Thailand's Coral Reefs by Collin Piprell and Ashley J. Boyd
Nature Under Threat
Thailand's Coral Reefs brings the wonder and mystery of the coral reef alive for the general reader. At the same time it provides enough information to make the book useful to anyone interested in environmental studies, marine biology, or sport diving. Indeed, armchair readers may be surprised to find themselves suddenly interested in learning to dive.
The coral reef is one of nature's richest field laboratories, a great genetic archive matched only by that of the tropical rain forest. It is also one of Asia's finest recreational assets, but this precious resource is everywhere under threat.
Earth's rain forests are shrinking at a rate of tens of thousands of square miles annually. It is estimated that tens of thousands of animal species, including insects, are every year disappearing with them. Beneath the seas, where the devastation is out of sight and therefore largely out of mind, a similar tragedy is unfolding.
The brilliant photographs and lively text make Thailand's Coral Reefs both fun and informative, both accessible to everyone and detailed enough to satisfy all but the most specialist readers.
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