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    Publishers Weekly (Online). 1/1/2007, p1-1. 1p.
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Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2007 November #2

In a poetic yet bracing preface, Jean-Michel Cousteau remembers his first scuba dive and the "reflective, satisfied state of mind" that observing the deep inspired. The same can be experienced immersed in the stunning underwater photographs—the fruits of 11 years of risk, skill, and passion—in this generously proportioned volume. Marine biologists Ballesta (the gifted photographer) and Descamp (the equally talented writer) dazzle and amaze readers, then deliver the chilling truth about myriad threats to this glorious hidden realm. Every image (the close-ups are breathtaking) of the beautiful, brilliantly hued, and mysterious denizens of the deep tells us that there is too much to lose to allow further abuse of the oceans via overfishing and pollution. No matter how many undersea photographs readers have seen, they will find much that is new and astonishing here, and the text is as finely detailed and compelling as the images. With 400 photographs, 100 "anecdotes," and 20 scientific articles contributed by members of the World Conservation Union, this is an exceptionally high-quality and high-impact survey of Planet Ocean. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2007 December #1

In a poetic yet bracing preface, Jean-Michel Cousteau remembers his first scuba dive and the "reflective, satisfied state of mind" that observing the deep inspired. The same can be experienced immersed in the stunning underwater photographs—the fruits of 11 years of risk, skill, and passion—in this generously proportioned volume. Marine biologists Ballesta (the gifted photographer) and Descamp (the equally talented writer) dazzle and amaze readers, then deliver the chilling truth about myriad threats to this glorious hidden realm. Every image (the close-ups are breathtaking) of the beautiful, brilliantly hued, and mysterious denizens of the deep tells us that there is too much to lose to allow further abuse of the oceans via overfishing and pollution. No matter how many undersea photographs readers have seen, they will find much that is new and astonishing here, and the text is as finely detailed and compelling as the images. With 400 photographs, 100 "anecdotes," and 20 scientific articles contributed by members of the World Conservation Union, this is an exceptionally high-quality and high-impact survey of Planet Ocean. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2007 December #1

There has recently been a rash of coffee-table books about the marine environment (e.g., Reef, The Deep ), but this one, by underwater photographer Ballesta and marine biologist Descamp, stands out from the rest. Originally published in French (2005), it is a joyous celebration of the diversity of marine life and environments. Following an introduction by ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau are some 400 outstandingly beautiful photographs organized around different environments (e.g., polar oceans, undersea mountains) and functions (e.g., love life, cohabitation) and complemented by brief textual explanations. Essays from 20 World Conservation Union affiliates focus on the general subject of the preceding section—e.g., aquaculture, sustainable fishing—giving the reader a well-rounded picture of the state of marine biodiversity. But there are flaws: first, while all plants and animals are clearly identified, it is by common name only; no scientific names are given. Also, the book lacks an index, its size and weight make it unwieldy, and there is neither a bibliography nor suggestions for further reading; however, the wide variety of photos and areas covered recommend it for a curriculum relating to or patron interested in the marine environment. For public, school, and college libraries where there is (or should be) interest.—Margaret Rioux, MBLWHOI Lib., Woods Hole, MA

[Page 146]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2007 December #5

One of the few volumes of marine photography that devotes a chapter to each of the planet's different marine environments, this book lives up to its title. Ballesta and Descamp, along with their editorial colleagues and advisers at the World Conservation Union (IUCN), have created a truly encyclopedic overview of the amazing range of habitats and ecologies found in Earth's oceans (rather than stick to the easily visited locales that populate most marine photography roundups). The stunning full-bleed images capture intricacies of structure, texture and color that predigital film simply could not. Most chapters are devoted to a particular geographic feature rather than a specific location—"The Undersea Prairies," "Polar Oceans," "The Coral Reefs," "The Oases of the Open Ocean"—and each includes a short introduction; a two-page spread from IUCN experts on topics vital to "the endangered seas" (sustainable fishing, ocean governance, aquaculture, tourism, etc.); and short passages on specific critters, plants and geography. Aside from occasionally difficult-to-read white-on-blue text, this is an outstanding resource for the classroom or the home that will give readers of any age a thorough, breathtaking overview of the world under water. (Nov.)

[Page 55]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.