November 2021: Underwater Worlds

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Sink below the waves with these books that highlight the nature, beauty, and terror of being underwater! 


Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Description: "Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
James Honeyborne, Mark Brownlow, David Attenborough, publisher British Broadcasting Corporation
Description: Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviors, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II looks at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. Each chapter brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise--how they were able to capture these stories on film, and what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.--From publisher's description.
Call Number: 578.77 Hon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Joe W Haldeman
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Kat Falls
Description: When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.
Call Number: J FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill
Description: "It's time for the annual pond sports fair. Dewdrop the axolotl can't wait to cheer on his friends. But as the big day gets closer and his friends get nervous, will he be able to remind them that doing their best is the most important part?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E ONe
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Catherine D. Hughes
Description: Introduces several of the ocean's species, provides profiles of creatures, from dolphins and sharks to sea otters and penguins, while sharing facts about their characteristics, diets, and habitats
Call Number: J 551.46 Hug
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Call Number: 818 Lin 2005
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
David Stewart, David Antram, David Salariya
Description: "As a killer whale, also known as an orca, you are a very social animal, living together with other killer whales in family groups that exhibit complex behaviors. Being a killer whale can be difficult and challenging: You have to hunt for food, raise your young, and keep track of your family" -- back cover.
Call Number: J 599.536 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Kevin Sherry
Description: A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Gary Gianni, Jim Keegan, Ruth (Comic book writer) Keegan, Jules Verne, H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Call Number: FIC Gia
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Danielle (Novelist) Paige, Stephen (Comic book artist) Byrne
Description: "Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king, but Mera is destined to wear a different crown. When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry--the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Pai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Tammi Sauer, Michael H. Slack
Description: With a lot of support and encouragement from his minnow friend, Nugget, Fang the shark makes it through his first day at Mini Minnows Elementary.
Call Number: E Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Michael Crichton, Scott Brick
Description: The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
David Brin, George K Wilson
Description: When Streaker -- the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins -- discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement. Trapped on a hostile planet while six alien fleets battle to decide their fate, Streaker's crew seeks some way to escape and return to Earth.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Kate Klimo, John Shroades
Description: Jesse and Daisy and their dragon friend, Emmy, try to recover a Thunder Egg from merpeople who stole it from Daisy near the Inn of the Barking Seal, where the cousins are visiting their grandmother Polly.
Call Number: J FIC Kli
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Dan Yaccarino
Description: Examines the life and accomplishments of the French oceanographer, and describes his work studying and filming the undersea world.
Call Number: JB Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist
Description: Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.
Call Number: J FIC Sni
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Ian Urbina
Description: The wildest and least understood frontiers on our planet are the world's oceans. Too big to police, and with no clear international authority, the oceans have become the setting for rampant criminality--from human trafficking and slavery to environmental crimes and piracy. Ian Urbina gives us an account of the several years he spent exploring and investigating the high seas, the industries that make use of it, and the people who make their--often criminal--living on it. He traveled on fishing boats and freighters, visited port towns and hidden outposts. He witnessed both environmental vigilantes and transgressors in action, and faced a near-mutiny aboard a police ship. He describes pursuing employment agencies and shipowners to hold them accountable for labor abuses, and traveling with a maritime repo man. This is both an adventure story and an exposé of some of the most disturbing realities that lie behind fishing, shipping, and, by turn, the entire global economy.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 639.2 Urb
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
China Miéville
Call Number: FIC Mie
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Rachel Carson
Call Number: 551.46 Car 1989
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Jeff Goodell
Description: What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution--no barriers to erect or walls to build--that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. This is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 551.458 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Bradford Matsen
Call Number: 910.452 Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Alexandra Christo
Description: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. Hearts are power, and with the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. When a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own, the Sea Queen transforms Lira a human as punishment. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. Hunting sirens is Prince Elian's calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--but can he trust her?-- Adapted from dust jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Seth Casteel
Call Number: 779.32 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Bonnie Tsui
Description: "Bonnie Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 797.21 Tsu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
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Atlantia : A Novel
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
YA FIC Con
Startide Rising
David Brin, George K Wilson
FIC Bri
Blue Planet Ii : A New World Of Hidden Depths
James Honeyborne, Mark Brownlow, David Attenborough, publisher British Broadcasting Corporation
578.77 Hon
The Dragon In The Sea
Kate Klimo, John Shroades
J FIC Kli
Camouflage
Joe W Haldeman
FIC Hal
The Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques Cousteau
Dan Yaccarino
JB Cou
Dark Life
Kat Falls
J FIC Fal
The Grim Grotto
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist
J FIC Sni
Dewdrop
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill
E ONe
The Outlaw Ocean : Journeys Across The Last Untamed Frontier
Ian Urbina
639.2 Urb
First Big Book Of The Ocean
Catherine D. Hughes
J 551.46 Hug
The Scar
China Miéville
FIC Mie
Gift From The Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
818 Lin 2005
The Sea Around Us
Rachel Carson
551.46 Car 1989
How Would You Survive As A Killer Whale?
David Stewart, David Antram, David Salariya
J 599.536 Ste
The Water Will Come : Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, And The Remaking Of The Civilized World
Jeff Goodell
551.458 Goo
I'm The Biggest Thing In The Ocean
Kevin Sherry
E She
Titanic's Last Secrets : The Further Adventures Of Shadow Divers John Chatterton And Richie Kohler
Bradford Matsen
910.452 Mat
Jules Verne's Twenty-thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Gary Gianni, Jim Keegan, Ruth (Comic book writer) Keegan, Jules Verne, H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
FIC Gia
To Kill A Kingdom
Alexandra Christo
YA FIC Chr
Mera : Tidebreaker
Danielle (Novelist) Paige, Stephen (Comic book artist) Byrne
YA FIC Pai
Underwater Dogs
Seth Casteel
779.32 Cas
Nugget And Fang Go To School
Tammi Sauer, Michael H. Slack
E Sau
Why We Swim
Bonnie Tsui
797.21 Tsu
Sphere
Michael Crichton, Scott Brick
FIC Cri