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A celebration of the beauty and diversity of the coral reef, with over 100 color photographs.
Posted by Ned Middleton on 12/10/2004
Posted by William Warmus on 08/08/2003
"Reef" is about 200 pages long, with two main parts: The Natural History of the Reef and A Journey Through the Coral World. The author's writing can be descriptive and precise when required, or poetic, as in this passage from page 7:
"The coral reef is an outpost for the imagination and here nature is at her most baroque. The coral is her stucco, her palette is the iridescent splendour of the reef fish. But occasional glimpses of bulky shadows in the blue background are more ominous to the diver."
The concluding section of the book includes a diver's guide to coral reef fish and a bibliography.