Water and Light: A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef

Water and Light: A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef

by Stephen Harrigan
     
 

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''Moving, intelligent and, in the best sense, literary. . . . Stephen Harrigan is anchored in reality; he knows that the environment he's describing is in serious jeopardy. At the same time, he has made this book sparkle with his remarkable ability to discuss the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of underwater exploration without ever sounding saccharine or…  See more details below

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''Moving, intelligent and, in the best sense, literary. . . . Stephen Harrigan is anchored in reality; he knows that the environment he's describing is in serious jeopardy. At the same time, he has made this book sparkle with his remarkable ability to discuss the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of underwater exploration without ever sounding saccharine or murky.''-New York Times Book Review

''[Harrigan] tells us about the people who live on Grand Turk, or come there on business, and he is given to reflecting on the subtleties of the underwater experience, but his real virtue as a writer is his ability to convey, in precise, lucid, prose, the marvels of the sea bottom.'' -New Yorker

''Harrigan . . . captures the peacefulness of being rocked by salty currents, the massive beauty of the reefs, the exhilaration of the sport, and the mental scramble to retain fast-fading memories of sights almost unimaginable on land. Fellow divers will relish his camaraderie, while those who prefer staying topside will feel as though they've taken the plunge themselves.'' -Booklist

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A sparkling account of the underwater world off the coast of Grand Turk Island in the Caribbean. (Mar.)
Booknews
A graceful writer shares his three months of diving experiences off Grand Turk Island in the Caribbean. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292738423
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
06/24/2015
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
287
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Harrigan is a former senior editor of Texas Monthly magazine who now writes full-time from his home in Austin, Texas.

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