Collection

BOOK 551: KID’S SEA LIBRARY
SANDRA DUNBAR
SEA SONGS

Poems and facts about 11 sea animals: dolphins, sea turtles, humpback whales, octopuses, blue fin tuna, flying fish, crabs, jellyfish, sea stars, leafy sea dragons, and sharks.

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Donated by Seacloud Publishing.

BOOK 550: KID’S SEA LIBRARY
MONIKA VAICENAVIČIENE
KAS IR UPE?

Upes izšuj pasauli raibu raibiem rakstiem, sadiedz stāstus un notikumus, savieno vietas, laikus un cilvēkus. To straume var mūs aizgādāt uz tālām vietām, sapulcēt kopā un atspirdzināt. Upes nomierina, biedē, iedvesmo, neļauj aizmirst.

AIZŅEMIES

Nopirkta, pateicoties pārdotai austai grāmatzīmei.

BOOK 549 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
MONIKA VAICENAVIČIENE
WHAT IS A RIVER?

Book follows a child and her grandma as they look for answers to a question – what is a river? In their imaginary expedition, they discover rivers flowing in the sky; meet pilgrims, magical shape-shifting river dolphins; fish and bathe; and explore.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 548
S.K. PERRY
LET ME BE LIKE WATER

She thought moving to a beautiful seaside town like Brighton would help her overcome her grief. But it tuned out she was going to need a retired magician to help her with that. A beautifully poignant and poetic debut about love, loss, friendship, and ultimately, starting over.

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Donated by S. K. Perry.

BOOK 547: KID’S SEA LIBRARY
HELEN SCALES, LISK FENG
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

With nearly 400,000 square kilometers of dazzling colour, intricate ecosystems and unique creatures – The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders of our world. Vibrant, dynamic artwork and engaging text illuminate this enchanting place, its animal inhabitants and the people who have embraced it as a centerpiece of their cultures.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 546
NEAL ASCHERSON
BLACK SEA. COASTS AND CONQUESTS: FROM PERICLES TO PUTIN

This is a story of Greeks, Scythians, Samatians, Huns, Goths, Turks, Russians, Ukrainians and Poles. This is the sea where Europe ended. It is the place where ‘barbarism’ was born.

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Donated by Lior Locher.

BOOK 545
HELEN SCALES
THE BRILLIANT ABYSS: TRUE TALES OF EXPLORING THE DEEP SEA, DISCOVERING HIDDEN LIFE AND SELLING THE SEABED

The story of humanity’s relationship with the deep sea – how we imagine, explore and exploit it. Everyone and every living thing needs the deep.

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Donated by Helen Scales.

BOOK 544
TRISTAN GOOLEY
HOW TO READ WATER: CLUES & PATTERNS FROM PUDDLES TO THE SEA

A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world. Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns. 

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Donated by Lior Locher.

BOOK 543
STEPHEN RUTT
THE ETERNAL SEASON: GHOSTS OF SUMMERS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Both a celebration of summer and a warning of the unravelling of this beautiful web of abundant life. This is a book that sings with love and careful observation, with an eye on all that we might lose but also save.

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Donated by Elliott & Thompson.

BOOK 542
CAL FLYN
ISLANDS OF ABANDONMENT: LIFE IN THE POST-HUMAN LANDSCAPE

A book about abandoned places: ghost towns and exclusion zones, no man’s lands and post-industrial hinterlands – and what happens when nature is allowed to reclaim its place.

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Donated by Iain Rousham.

BOOK 541
MICHAEL BLENCOWE
GONE: A SEARCH FOR WHAT REMAINS OF THE WORLD’S EXTINCT CREATURES

Inspired by his childhood obsession with extinct species, Blencowe takes us around the globe – from the forests of New Zealand to the ferries of Finland, from the urban sprawl of San Francisco to an inflatable crocodile on Brighton’s Widewater Lagoon.  

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Donated by Leaping Hare Press.

