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Richard Ellis
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Richard Ellis is the author of more than a dozen books. He is also a celebrated marine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He has written and illustrated articles for numerous magazines, including Audobon, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. He lives in New York City.

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Encyclopedia of the Sea

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 17, 2000
Price: $35.00

Richard Ellis--who is also recognized as America's foremost painter of marine subjects--gives us a masterful synthesis of years of investigation and tens of thousands of disparate sources. The result is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated, and highly readable reference on almost everything that is known about the sea.

Ellis's research has taken... Read more >

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Imagining Atlantis

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 1999
Price: $14.00

Ever since Plato created the legend of the lost island of Atlantis, it has maintained a uniquely strong grip on the human imagination. For two and a half millennia, the story of the city and its catastrophic downfall has inspired people--from Francis Bacon to Jules Verne to Jacques Cousteau--to speculate on... Read more >
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Imagining Atlantis

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $9.99

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On Thin Ice
The Changing World of the Polar Bear
Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $18.95

Polar bears–fierce and majestic–have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. But as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integrity, the polar bear has also come to... Read more >
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On Thin Ice

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Tuna
A Love Story
Written by Richard Ellis


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 15, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Tuna
Love, Death, and Mercury
Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $18.00

Famed marine researcher and illustrator Richard Ellis brings us a work of scientific achievement that will forever change the way we think about fish, fishing, and the dangers inherent in the seafood we eat.

The bluefin tuna is one of the world's biggest, fastest, and most highly evolved marine animals, as... Read more >
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