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Dive in and cool off with these titles that take you from the Great Lakes to the depths of the oceans!

The Wave

Susan Casey

Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride dangerously large waves and

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Saving Arcadia

Heather Shumaker

Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes is a suspenseful and intimate land conservation adventure story set in the Great Lakes heartland. The story spans more than forty years, following the fate of a magnificent sand

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Lighthouses of the Great Lakes

Daniel E. Dempster, Todd R. Berger

From Gibraltar Point Light to the Mistaken Lighthouse of Michigan Island, this pictorial takes readers on a historical tour of the 312 lighthouses of the Great Lakes. 125 photos, some in color.

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The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

Greg King, Penny Wilson

In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner, including never-before-seen photos of the wreck today. In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous

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The Joy Of Water

Abigail Blasi

Cannonball into a refreshing pool, relax in natural hot springs, experience the excitement of open water, and feel the sea breeze on your face - the allure of waves and experiences in water are at the heart of The Joy of Water. Featuring personal sto

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In the Heart of the Sea

Nathaniel Philbrick

From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is

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Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History

Ian Graham

"A visual history of economic development in fifty ships, starting from the earliest known record, Pharaoh Khufu's solar barge (roughly 5000 years ago), to MS Allure of the Seas, the biggest passenger ship ever built (longer than the Eiffel

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Blue Planet II

James Honeyborne, Mark Brownlow

Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accom

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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Eric Jay Dolin

With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Explorat

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Alien Deep

National Geographic

A five-part series on deep sea exploration from the people at National Geographic. Using cutting-edge tools and technologies, Dr. Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, travels to the most remote parts of the world's oceans, revealing new speci

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100 Dives of a Lifetime

Carrie Miller, Brian Skerry

Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike. From diving with manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii, and swimming with ham

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