BOOK 540
ALBERTO CORETTI
NOTEBOOK FOR SEAFARERS

Not a book. A notebook, a stream of thoughts, emotions, quotations from the great works of sea fiction, black and white photos of young sailors on board, all to tell us how the sea affects people’s lives and changes their perspective, even in the most ordinary aspects of life.

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Donated by Sirene.

BOOK 539
CYRUS LARCOMBE MOORE
DAISY TREW
UNPUNCHED

Eleven of the poems in this beautiful book feature albatross, but there are also rock-pools, a house of tides and more words about birds. Created throughout 2020, in a small miners’ cottage on the edge of the moor, this book of glimpses is written by a 21-year-old poet.

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Ordered for free from Cyrus Larcombe Moore.

BOOK 538
ROB COWEN, NICK HAYES
THE HEEDING

The world changed in 2020. Across four seasons and 35 luminous poems and illustrations, Rob Cowen and Nick Hayes lead us on a journey that takes its markers and signs from nature and a world filled with fear and pain but beauty and wonder too. Collecting birds, animals, trees and people together, The Heeding is a profound meditation to a time no-one will forget.

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Donated by Elliott & Thompson.

BOOK 537 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
KYO MACLEAR
RASHIN KHEIRIYEH
STORY BOAT

When you have to leave behind almost everything you know, where can you call home? Sometimes home is simply where we are: here. A imaginative, lyrical, unforgettable picture book about the migrant experience through a child’s eyes.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 536
ED. BY KATHARINE NORBURY
WOMEN ON NATURE

For the very first time, this landmark anthology collects together the work of women, over the centuries and up to the present day, who have written about the natural world in the British Isles. Alongside the traditional forms of the travelogue, the walking guide, books on birds, plants, animals, this book also embraces alternative modes of seeing and recording.

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Sent as a gift for Unbound supporter.

BOOK 535 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
EINATA CARFATI
VARĒJA BŪT TRAKĀK

Diviem jūrniekiem palaimējas izglābties pēc kuģa avārijas. Albertīni ir pilnīgi satriekts: aumaļām gāž lietus, pēc tam virs galvas parādās caurejas mocīts lidojošu zivju bars, pie apvāršņa – spoku kuģis ar pirātiem, un tad vēl valis, kura elpa neganti smird pēc tunča sviestmaizēm… Taču Džordžs līksmi spēlē mutes ermoņikas un ikreiz mierina draugu, ka varēja būt trakāk.

AIZŅEMIES

Nopirkta, pateicoties pārdotai austai grāmatzīmei.

BOOK 534
JEAN RHYS
WIDE SARGASSO SEA

A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys’s great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean, published for the novel’s fiftieth anniversary.

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Bought by Sea Library.

BOOK 533
JEAN RHYS
WIDE SARGASSO SEA

This masterpiece was inspired by Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre”, and is set in the lush landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into a colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who falls in love with her. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her, and Antoinette is driven towards madness.

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Bought by Sea Library.

BOOK 532 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
CHARLES KINGSLEY
HAROLD JONES
THE WATER BABIES

Tom, a poor orphan, is employed by a villainous chimney-sweep. While engaged in his task, Tom loses into the bedroom of a girl, who mistakes him for a thief. He runs away, and slips into a cooling stream, falls fast asleep, and becomes a water baby. In this new life, he meets all sorts of aquatic creatures, including an old lobster and other water babies. After a long quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere Tom achieves his heart’s desire.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 531 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
HEIDI TYLINE KING
EKUA HOLMES
SAVING AMERICAN BEACH

This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 530
CHARLES DICKENS
DAVID COPPERFIELD

This novel draws most closely from Charles Dickens’s own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains, vivid characters you never quite forget.

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Stolen from my grandma’s library.

