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Thailand's Underwater World: A Celebration of Thailand's Amazing Marine Life

Art / Photobook

By: Chris Mitchell and Jez Tryner

192 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Marshall Cavendish

Hardback | Mar 2012 | #196314 | ISBN-13: 9789814302555
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $37/€34 approx

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Thailand's Underwater World showcases the wonder of the marine life in Thailand's oceans through world-class photography and concise, insightful text. Covering a wide array of marine life, from 12 m-long whale sharks to tiny shrimps and nudibranchs, the book is designed to appeal to scuba divers and non-divers alike. The text is a dynamic, digestible mix of information about Thailand's marine life, personal anecdotes about encountering Thailand's sea creatures face-to-face, and interviews with Thai marine biologists and dive operators. Feature stories include the rediscovery of the sunken WWII submarine USS Lagarto, the effects of the devastating tsunami on Thailand s dive sites, and the future of Thailand's underwater world as it comes increasingly under threat from climate change and overfishing. Drawing on their experience as avid divers, the authors have also compiled a guide to learning to dive, key dive sites, travel practicalities, and where to see for oneself all the stunning marine creatures showcased in the book.

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Chris Mitchell is a British travel writer based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a Field Editor for "Scuba Diver AustralAsia" magazine, the official PADI magazine for Australia with a circulation of 80,000 as well as a regular contributor to "Asian Diver", "EZ Dive" and "Sport Diver USA" magazines. He has been diving for 10 years and has lived in Thailand for the last five, thanks to his passion for exploring Thailand's oceans.

Jez Tryner is a British photographer who has been based in Asia for the last 15 years and has spent the last five years working on Mermaid one of Thailand's most prestigious live-aboard boats as the resident underwater photographer and videographer. He has illustrated numerous scuba-diving articles with his pictures (including many with Chris) as well as having front covers for "National Geographic Traveler", "Asian Diver" and others.

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