Dr. Richard Smith - The World Beneath (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

From Dr. Richard Smith--one of the world's premier marine biologists, an award-winning underwater photographer, and a leading expert on seahorses--comes a spectacular guide to hundreds of the ocean's fishes and coral reefs.

In this richly informative volume, brimming with new discoveries and more than three hundred colorful images, you'll swim in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans; you'll be dazzled in the Coral Triangle and amazed in Triton Bay. Up close you'll meet the Cenderawasih fairy wrasse, with its florescent yellow streak; the polka-dot longnose filefish; and the multicolored seadragon. There are scarlet-colored corals, baby-blue sponges, daffodil crinoids, and all sorts of mystifying creatures that change color at the drop of a hat. The whale shark is almost larger than life and the author's beloved pygmy seahorse, unless photographed, is almost too tiny to see.

The wondrous creatures inside The World Beneath excel in the arts of seduction and deception, and you'll have the rare chance to see and delight in their antics. You'll also learn what they eat, how they play, and how they care for one another, live on one another, and mimic others when they're afraid. There is also compelling insight into the naming process, which creatures are facing extinction, and how we can help them before it's too late.

Dr. Smith is an internationally-renowned marine biologist who has dived into the ocean more than thirty-five hundred times.

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Marine Life Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781948062220
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Apollo Publishers - September 10th, 2019

Meet the world's most fascinating sea creatures--see the lives and curiosities of colorful fish and coral reefs--this spectacular volume has more than 300 color photos and extraordinary text from a leading marine biologist and underwater photographer, and an international expert on seahorses.