BOOK 529 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
ŽILS VERNS
20 000 LJĒ PA JŪRAS DZELMI

Londonā nerimstas runas par neredzētu jūras nezvēru, kurš taranē kuģus. Profesors Aronā uzskata, ka tas ir milzu narvalis, un kāpj uz kuģa klāja, lai to atrastu. Tobrīd viņiem nav ne jausmas, kas patiesībā slēpjas okeāna dzīlēs. Drīz vien trīs biedri sastop kapteini Nemo un piespiedu kārtā kļūst par zemūdens pasaules apceļotājiem.

AIZŅEMIES

Dāvana no Ingunas Hausmanes ģimenes.

BOOK 528 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
KAREN SWANN
PADMACANDRA
THE TALE OF THE WHALE

This beautiful tale of friendship between a child and a whale invites us to consider our responsibilities towards the environment and makes a direct plea to end plastic pollution.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 527
JOHN STEINBECK
THE LOG FROM THE SEA OF CORTEZ

Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion in memory of his friend. This day-by-day account is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and adventure.

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Donated by Lewis Buzbee with a very special gift.

BOOK 526
SAM J. CARLSEN
SKETCHES OF MY LIFE AT SEA

Once upon a sea Sam J. Carlsen survived a shipwreck – two actually. One happened in 1888 in the Atlantic on their way to Buenos Aires. Sam was a 17-year-old junior sailor. This small and special book has a lot in it and was put together by Sam’s grandson from his late grandfather’s memoirs.

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Donated by Christopher Boddington.

BOOK 525 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
MARÍA GARCÍA ESPERON
AMANDA MIJANGOS
THE SEA-RINGED WORLD: SACRED STORIES OF THE AMERICAS

A collection of stories from nations and cultures across North and South Americas —the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it—from the Andes all the way up to Alaska. These Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The answers lay in their sacred stories.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 524
TOM CUNLIFFE
PILOT CUTTERS UNDER SAIL

The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the WW1 were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years. This book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels.

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Donated by Hugh Malcolm Carey.

BOOK 523 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
KRISTĪNE ULBERGA
KRISTIĀNA ZALMANE
KAIZIVS, KURŠ NEĒDA CILVĒKUS

Septiņas pasakas, kas stāsta par labsirdīgo Kaizivi, kurš, atšķirībā no brāļiem un māsām, atteicās paklausīt mammai un uzbrukt cilvēkiem, lai tos apēstu, ieved pasaulē, kurā ir vieta tādiem jēdzieniem kā pateicība un līdzjūtība, spējai saskatīt skaistumu un pārvarēt bailes un kurā vienmēr ir vieta labiem darbiem.

AIZŅEMIES

Nopirkta, pateicoties pārdotai austai grāmatzīmei.

BOOK 522 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
JULIA ROTHMAN
OCEAN ANATOMY: THE CURIOUS PARTS & PIECES OF THE WORLD UNDER THE SEA

Embark on an aquatic adventure in this gorgeous visual tour of the world’s oceans. Explore coral reefs, travel to the polar seas, and dive deep to meet the curious marine creatures that dwell fathoms below. Combining art and science, Julia Rothman’s delightful drawings examine the many fascinating aspects of life above and below the waves.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 521 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
MAILE MELOY
FELICITA SALA
THE OCTOPUS ESCAPES

The octopus is happy in his undersea cave until one day, a diver captures him and takes him to live in an aquarium. The humans give him food and tests that look like toys. But every day is the same, and the octopus soon tires of captive life. And so, under the cover of darkness, he makes his daring escape…

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 520
PHILIP HOARE
ALBERT & THE WHALE

An illuminating exploration of the intersection between life, art and the sea. In 1520, Albrecht Dürer, the most celebrated artist in Northern Europe, sailed to Zeeland to see a whale. A central figure of the Renaissance, no one had painted or drawn the world like him. But now he was in crisis. He had lost his patron, the Holy Roman Emperor. He was moorless and filled with wanderlust. In the shape of the whale, he saw his final ambition.

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Donated by Philip Hoare.

