The world-famous science and science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke spent two adventurous years exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the mightiest coral formation in the world. Illustrated with rare underwater photographs by Mike Wilson, here is a unique look into a region of mystery, of boundless beauty and danger-one of the most intriguing frontiers on our planet. - First trade paperback edition - New introduction by Arthur C. Clarke - The first in a trilogy of real-life underwater adventures, as experienced by the world-renowned author. The remaining volumes-The Reefs of Taprobane and The Treasure of the Great Reef-will also be reissued by ibooks. - Over 2,000,000 Arthur C. Clarke novels and science books in print worldwide. - 16 pages of stunning black-and-white photographs by Mike Wilson!