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Underwater Paradise: Red Sea, the Maldives, Malaysia and the Carribean [Hardcover]

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Accompanied by maps and 3-D reconstructions of the seabed and coral reefs, a informative study of some of the great marine ecosystems of the world brings to life undersea wonderlands in the Caribbean, the Red Sea, the Maldives, and Malaysia with hundreds of spectacular full-color photographs and informative text.

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Part armchair retreat, part field guide, this volume takes readers on an underwater voyage of discovery beneath the Red Sea, Malaysia, the Caribbean Sea, and the Maldives. Chapters are organized geographically, presenting the outstanding natural features and unique characteristics of each region. Accompanying the exhaustive text, maps, and 3-D reconstructions of the seabed and coral reefs provide both naturalists and divers with an in-depth understanding of the creatures and plant life that makes each of these marine ecosystems unique and beautiful. Hundreds of spectacular color photographs convey the extraordinary richness of these underwater paradises, spotlighting flora and fauna, and various species in their natural environments. Precise biological drawings prove indispensable to naturalists.
Angelo Mojetta has worked as a researcher for several hydrobiological laboratories and teaches specialized courses for institutions and nature associations.

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Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.65" Width: 8.58" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   4.72 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 29, 2008
Publisher   White Star
ISBN  8854403334  
ISBN13  9788854403338  


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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > Nature & Wildlife
2Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Maldives
3Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Reference
4Books > Subjects > Science > Nature & Ecology > Oceans & Seas > Oceans & Seas
5Books > Subjects > Science > Nature & Ecology > Oceans & Seas > Marine Life
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The ramblings of an amateur with a camera.  Jun 1, 2008
There is often considerable confusion whenever White Star publishing of Italy produce yet another book about the sea which is aimed primarily at scuba divers. Firstly, each book gets treated to a particular brand of Italian English which is hard to understand and makes reading the item very difficult indeed. Secondly, they appear to use a small number of truly excellent underwater photographers who are then incapable of delivering the standard of product which the modern scuba diver "demands." Finally, the qualifications of those underwater photographers when it comes to describing that flora and fauna is, at the very least, suspect. For example, any author of a book on, say, Sharks who had a PhD in marine biology would mention that qualification somewhere within the book. Mr Mojetta appears to have no such qualifications. In short, factual errors do not seem to matter to these publishers.

Mojetta has previously produced books about the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean Sea. There are many errors in that book. He has also produced a book called "The Barrier Reefs" which later became "The Coral Reefs" - both being largely the same product. Now we have yet another tome which seeks to explain the flora and fauna of the Red Sea - which was also covered in those previous books. In some instances this book is called "Red Sea and Complete Coral Reef Guide" in another it is called "The Red Sea - Underwater Paradise" and in yet another it is simply called "Underwater Paradise" and yet it is all the same book.

My biggest problem with Angelo Mojetta, however, are his qualifications, ability and experience for writing a book of this type. In short, they do not appear to exist. There are many errors in his previous works and other instances where the same picture of a fish is described as being one species in one book and something very different in another.

There is far more to writing books about the flora and fauna of our seas than simply taking a photograph and looking that species up in a book written by somebody else! Sadly, Mojetta's errors will be accepted as being factually correct by some divers who will then put the wrong name into their logbook.

In summary, this is "not" a trustworthy guide, it is a book that serious marine biologists will laugh at. It is, however, packed with outstanding photography - photography which should not be allowed to fool the reader into believing the written content is anything more than the ramblings of an amateur with a camera.

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