BOOK 519
RONALD BLYTHE
THE TIME BY THE SEA: ALDEBURGH 1955–1958

Ronald Blythe had originally come to the Suffolk coast as an aspiring young writer, but found himself drawn into Benjamin Britten’s, a central figure of 20th-century British music, circle. Part of him remained essentially solitary, alone in the landscape while surrounded by a stormy cultural sea. This memoir gathers up many early experiences, sights and sounds: with Britten he explored ancient churches; with the botanist Denis Garrett he took delight in the marvellous shingle beaches.

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Bought by Sea Library.

BOOK 518
MATT GAW
UNDER THE STARS: A JOURNEY INTO LIGHT

Artificial light is everywhere. Not only is it damaging to humans and to wildlife, disrupting our natural rhythms, but it obliterates the subtler lights that have guided us for millennia. Matt Gaw ventures forth into darkness to find out exactly what we’re missing: walking by the light of the moon in Suffolk, braving the darkest depths of Dartmoor, and, finally, rediscovering a sense of the sublime on the Isle of Coll. An inspirational call to reconnect with the nature, showing how we only need to step outside to find that, in darkness, the world lights up.

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Donated by Elliott & Thompson.

BOOK 517 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
KATE PUGSLEY
MERMAID DREAMS

Mermaids come in all shapes and sizes! In this sweet board book, a shy little girl goes on a magical underwater adventure filled with adorable mermaids, silly sea creatures, games with new friends and wonderful surprises.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 516
DARA MCANULTY
DIARY OF A YOUNG NATURALIST

From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it. This book chronicles the turning of a year in Dara’s Northern Ireland home patch. Beginning in spring, these diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are vivid, evocative, and moving.

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Donated by Little Toller.

BOOK 515
RICHARD J. KING
AHAB’S ROLLING SEA

A revelation for Moby-Dick devotees and neophytes alike, this book is a chronological journey through the natural history of Melville’s novel. From white whales to whale intelligence, giant squids, barnacles, albatross, and sharks, author examines what Melville knew from his own experiences and the sources available to a reader in the mid-1800s, exploring how and why Melville might have twisted what was known to serve his fiction.

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Bought by Sea Library.

BOOK 514 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
ANDREA ANTINORI
A BOOK ABOUT WHALES

Acting as a first book of whales, it teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 513
JĀNIS ARVĪDS PLAUDIS
NOGRIMUSĪ EIROPA

Grāmata par pagātni, kas turpinās šodien un gaidāma rīt. Par pilsētām un ciemiem, ko aprijis okeāns, nogremdējušas jūras un pārklājuši ezeri Eiropas kontinentā. Nirēji Vidusjūrā arvien no jauna dūņās atklāj mūrus un kolonnas. Jūs neklātienē piedalīsities nogrimušu civilizāciju meklējumos; iepazīsities ar Eiropas tautu teikām, nostāstiem, leģendām.

AIZŅEMIES

Donated by Marta Leimane.

BOOK 512
NANCY CAMPBELL
50 WORDS FOR SNOW

From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parks and desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings of fifty words for snow. Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snow crystals offers a whole world of myth and story.

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Donated by Elliott & Thompson.

BOOK 511 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
TALTAL LEVI
MEET ME BY THE SEA

When a spunky little girl finds that her parents are too busy to play, she decides to visit her favorite place on her own. The familiar path lightens her step and her heart. And along the way she discovers a wonderful surprise.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 510 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
JUVALS ZOMMERS
LIELĀ ŪDEŅU GRĀMATA

Kāpēc krabis skrien sāniski? Vai medūza ir no želejas? Kāpēc pingvīni nesasalst? Atver grāmatu un noskaidro atbildes uz šiem un daudziem citiem ūdens dzīļu jautājumiem vai spēlē paslēpes, meklējot īpašo zivtiņu. “Lielā ūdeņu grāmata” iznāca reizē ar angļu valodas izdevumu Lielbritānijā, tādēļ apgāda “Mansards” izdotais latviešu izdevums ir viens no pirmajiem pasaulē.

