From Library Journal
Magnificent color photographs of the flora and fauna of the coral reef fill this large-format volume. Steene (Coral Reefs: Nature's Richest Realm, Crawford, 1990) is an experienced diver and underwater photographer who works with ichthyologists and marine biologists on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in the Pacific. An associate of the Australian Museum in Sydney and the Western Australian Museum in Perth, he has had several new species named after him. His brief text discusses coral reef conservation, the hazards and rewards of diving, and technical details of photography. Readership for this book will include underwater photographers, scuba divers, and the general public interested in marine biology. An index would have been useful for locating photographs of specific organisms. For public and academic libraries with large collections in related areas.?Judith Barnett, Pell Marine Science Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
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This is an ambitious look at the immense variety of the life in oceans around the world. (Seattle Times
This book is all about one man's astounding vision, and his ability to document the bizarre beauty and grandeur of Indo-Pacific reefs ... these photographs are a triumph of patience, talent and countless hours beneath the sea. (Stephen Fink Rodale Scuba Diving
A blockbuster. ... Steene's remarkable and beautiful photographs break new ground. ... What a fine book to own! (www.undercurrents.com