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Field Guide to the Tropical Fish of AustraliaArtist/Author: Rick Stuart-Smith, Graham Edgar, Andrew Green, Ian Shaw
Covering almost 1,100 species, often with multiple images for important life stages, this field guide represents the most comprehensive collection of the tropical fishes found on Australian reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Ningaloo Reef, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Many of the species covered are also found widely throughout the Indo- Pacific, from the Red Sea, up to Japan and across to French Polynesia, and travellers will also find this book handy, particularly for popular tropical South Pacific destinations. Authors Rick Stuart-Smith, Graham Edgar, Andrew Green and Ian Shaw have decades’ worth of collective experience studying and photographing reef fishes around the world.
Plankton: wonders of the drifting world.Artist/Author: Sardet, Christian.
Through hundreds of close-up photographs this book transports readers into the currents where jeweled chains hang next to phosphorescent chandeliers, spidery claws jut out from sinuous bodies, and gelatinous barrels protect microscopic hearts. The creatures’ vibrant colours pop against the black pages, allowing readers to examine every eye and follow every tentacle. Jellyfish, tadpoles, and bacteria all find a place in the book, representing the broad scope of organisms dependent on drifting currents. Christian Sardet’s enlightening text explains the biological underpinnings of each species while connecting them to the larger living world.
He begins with plankton’s origins and history, then dives into each group, covering ctenophores and cnidarians, crustaceans and mollusks, and worms and tadpoles. He also demonstrates the indisputable impact of plankton in our lives.
Diving the world: a guide to the world’s most popular dive sites.Artist/Author: Tierney, Beth and Shaun Tierney.
Essential reading for anyone interested in diving. Featuring over 200 prime sites and colour images throughout, this book offers the ultimate inspiration as well as all the practical information you need to plan your next dive. Written by expert photo-journalist team Beth & Shaun Tierney, who have been diving for over 25 years, this third edition has been revised and updated to reflect the shifts in the dynamic dive travel industry and to incorporate new destinations. The planning section includes all the essentials, from equipment and packing to local laws and customs. Filled with helpful tips on the authors’ favorite dive centers, restaurants and places to sleep as well as plenty of anecdotes from other divers and dive experts. Whether you’re looking for the most biodiverse dive spot, or one that’s the best value for money, this book will help you get the most out of your trip both underwater and on dry land. Features: Egypt, East Africa, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillippines, Micronesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Fiji, Galagapos, Mexico, Central America and Grenada.
Diving and snorkelling guide to tropical marine life of the Indo-Pacific region.Artist/Author: Bergbauer, Matthias and Manuela Kirschner.
This handy pocket guide enables divers and snorkelers to identify more than 270 of the most common species of marine life likely to be encountered in and around the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region, including fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Each species featured is illustrated with an outstanding colour photograph, accompanied by a species description covering nomenclature, size, habits, and distribution. The Indo-Pacific region, encompassing the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, includes the major diving destinations of the Red Sea, the Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Great Barrier Reef, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, and accounts for 92% of the world’s coral reefs.
Underwater photography.Artist/Author: Friedrich, Tobias.
Underwater photography is a fascinating pursuit for those who want to capture the essence of the magic world under the ocean and bring it to the surface. In this book, multiple-award-winning author Tobias Friedrich discusses the rules and requirements for impressive underwater photography, from the equipment to the final image processing. Detailed “how-to” explanations describe the processes for capturing breathtaking images from the most beautiful diving areas on Earth, including the Arctic. These descriptions show how the images were created and discuss how to effectively use each technique. Often it is a small but important step that makes the difference between a good and an excellent image. This book provides countless tips and tricks for beginner and intermediate photographers. The examples are easy to understand, and the techniques can be applied to your very next shot. Friedrich’s methods will help you develop and master your underwater photography skills.
Dive: the world’s best diving destinations.Artist/Author: Wood, Lawson.