AIZŅEMIES

Dāvana no Zanes Iltneres.

BOOK 509
DEBORAH ROWAN WRIGHT
FUTURE SEA: HOW TO RESCUE AND PROTECT THE WORLD’S OCEANS

The world’s oceans face multiple threats: the effects of climate change, pollution, overfishing, plastic waste, and more. Such widespread environmental threats call for a simple but significant shift in reasoning to bring about long-overdue, elemental change in the way we use ocean resources. Ocean advocate and marine-policy researcher Deborah Rowan Wright provides the tools for that shift. 

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Donated by the University of Chicago Press.

BOOK 508
UMBERTO EKO
IEPRIEKŠĒJĀS DIENAS SALA

Jauns itāļu augstmanis ir vienīgais izdzīvojušais pēc kuģa katastrofas. Viļņi viņu aizskalo pie cita kuģa, kura apkalpe ir pazudusi un kurš noenkurots netālu no salas, kas paliek nesasniedzama, jo Roberto neprot peldēt. Varoņa iekšējie pārdzīvojumi norit uz baroka laikmeta zinātnes, metafizikas un kosmoloģijas ideju fona. 

AIZŅEMIES

Nopirkta Jūras bibliotēkai.

BOOK 507 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
MICHAEL MORPURGO
BENJI DAVIES
THE PUFFIN KEEPER

It was Benjamin’s job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It’s the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 506 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
MARK SOMMERSET, ROWAN
CORK ON THE OCEAN

This book first popped into author Mark Sommerset’s mind while he was tumbling around on a small boat in huge Pacific seas. He thinks the world sometimes makes more sense when you look at it upside down.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 505
STEVE MENTZ
OCEAN

The ocean comprises the largest object on our planet. Retelling human history from an oceanic rather than terrestrial point of view unsettles our relationship with the natural environment. From ancient stories of shipwrecked sailors to the containerized future of 21st-century commerce, this pocket-sized book splashes the histories we thought we knew into salty and unfamiliar places.

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Donated by Steve Mentz.

BOOK 504
KRISTOFS ONODIBIO
TICĒT BRĪNUMAINAJAM

Cēzars ir nolēmis darīt savai dzīvei galu. Taču pie durvīm piezvana jauna sieviete un izjauc viņa plānus. Kas ir šī noslēpumainā svešiniece? Kāpēc viņa tik ļoti interesējas par Cēzara antīko autoru bibliotēku? Romāns aizved no teroraktos ievainotās Parīzes līdz Spānijai un Itālijai, aicina baudīt Vidusjūras krāsas, garšas un smaržas, sajust antīkās kultūras šarmu. 

AIZŅEMIES

Dāvana no Ievas Iltneres.

BOOK 503
JULIA BAIRD
PHOSPHORESCENE: ON AWE, WONDER & THINGS THAT SUSTAIN YOU WHEN THE WORLD GOES DARK

This is a book about a bioluminescence sea, lantern sharks, vampire squid, and plenty of other luminous beings. About our own inner light and ability to experience awe and wonder when wandering in nature and swimming in the sea. A book about glowing and healing.

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Donated by Catherine Keenan.

BOOK 502 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
ELIZABETH SPIRES
EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY
KATE’S LIGHT

This beautifully illustrated book shares the exciting true story of Katherine Walker and her long, heroic career as one of the first woman lighthouse keepers on the Eastern Seaboard.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 501
SOPHIA NICOLOV
WHALE ENCOUNTERS

Accompanying a group exhibition “Here Be Whales”, this blue pamphlet is written by Sophia Nicolov and filled with women artists’ work about the most magnificent mammals. Sophia’s text explores whale strandings.

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Donated by Martha Cattell.

