Reef Life - Andrea & Antonella Ferrari
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Library of Congress Subject: Reefs
Reef ecology
Reef organisms
Library of Congress #: QH541.5.C7.F47 2002
Dewey #: 577.789
BISAC Headings: NATURE / Marine Life (NAT020000)
SPORTS & RECREATION / Scuba & Snorkeling (SPO059000)
Language: English
Original Language: Italian
Translated Title: Tutto barriere coralline
The sea equivalent of a Peterson Field Guide for birders. Keep in the galley.
-   Ontario Sailor  2004 10

For those interested in learning about coral reefs and the "inexhaustible bustle of innumerable creatures in every shape and color," this guide is the ticket.
- Robert E. Hoopes  Wildlife Activist  2002 08

Outrageous in color and form, the beasts that live in and around the reefs are captured in photographs on the pages of Reef Life.
-   American Scientist  2002 08 15

Packed with color and go a little beyond the basic identification guides by looking at some issues ... and the complexity of ecosystems.
- Sharon Wootton  Everett Herald  2002 05 25

A visual delight full of photographs of brightly, even outrageously colored, species.
- Elaine F. Jurries  American Reference Book Annual  2003

Although small in size, this work can compete with the most beautiful coffee-table book.
- Robert J. Beyers  Science Books and Films  2003 04 15

Catalog Description:
Nowhere on earth is there a more beautiful and more abundant life than that which exists on the coral reefs just below the surface of the ocean. Reef Life is filled with information and images that brings order to the multitude of living things that exist here and allows the reader to appreciate the diversity and the richness of the world under the sea.

This handy guidebook will prove invaluable to the diver, tourist, student and naturalist. Each species of plant and animal is covered in detail: name, species, habitat, food, range, and a thorough description is provided for each entry. More than 400 species are covered and illustrated with 500 color photographs to provide a comprehensive look at this most magnificent world.

This is an ideal book for anyone interested in marine life. It provides up-to-date information, clear color photographs in a handy format for use in the field or at a desk. Readers who need essential facts quickly will be pleased with the orderly presentation of information, the completeness of the entries and the accuracy of the information. The color photographs help in identifying species as well as providing a visual reference for the information presented.

Reef Life is an ideal guide and reference for all levels of interest from school project to professional divers.

About The Author: 
Based in Italy but working around the globe, Andrea and Antonella Ferrari have been professional nature photographers for more than fifteen years. During the past decade they have devoted themselves almost exclusively to underwater photography in tropical seas. They are the authors of four books of photographs and their work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines.
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