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The Underwater Explorer : Secrets of a Blue Universe The Underwater Explorer : Secrets of a Blue Universe
by Annemarie Kohler, Danja Kohler

A gorgeous guide to the world beneath the waves, with information on the tropical reef environment, marine habitats and animal behavior, and our role in preserving this paradise, lavishly illustrated with color photos. Emphasis is on developing the right mindset to appreciate the spiritual and physical beauty of this world, and learning how to discover and interact with its exotic inhabitants.

Encyclopedia of the Sea Encyclopedia of the Sea
by Richard Ellis (Illustrator)

Written by a marine expert and author of several previous books on the sea, this encyclopedia is intended for a general audience. The alphabetically arranged entries are concise and well written, averaging a paragraph in length. The range of topics covered is broad, encompassing wildlife, plants, geographic features, historical events, the environment, and myths.

Encyclopedia of Fishes Encyclopedia of Fishes
by John R., Dr Paxton (Editor), William N., Dr Eschmeyer
(Editor), David Kirshner (Illustrator)

"A thoughtfully conceived, abundantly illustrated reference, with general coverage of the "world of fishes" followed by 38 contributed chapters devoted to various kinds of fishes. Lavishly illustrated with color photos, paintings, and maps, in an oversize format." - Book News

Water Light Time Water Light Time
Beneath the Surface, Sea of Light, Cool Waters, Rhythm & Dance, Dark Blue, Water Gardens, Desert Ocean, South Light, Island kingdom
by David Doubilet

Beneath the world's waters lie landscapes, species, vegetations and populations as diverse as those on land, yet these kingdoms have been explored by few. This book looks at the work of David Doubilet, artist, diver, and underwater photographer. From the shores of the Galapagos to the Red sea, from the Pacific ocean to the fresh waters of North America, the book includes over 25 years of the photographer's work, and reveals the beauty of more than 30 bodies of water rich with life forms.

Beneath the Sea in 3-D Beneath the Sea in 3-D
by Mark Blum (Photographer)

Photographer Mark Blum executes a sterling idea for a book: a collection of stereoscopic images of deep-sea fish and reptiles, with 3-D glasses bound right into the book's cover. The result is an entertaining you-are-there tour of the ocean deeps that appeals to all ages.

Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures
by Norman A. Melnkoth, Norman A. Meinkoth

Each of the 690 identification pictures is a full-color photograph of a seashore creature. Arrangement by shape and by color makes identification quick and easy. 666 species are covered in full detail.

Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales, and Dolphins National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales, and Dolphins
by Herbert T. Boschung, Daniel W. Gotshall (Editor)

This delightful field guide features 585 full-color photographs of marine and freshwater fishes, 30 photographs and 45 paintings of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and 24 pictures of freshwater and saltwater habitats. 529 species are described in detailed written accounts-with information on measurements; body shape and color; scales, fins, and gills; habitat; range; and behavior-and 400 other species are briefly noted. Poisonous or otherwise dangerous fish are distinguished by a warning symbol.

The Amazing Book of Fish Records and Other Ocean Creatures The Amazing Book of Fish Records and Other Ocean Creatures
The Largest, the Smallest, the Fastest, and Many More (Amazing Animal Records)
by Samuel G. Woods, Jeff Cline (Illustrator)
Marine Life and the Sea Marine Life and the Sea
by David H. Milne

This introductory text covers the principles of marine biology, including marine organisms and their ecological interactions, and the role of ocean mechanisms and marine organisms in maintaining global stability.

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life : Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life : Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
by Paul Humann, Ned Deloach

This is a great book for snorkelers and beginning divers! The
color photographs are beautiful and make identification easy.

Guide to Marine Life of the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida Guide to Marine Life of the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida
by Marty Snyderman, Clay Wiseman, Marty

A layman's guide to identifying and understanding the marine life while scuba diving. Not just an identification book, it explains about the different areas that you will see when diving.

