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Featured Books—February 2014 Issue

Our Indian River Lagoon

By Treasure Coast Newspapers
Hardcover. 128 pp. Pediment Publishing. $44.95

Throughout the past 60 years, Treasure Coast Newspapers have shared stories about the Indian River Lagoon, enlightening its audience about the region. The Indian River Lagoon brings together the Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties. Many plant and animal species that call the lagoon home are either threatened or endangered. This hardcover book uses full-color photography to chronicle the beauty and intrigue of the Indian River Lagoon.

The Supercarriers: The Forrestal And Kitty Hawk Class

By Andrew Faltum
Hardcover. 288 pp. Naval Institute Press. $30.37

With comprehensive drawings, maps and photos, “The Supercarriers” provides a historical overview of Forrestal- and Kitty Hawk-class supercarriers. More than 100 illustrations and maps depict the Mediterranean, Middle East, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Western Pacific and Vietnam. All Forrestal-class follow-on ships, which are a similar design, are covered by the text. The Saratoga and the Constellation are illustrated as examples of the two types of ships, with scenes of the starboard profiles, as well as overhead views. The book will interest all audiences, because of its nontechnical language.

The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets Of the World, 16th Edition:
Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems

By Eric Wertheim
Hardcover. 1,008 pp. Naval Institute Press. $182.10

Recognized as a one of the top single-volume references, “The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World” offers current data that pertains to the coast guards and navies of more than 170 countries and territories. The book includes various indexes to make it easy for the reader to compare fleets and ships. An extended chapter covering updates to the Chinese Navy is incorporated into this most recent edition. Going beyond an encyclopedia, the book details strengths of naval forces and covers maritime radar and sonar.

The Shipping Industry, Ocean Governance
And Environmental Law in the Paradigm Shift:
In Search of a Pragmatic Balance for the Arctic

By Tafsir Johansson and Patrick Donner
Paperback. 127 pp. Springer. $46.86

Geographical issues and stakeholder claims that persist in the Arctic are examined in this book. Various theories are outlined regarding parties to which the shipping industry may be accountable. A corporate social responsibility analysis balances commercialization with ocean governance. The book considers hard and soft law and suggests an Arctic legal regime, which would incorporate a hierarchy determined by reasoning, according to the publisher.

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