Stunning pictures of marine life and ancient wrecks complement the insightful information about local geography and first-hand advice on unmissable dive locations. This book describes over 250 sites spanning the globe – from Maria La Gorda in Cuba, to the atolls of French Polynesia. Lavishly illustrated by one of the world’s leading underwater photographers and featuring information about when is best to visit, conditions and visibility underwater as well as specially commissioned maps, this aspirational guide will enable divers – seasoned and novice alike – to plan their adventures around the world with total confidence. Contents include: Northern Sulawesi, South Africa, Cayman Islands, Baja California, Red Sea, Brazil, Scapa Flow, Chuuk Lagoon and many more.
Reef fishes of the Indo-Pacific.Artist/Author: Bergbauer, Matthias and Manuela Kirschner.
The lndo-Pacific is home to more marine species than any other diving spot in the world with crystal-clear waters that ensure perfect viewing conditions. This book is an identification guide for divers and snorkellers to the fish, invertebrates, reptiles and marine mammals to be found in the seas surrounding Mauritius, the Seychelles, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Photographs of each species are accompanied by details of their identifying features, size, biology and distribution.
Deep: freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves.Artist/Author: Nestor, James.
While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something seemingly miraculous: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. While researching this book, Nestor followed a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. He takes us from the surface to the Atlantic’s greatest depths, some 28,000 feet below sea level. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and seals who dive to depths below 2,400 feet for up to eighty minutes–deeper and longer than scientists ever thought possible. As strange as these phenomena are, they are reflections of our own species’ remarkable, and often hidden, potential–including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound physiological changes we undergo when underwater. Most illuminating of all, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves.
Ecology of Australian temperate reefs: the unique south.Artist/Author: Shepherd, Scoresby and Graham Edgar.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Presents the current state of knowledge of the ecology of important elements of southern Australian sub-tidal reef flora and fauna, and the underlying ecological principles. Preliminary chapters describe the geological origin, oceanography and biogeography of southern Australia, including the transitional temperate regions toward the Abrolhos Islands in the west and to Sydney in the east. The book then explains the origin and evolution of the flora and fauna at geological time scales as Australia separated from Antarctica, the oceanography of the region, including principal currents, and interactions with on-shelf waters, and the ecology of particular species or species groups at different trophic levels, starting with algae, then the ecological principles on which communities are organised. Finally, conservation and management issues are discussed. This book is well illustrated with line drawings, figures and colour photographs showing the many species covered, and will be a much valued reference for biologists, undergraduates, and those interested and concerned with reef life and its natural history.
Indian Ocean reef guide: Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, East Africa, Seychelles.Artist/Author: Debelius, Helmut.
Featuring over 1,000 full colour photographs, this book covers the complete Indian Ocean rim, including Western Australia, Cocos and Christmas Islands, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and eastern African coast.
Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: frameworks, methodologies, and integration.Artist/Author: Solan, Martin et al.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us.The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth’s major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation in terrestrial plant and soil systems. This book provides a framework for extending these concepts to a variety of marine systems. This is the first book to address the latest advances in biodiversity-function science using marine examples. It brings together contributions from the leading scientists in the field to provide an in-depth evaluation of the science, before offering a perspective on future research directions for some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today and in the future. Also available in hardcover [stock id 35290].
Reef life: a guide to tropical marine life.Artist/Author: Cole, Brandon and Scott Michael.
From tide pools to coral reefs and the open ocean beyond lies a world abundant with an assortment of colourful, fascinating creatures and plants. This guide to tropical marine life identifies all the commonly encountered marine life in magnificent colour photographs that provide the keys to this magnificent world. In this gallery of more than 400 species readers will find extensive identification of the largest families of fishes and other ocean life. Each entry includes the name, scientific species, habitat, range and a description particular to the animal or plant. With its sections on invertebrates and algae, this guide reveals the wide range of animals and plants in the undersea ecosystem. Also included is behavioural information on feeding, mimicry, and symbiosis, providing insights into the survival strategies taking place among animals beneath the ocean surface.