BOOK 500
NINA GEORGE
LAVANDU ISTABA

Uz sava skaisti atjaunotā kuģa Žans Pardū vada grāmatu veikalu vai, precīzāk sakot, “literāru aptieku”, jo viņam piemīt īpašas spējas dziedēt savu pircēju dvēseles sāpes.
Tikai pats sevi, šķiet, viņš nespēj dziedināt. Līdz šai vasarai, kas visu maina. Un Žans ar savu “grāmatu kuģi” dodas uz Provansu, meklējot savas pagātnes sievieti.

AIZŅEMIES

Dāvana no Daigas Cepītes-Frišfeldes ģimenes.

BOOK 499 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
MAJA SÄFSTRÖM
THE ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM OF AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS

Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can’t walk backward and bees never sleep? Many fascinating and surprising facts about the animal kingdom are illustrated with whimsical detail in this charming collection.

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Bought thanks to sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 498
JULIAN HOFFMAN
IRREPLACEABLE: THE FIGHT TO SAVE OUR WILD PLACES

Exploring treasured coral reefs and remote mountains, tropical jungle and ancient woodland, urban gardens and tallgrass prairie, Julian Hoffman traces the stories of threatened places around the globe through the voices of local communities and grassroots campaigners as well as professional ecologists and academics. 

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Donated by Penguin Books.

BOOK 497
DAVID ABULAFIA
THE BOUNDLESS SEA: A HUMAN HISTORY OF THE OCEANS

A magnificent new global history of the oceans and of humankind’s relationship with the sea. This is history of the grandest scale and scope, and from a bracingly different perspective – not, as in most global histories, from the land, but from the boundless seas.

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Donated by Iain Rousham.

BOOK 496
TONY HORWITZ
BLUE LATITUDES: BOLDLY GOING WHERE CAPTAIN COOK HAS GONE BEFORE

Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating, this book brings to life a man who helped create the global village we inhabit today. Author takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain Cook’s adventures. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook’s ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas.

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Bought by Sea Library.

BOOK 495
CHARLIE CONNELLY
THE CHANNEL

Here is a cast of extraordinary characters – geniuses, cheats, dreamers, charlatans, visionaries, eccentrics and at least one pair of naked, cuddling balloonists – whose stories are all united by the English Channel to ensure the sea that makes Britain an island will never be the same again.

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Donated by Charlie Connelly.

BOOK 494
VALDIS GRENKOVS
OKEĀNA SĀLS

Kļūt par jūrnieku bija bērnības sapnis. Pabeidzis Rīgas Kuģniecības skolu, jaunais Valdis Grenkovs strādāja par flotes kuģu mehāniķi. Jūrā viņš atdzejoja krievu dziesmas un rakstīja dzejoļus bērniem. Guvis atzinību, Grenkovs nolēma pamest jūru un pievērsties izdevējdarbībai un turpināt dzejot. Šī mazā grāmata apkopo autora jūras dzeju.

AIZŅEMIES

Dāvana no Ievas Iltnere.

BOOK 493
LAURA TRETHEWEY
THE IMPERILLED OCEAN

On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager wonders whether he will reach Europe alive. A young chef disappears from a cruise ship, leaving a mystery to solve. A water-squatting community battles eviction from a harbour, raising the question of who owns the water. As book unfolds, battles are fought, fortunes made, and lives are lost. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable.

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Donated by Laura Trethewey.

BOOK 492
LAMORNA ASH
DARK, SALT, CLEAR: LIFE IN A CORNISH FISHING TOWN

There is the Cornwall Lamorna Ash knew as a child – the idyllic, folklore-rich place where she spent her summer holidays. Then there is the Cornwall she discovers when, feeling increasingly dislocated in London, she moves to Newlyn, a fishing town near Land’s End. This Cornwall is messier and harder; it doesn’t seem like a place that would welcome strangers.

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Donated by Hugh Malcolm Carey.