Marine Life of the North Atlantic Marine Life of the North Atlantic
Canada to New England 2n Ed.
by Andrew J. Martinez

Thoroughly revised and updated text, illustrations, and color photographs add vivid detail to more than 200 different marine plants and animals that can be found along the shore, or within easy visual reach by snorkeling or diving. Each listing is accompanied by full-color photography, identification tips, habitat and range information, and a space for notes.

Whelks to Whales Whelks to Whales : Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest
by Rick M. Harbo

"Each section provides structural, behavioral, and habitat information about the type of creatures. Then, many individual species are photographed and described, including known life cycles, predator-prey relationships, and other unique aspects..." - A reader

California Marine Life California Marine Life
An Identification and Field Guide to Common Marine Species
by Marty Snyderman
Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates
by John P. Hoover

"This hefty 2 pound volume is filled with excellent photos of both the common and rare. But where it truly excels is in the quality and depth of information provided. John Hoover rooted out not only the scientific and Hawaiian names of each species, but what the names mean..." - A reader

Marine Life of the Pacific and Indian Oceans Marine Life of the Pacific and Indian Oceans
by George Allen, Roger Steene (Photographer), Rudie Kuiter (Photographer)

This handy reference book enables the diver to identify about 350 of the most colorful and most commonly encountered species. It provides a compact, comprehensive introduction to the region's coral reef inhabitants-sponges, corals, jellyfish, shellfish, sea slugs, starfish, fishes, and many other organisms-everything from seaweed to mammals.

Australian Marine Life Australian Marine Life
Plants and Animals of the Temperate Waters
by Graham J. Edgar
An Underwater Guide to Indonesia An Underwater Guide to Indonesia
by R. Charles Anderson

The guide includes more than 250 magnificent color photographs that explore the wondrous underwater world of the Indonesian archipelago; essential information on the marine life of the Archipelago, from corals to marine reptiles, sea snails to lobsters, bottomhuggers to pufferfishes, starfish to sea slugs; a comprehensive marine life section that will help readers identify each particular species and its habitat.

Dangerous Creatures
Pisces Guide to Venomous and Toxic Marine Life of the World Pisces Guide to Venomous & Toxic Marine Life of the World
by Patricia Cunningham, Paul Goetz

Over 80 species are described, representing animals from the following groups: Sponges, Corals, Sea Anemones, Hydroids, Fire Corals, Man-of-War, Jellyfish and Box Jellyfish Segmented Worms, Snails, Octopus, and Squids Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and Sea Cucumbers, Stingrays, Bony Fishes, Sea Snakes

Dangerous Marine Creatures Dangerous Marine Creatures
by Carl Edmonds

"This book is the greatest, it covers everything you could imagine in the ocean that can cause you harm or discomfort." - A reader

Atlas of Animals of the World Ocean That are Dangerous to Humans Atlas of Animals of the World Ocean That are Dangerous to Humans
by A. A. Lobenko

Marine species are divided into groups depending on the type of injuries they are capable of inflicting. Pictorial illustrations (in color) highlight descriptions of animals. Injuries that may result from contact are described, followed by first aid information and preventative measures.

Invertebrates
Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide
by Julian Sprung, Daniel Ramirez (Designer)

A comprehensive field guide for aquarists, divers and naturalists, with detailed full color photographs of hundreds of species, encompassing many of the invertebrates one is likely to encounter on and near reefs around the world. This book defines the invertebrate groups and gives brief information about their structure and natural history. Hundreds of species of invertebrates are described.

Marine Mammals
Seals and Sea Lions (World Life Library) Seals and Sea Lions (World Life Library)
by David Miller

"High quality, color photographs and informative text place this book at the top of the list for reading about seals and sea lions."

Familiar Marine Mammals of North America Familiar Marine Mammals of North America
(Audubon Society Pocket Guide Series)
by Stephen H. Amos

This pocket guide is brimming with information; full-color photographs, line drawings and paintings of various marine creatures; specific visual and behavioral traits for each species; facts regarding each mammal's habitat and range; illustrations of various whale anatomies and a glossary of oceanography terms.

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