Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2522290670
Synopsis: For divers, biologists, tourists, and anyone fascinated by the abundance and variety of life found in coral reefs worldwide, this splendidly illustrated guidebook offers the first comprehensive look at these underwater marvels. Over 700 color photographs and drawings, together with highly readable scientific texts, help orient readers in learning the secrets of the sea. Biologists and experienced divers will especially value the scrupulously rendered drawings and charts as well as the wealth of information handsomely presented in an easy-to-use format.
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the coral archipelagos of the Indo-Pacific—where the corals accumulated over thousands of years make life possible for humankind today—and stretches of coast along the Red Sea and in the Caribbean provide evidence as to why corals are called the "architects of the sea." The guide explores the 500-million-year history of coral formation together with coral's geography and biology. A look at life on the reef reveals a fascinating multicolored paradise, but upon closer inspection we discover a close-knit and complex series of relationships between
predators and prey. As we learn their stories, we are treated to a host of illustrations showing both familiar and unusual species of fish and plants. The book concludes with a compilation of detailed color drawings showing over 300 of the most common fish and invertebrates of the Indo-Pacific and the Caribbean. A beautiful blend of scientific fact and illustration, this affordable guide is ideal for ocean-lovers of all kinds.
About the Author: Angelo Mojetta, born in Milan, graduated in biological science from the University of Pavia. He has worked as a researcher for several hydrobiological laboratories and teaches courses for institutions and nature associations. He is author of Sharks, also available through Rizzoli.
Title: The Coral Reef: White Star Guides Underwater...
Publisher: White Star
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description White Star, 2005. Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP91099310
Book Description White Star, 2005. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP74132321
Book Description White Star, 2005. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP94406151
Book Description White Star. Condition: Good. . Short gifter's inscription on inside. Seller Inventory # B07G-00055
Book Description White Star. Condition: Very Good. . Seller Inventory # L03K-00575
Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G8854400564I3N10
Book Description White Star, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG8854400564
Book Description Hardcover; First Impression. Condition: Fine. Trade Paperback. Light Shelf wear. Clean and tight, lightly read copy. White Star, 2005. A Fine Softcover. Packed carefully and shipped promptly. Seller Inventory # 057738
Book Description White Star, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8854400564
Book Description White Star, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX8854400564