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Diving the Rainbow Reefs


Adventures of an Underwater Photographer


by Paul S. Auerbach, M.D.



About the Book:

    Dr. Auerbach shares the excitement and pleasures of a "great dive" as he visits the world's magnificent reefs. Here the reader will find 250 spectacular color photographs taken by the author, showing the beauty and diversity of marine life at each location. Apo Reef (in the Philippines), Truk and Pohnpei, the Red Sea, the Caribbean (Belize, Cayman Islands, Bonaire), the Galapagos Islands, the Fiji Islands, Palau, and the Coral Sea--with maps indicating the reef areas. With numerous accounts of the biology of the undersea life forms, this book will appeal to the marine scientist, scuba diver, and underwater photographer and explorer. "By following safe diving practices, by diving with caution and respect for the ocean, we may enjoy unique and wonderful experiences and safely explore the shimmering rainbow reefs," writes Dr. Auerbach. He also cautions against human depredation of the reefs and makes a plea for divers to exercise common sense and restraint in order to preserve and protect this natural heritage for future generations.



    A lively personal account of Auerbach's experience as a diver and photographer in some of the world's best scuba diving spots. . . . He also scatters throughout the text pithy commentaries on marine lifeforms seen while diving. His pictures are excellent . . . he captures the excitement of underwater exploration.

—Library Journal


Publication date: 1989

250 color illustrations; maps

Size: 13 x 11 (33.0 x 27.9 cm)

CIP L.C. 90-40340

ISBN 978-0-87850-072-7 $49.95  (Out of stock indefinitely)