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Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

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ISBN13: 9780295991160
ISBN10: 029599116x
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In Beneath Cold Seas, David Hall takes us into the underwater world of the Pacific ocean, home of the most diverse and visually spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to giant Pacific octopus, alabaster nudibranches to rockfish schooling among kelp, and orchid sea stars to white-sided dolphins, Hall's stunning photographs reveal both the symbiotic and predatory relationships that can be found in these waters.

State-of the-art camera equipment and special lighting allow Hall to capture this underwater world in ways that will surprise even those most familiar with it and amaze the rest of us. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki discusses the conservation issues facing this rich yet vulnerable ecosystem.

Review:

"David Hall shoots with the inquiring and exacting eye of a scientist yet the soul and vision of an artist, combining the two to produce uniquely beautiful underwater images that educate as much as they inspire." Christopher Newbert, author of Within a Rainbowed Sea

About the Author

David Hall is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist whose work has been published in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, Sierra, Time, Science, Scientific American, and other magazines. He is also the author of ten children's books in the Scholastic's Undersea Encounters series.

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Wendy in Port Townsend, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Wendy in Port Townsend)
This extraordinary book taught me so much about the underwater world of the Pacific Northwest and thrilled me with its photos.
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Wendy in Port Townsend, December 27, 2011 (view all comments by Wendy in Port Townsend)
Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest by David Hall is an truly extraordinary book. The author is an underwater photographer who spent decades photographing colorful tropical coral reefs, only to be astonished by the colorful diversity and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. His photographs are spectacular, revealing gorgeous and strange creatures, some of which I'd never even heard of before. The story of how he dressed and carried the equipment to compose these underwater photos is fascinating. Hall draws attention to specific creatures he especially loves, including Hooded Nudibranchs- sea slugs that look like ghostly jellyfish, the Red Irish Lord Sculpin- a red and gold rockfish that looks like its eyes are covered in glitter, and Decorated Warbonnets- silly looking fish with unusual growths on their foreheads and backs. Hall's stories about what happened while he was photographing Sockeye Salmon and Steller Sea Lions are hilarious, and they add to a rare treasure of a book. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in photography, the ocean, wildlife, or the Pacific Northwest.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780295991160
Subtitle:
The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest
Author:
Hall, David
Introduction:
Cullis-Suzuki, Sarika
Foreword:
Newbert, Christopher
Author:
Cullis-Suzuki, Sarika
Author:
Cullis-Suzuki, Sarika
Author:
Newbert, Christopher
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Photography-Nature and Landscape
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110919
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.5 x 11 in

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