntingly pure as the land it describes, and is nothing less than an indelible classic of modern literature.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01
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315 p., 16 p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
"The nightmarish events of the shipwreck are reported with real power." New York Times Book Review Adrift at sea, your food and water gone, you are slowly starving to death: what would you do to survive? On May 19, 1884, the yacht Mignonette set sail from Southampton, England, bound for Australia. Halfway through the voyage, the crew were beset by a monstrous storm off the coast of West Africa, and the Mignonette was sunk by a massive forty-foot wave. Cast adrift a thousand miles from landfall with no food or water and faced with almost certain death, the captain resorted to a grisly practice common among seamen of the time: the "custom of the sea." While the others watched, the captain killed the weakest of them, the cabin boy, and his body was eaten. In this riveting account of the ordeal of the crew and the sensational trial that followed, Hanson recreates the shocking events that held a nation spellbound. Drawing from newspaper accounts, personal letters, court proceedings, and first-person accounts, he has brilliantly told a tale rife with moral dilemmas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471399773 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01
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xvii, 458 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Northeast
  • Northwest
  • Far Pacific.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01

8. Silent spring [1962]

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x, 368 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-681I-01, LAW-681I-01