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Great British Marine Animals [Hardcover]

Paul Naylor
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Publisher: Sound Diving Publications Second Edition . (2005)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Having dived for the first time in the sea on the Plymouth coast, I wanted to get a book so that I knew what the animals were instead of the usual "It was a big brown fish", or "large crab". I was attracted to this book due to the photographic reputation of Paul Naylor and I can say I wasn't disappointed. The book is broken down by animal group (sponges, worms, fish etc) and is packed with top quality colour photos. Each photo is accompanied by a well written description of the animal and in many cases details unique characteristics of each group, such as how sponges reproduce and how they defend themselves. For other animals Paul Naylor illustrates the animals life cycle, such as developing from eggs to planktonic larval stage to adult etc. I found this book educational and a very enjoyable read, worthy of a space on your bookshelf, if you manage to put it down that is.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Photograph Book 25 Feb 2009
By Amy
I can't really add to what others have said, It's a good book and the pictures are high quality. However from a Marine Biology undergrad perspective not enough species are covered for a comprehensive book. Still however a fantastic book with some amazing pictures!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 26 July 2008
By Minos
Really beautiful book with well written descriptions of the different animals. The pictures are really well done and it's an absorbing read. If you have any interest in underwater life then I would recommend this one fully.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best general guide to british waters 30 July 2011
I dive a lot around the british coast and have been on the lookout for a long time for a good, accurate, general guide to the marine species found around our islands. This book covers all the bases. The text is interesting and informative, common names are given for species where such names exist and the photos are beautiful. Animals are split into sensible taxonomic groups, a big help when filling out my seasearch dive survey forms, with clear colour coded corner tabs to easily find the right section. Obviously a book of this size cannot cover all of the UK's 7,000 or so marine species (I would suggest you look to Hayward and Ryland's Handbook of the Marine Fauna of NW Europe if you want a truly comprehensive and much more scientific guide) but at less than a quarter of the price, Naylor's guide is both excellent value for money and far easier to use as a reference guide. I couldn't recommend this book more highly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Edition 19 Aug 2005
While this book is great for the recreational diver, not by any means are all the brirish species encountered, but most of the bases are covered.
Please note that there is a 2nd edition out now for 10.50 on amazon (at time of writing)and 15.00 rrp
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great british marine animals 14 Dec 2005
this book is a damn good investment for any one interested in our cold but beautful waters
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 27 May 2014
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Great book with lots of information to help identify the creatures that you see when diving around the British Isles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good images 18 Feb 2014
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Could do with more info for the individual species, it can be a very basic book in places which is disappointing as there is a distinct lack of highly detailed marine identification books on British marine organisms.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb for identifying animals in our native waters
Very complete book with superb coluor photos. Highly recomended for those interested in British native marine life. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Great pictures, always dipping into it after diving, very informative and the pictures are clear, colourful and precise it makes you want to dive!
Published 6 months ago by P. Lathbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Marine animals
If your into SeaSearch this is a must have book to help your identification of the many animals and fish that abound our seas
Published 6 months ago by Kevin P. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Number One!
Brilliant book and reference guide for lay people or scientists alike,fabulous photographs and in depth knowledge just shine throughout this wonderful book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ruby
5.0 out of 5 stars British Life Under the Sea
The item arrived pretty quick. It is an excellent guide if your thinking about diving or even snorkelling in the Great 'warm' British sea. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Phirrip
5.0 out of 5 stars Great British Marine Animals
Amazing book, very clear and lots of detail, fab pictures... loved it! Definately the best marine book for the British waters especially for coastal areas in the south. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Venezia66
5.0 out of 5 stars If you live in the UK and visit our shores then you need this.
Brilliant, fantastic photography, scientific but easy to read, a warm and fuzzy feeling book with plenty of detail and a cracking insight into the underwater world that surrounds... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. P. S. Masterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
I have just purchased this book as I live in Wembury on the South Devoncoast and want to learn more about my close neighbours! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs Susan E Carlyon
Since I dive in British waters all year round - I find this book immensely helpful
when I need to record correct names to what I have viewed. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Olwen A. McConnell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book very useful!
Great book easy to follow has good images to help with identification. Bought on recommendation by many people and im not dissapointed; very useful!!
Published 16 months ago by C. Martin
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