Diving the World: Photographs by Norbert Wuby Ken McAlpine (Editor), Norbert Wu (Photographer)
Preeminent photographer Norbert Wu travels to the ends of the earth to showcase an array of dive spots including reefs, wrecks, caves, and drifts. Here are schooling hammerheads and spawning corals, curious sea creatures and dense kelp forests, captured in breathtaking full color photographs. Ken McAlpine�s commentary outlines each locale's geography and choice dive sites, the best seasons to explore specific areas, and ideal times and places to see favorite species and extraordinary behaviors. Also included are topside tips for the nondiver and current preservation issues related to the sea and its inhabitants. Beautifully packaged and produced, this impressive coffee-table book of 350 color photographs and maps appeals to diving enthusiasts, naturalists, conservationists, boaters, and anyone captivated by the sea.
Wu's photographs are remarkable in every way, especially in the photographer's precise presentation of detail: Whether's it's the most complex coral formation or the best-camoulflaged bottom dweller, Wu's subjects are brilliantly depicted. McAlpine's text also deserves special applause. Far from the usual throwaway captions that accompany books like this, his is a thoughtful, intriguing, informed commentary that goes beyond what's pictured on the page.
- Levin, Hugh Lauter Associates
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- 10.98(w) x 12.82(h) x 1.73(d)
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