BOOK 491 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
JIMMY BUFFETT
SAVANNAH JANE BUFFETT
THE JOLLY MON

On a remote Caribbean island called Bananaland, there lived a man named the Jolly Mon. His beautiful voice and enchanged guitar could lure fish from the ocean and spread happiness, but it couldn’t save him from treacherous pirates. For that, he found the loyalty and friendship of a very special dolphin.

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Donated by Thomas Philipp-Edmonds.

BOOK 490 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
DORIEN BROUWERS
SAIL

Out at sea anything can happen: whether trials or triumphs, there are infinite possibilities to explore once we leave the shore. And what lies under the water’s surface, in the darkest depths, can often lead to the most beautiful discoveries.

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Bought thanks to a sold woven bookmark.

BOOK 489
MOLLY AITKEN
THE ISLAND CHILD

Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and turf fires, where girls stayed in their homes until they became mothers themselves, the island was a gift for some, a prison for others.

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Donated by Molly Aitken.

BOOK 488
ANDY MARTIN
SURF, SWEAT AND TEARS

This is the true story of Ted, Viscount Deerhurst, the son of the Earl of Coventry and an American ballerina who dedicated his life to becoming a professional surfer. Surfing was a means of escape, from England, from the fraught charges of nobility, from family, and, often, from his own demons.

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Bought by Sea Library.

BOOK 487
SARAH HYMAS
MELT

Arctic ice, whale-boned corsets, black shells, moss and tidelines. This is a book of poems that float on pages, swim and drip. “Just as there is no one way to read the sea, there is no one way to read this book.”

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Donated by Sarah Hymas.

BOOK 486
LISA WOOLLETT
SEA JOURNAL

This beautifully illustrated book brings together a year’s wanderings along Britain’s shores with stories of their natural history, geology and evolution — from ancient myth to current science.

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Donated by Lisa Woollett.

BOOK 485 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
INESE PAKLONE
ALISE MEDIŅA
OKEĀNS UN TUKSNESIS

Grāmata aizvedīs lasītājus uz Čīli, ar kuras neparasto dabu un ģeogrāfiju iepazīstinās stāsta galvenie varoņi – mazā lama Atakama un pingvīnēns Humbolts Humbolts.

AIZŅEMIES

Dāvana no Katrīnas Ģelzes.

BOOK 484
DEIVIDS GIBINSS
ATLANTĪDA

Gadsimtiem ilgi cilvēkus valdzinājusi leģenda par Atlantīdu — teiksmaino salu, kuras iedzīvotāji sensenos laikos dzīvojuši pārticībā un harmonijā un kura it kā reiz pēkšņi pazudusi zem jūras viļņiem, neatstājot ne mazako liecību par sevi. Kādā dienā zemūdens arheologam Džekam Hovardam uzsmaida veiksme. Pētīdams senu kuģa vraku Vidusjūrā, viņš kopā ar biedriem atrod kaut ko tādu, kas varētu izrādīties atslēga uz pazudušās civilizācijas atrašanās vietu.

AIZŅEMIES

Dāvana no Edgara un Jūlijas Zagorskiem.

BOOK 483
BARRY LOPEZ
HORIZON

Throughout his journeys – to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on Earth – and via friendships he forges along the way with scientists, archaeologists, artists, and local residents, Barry Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.

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Donated by Barry Lopez.

BOOK 482
JENNE KAIVO
POEMS MOSTLY OF THE SEA

The poems only begin in the sea. They travel from the depths, to the shore, and too early to the city, where everything breaks down. From the decay of the city, they reform, and find a healthy balance between human and nature, life and death, sea.

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Donated by Jenne Kaivo.

BOOK 481
CHARLIE CONNELLY
THE CHANNEL

Here is a cast of extraordinary characters – geniuses, cheats, dreamers, charlatans, visionaries, eccentrics and at least one pair of naked, cuddling balloonists – whose stories are all united by the English Channel to ensure the sea that makes Britain an island will never be the same again.

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