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Splendors of the Seas boasts photographs taken all over the world, from locations including the Arctic seas, the Great Barrier Reef, Borneo, and others. Norbert Wu captures on film the creatures that inhabit the earth's oceans. We see evidence of the protective relationship forged between colorful clownfish and stinging anemones living in a bustling coral reef; we follow dolphins and blue sharks tirelessly traveling the waters of the open ocean off the coast of California; we travel 3,000 feet down to discover ...
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1994 hardcover Very good(+) in very good jacket Profusely and exquisitely illustrated with color photographs. 252pp., 4to, cloth, d.w.; ink ownership stamp to front free ... endpaper. n.p. : Hugh Lauter Levin, (1994). A very good (+) copy in a very good dust wrapper. Read more Show Less

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Splendors of the Seas boasts photographs taken all over the world, from locations including the Arctic seas, the Great Barrier Reef, Borneo, and others. Norbert Wu captures on film the creatures that inhabit the earth's oceans. We see evidence of the protective relationship forged between colorful clownfish and stinging anemones living in a bustling coral reef; we follow dolphins and blue sharks tirelessly traveling the waters of the open ocean off the coast of California; we travel 3,000 feet down to discover viperfish and dragonfish illuminating the deep sea with their bodies' own pulsating light sources; and we find sea otters, jellyfish, wolf eels, manta rays, and a host of other exotic animals living and active in their underwater communities. The book is divided into sections by habitat - Open Ocean, Coral Reef, Sand Community, Kelp Forest, and Deep Sea - so that creatures are introduced in the context of their natural environment.

In more than 250 full-color photos taken all over the world, Norbert Wu's Spendors of the Sea offers a rare, upclose look at an undersea kingdom of unique beauty and staggering diversity. The informative text is a combination of Wu's diving adventures and fascinating facts and habits of animals living and interacting in their natural habitat.

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Primarily a collection of strikingly beautiful photographs of marine plants and animals that inhabit the world's oceans, this volume also includes text describing the author's diving adventures, background information on the subjects of the photos, and technical information on photographic equipment. Wu, a professional underwater photographer and diver who has done graduate work in marine biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, views the ocean as the last true wilderness. He has arranged the photos by habitat: open ocean, coral reef, sand community, kelp forest, and deep sea. Boyce Thorne-Miller's Ocean: Photographs from the World's Greatest Underwater Photographers (LJ 12/93) is similar in format but has more substantial text than Wu's volume. However, Wu's photos of pink jewel anemones, a school of amethyst anthias, and strawberry anemones are dazzling accomplishments. While not an essential purchase, this volume would be of great interest to many recreational divers, photographers, and young people contemplating a career in marine biology.-Judith B. Barnett, Pell Marine Science Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
Ray Olson
Perhaps the number-one crowd-pleasing book is still the how-to on teaching your cat golf, but surely the underwater photography tome nips its heels hard in the race for reader-browser acceptance. Wu has been snapping shots below the waves for the likes of "Audubon" and "National Geographic" for years. Here he serves up more than 250 of them, all in those lurid, highly saturated colors that light filtered through salt water conjures and that so many coffee-table gawkers find so absorbing. They're arrayed in an introduction and five chapters corresponding to types of oceanic region: open sea, coral reef, bottom sand, kelp forest, and deep sea. The text and sparse captions that accompany them efficiently and accessibly relay information about how Wu made the photos and about the creatures in them. The pictures appear in an attractive range of sizes, but of course, the ones spread across two 10-inch-square pages tend to be the most impressive.
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One of our most gifted underwater photographers, Norbert Wu dives into waters around the world to provide us with these astonishingly beautiful shots of the diverse life forms that populate open oceans, coral reefs, and deep seas. These amazing photographs capture the essence of colorful clownfish, stinging anemones, sea otters, sharks, viperfish, and wolf eels--incredible creatures perfectly adapted to life in their watery communities. Each image is an awesome testimony to the complexity of the fantastic wilderness beneath the waves. 11" x 12". Color photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883635940
  • Publisher: Levin, Hugh Lauter Associates
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 11.88 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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