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Red Sea Reef Guide Hardcover – 1 Sep 2000


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  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Circle Publishing (1 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953891909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953891900
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 494,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Sep 2005
Format: Hardcover
For a fresh amateur SCUBA diver the variety of fish life in the Red Sea is all but numbing the senses. But soon enough you see there is some logic to the Darwinian evolutionary madness, and you want to know what all those fish really are - that's when you start looking for field guides. Having bought, and quickly forgotten, several I finally found this one, which has since stayed a true and trusted travel companion to Egypt.
Debelius Red Sea Reef Guide (and indeed its sibling covering the Indian Ocean) has several real strengths and no significant drawbacks - except perhaps weight, 0.9 kg is just more than marginal if you want to travel light, and the indices, more on that later.
The choice of species included is accurate - unlike some other guides, you have a good chance of finding what you are looking for. Most of the species are fish (including sharks and rays), but also arthropods (shrimps, lobsters), molluscs, flatworms, corals, sea stars, sea urchins, reptiles and a few mammals are covered to a degree, though far from fully. Naturally they are all sorted according to families and species. All in all something like 800 - 900 species.
The photos are crisp and clear, portraying the specimens in a way so you can recognize them. A small number of photos are full page, but the majority are appr 9X6 cm (three descriptions to a page) with a few additional smaller ones illustrating varieties.
The descriptions are generelly brief, of course, but well written. Scientific names are always included.
Spread through the book are about a dozen "picture stories", 1 - 3 pages each on subjects such as "To eat or to be eaten", "Stinging protectors" and "Acid attack by night".
The book is structured according to scientific classification.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Cornishman on 12 July 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you're only going to buy one fish guide to the Red Sea, bite the bullet and buy this one. On every Red Sea dive boat I've been on this is the book that everybody makes a beeline for after the dive! First class pictures, not just of fish but coral, invertebrates and all. And a dozen or so "picture stories" on topics relating to the area. A must if you relly want to know what you're looking at down there.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By halibut@blueyonder.co.uk on 13 Nov 2001
Format: Hardcover
As with all his previous books this book provides the reader with a wonderful array of pictures taken of the animal alive and in its natural habitat. Well laid out and easy to locate species. A must for any diver or snorkeler visiting the Red Sea
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 May 2003
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book upon returning from my second dive trip to the Red Sea - I wish I'd bought it before my first! The good quality photographs make it really easy to identify all that you've seen on your dives and there are interesting facts & stories dotted in between the references which make good reading.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Sagar Karandikar on 4 Nov 2007
Format: Hardcover
Before going to the Red sea, I read good reviews on this book, and so bought it. I found it extremly useful. I was going to the Red sea for the first time, and I can't think of any fish that I saw and was not shown in the book. The down side is the index at the end.Say you want to look for a Grouper, and you are not sure of it's type, then ideally the index should be listed as
Grouper, marbled.
Grouper, peacock
Grouper, Potato etc .
However in the book it is listed with all the first adjectives of the fish name, which makes it difficult to use the index.
Also it is difficult to know why the fish groups are sequenced in the particular way. Unless you are a Marine Biology student, all the scientific approach of listing doesn't help.
I would have rather listed the fish as 'Mainly Red' 'Yellow' , 'mainly yellow' etc which would make it easier to use!
The info about the formation of the red sea is very useful, given at the begining of the book.
Since it was my 1st trip, I was too usy watching the fish, and so I havent really studied the corals! I therefore dont know if its the best book to see corals in the red sea.
The book devotes many pages to molluscs and nudibranch which are not really seen that often.
All in all I think it is a very good purchase. I must also add that all my instructors too were using the same book for their own refernce.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Duncan on 16 Jan 2007
Format: Hardcover
I've been to the Red Sea about 10 times now and bought this book about 7 years ago after I saw a copy of it on a boat. This is THE book to buy if you're interested in fish id. The biggest problem I have is trying to find it when I take it on trips - everyone wants to borrow it!!! Yep, it's quite expensive, but it is simply is the best fish id book for the Red Sea!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Wyatt on 25 Oct 2006
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book after my first diving holiday in Egypt.

The outfit we were diving with had supplied a copy for use on the book, and I spent so much time looking through it trying to identify what I had just seen that I knew I had to get my own copy.

My copy now travels with me on all my trips to Egypt, although I rairly get chance to look at it myself as everyone else on the boat is borrowing it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 April 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book rates alongside the log book as the most essential item of on board reading for the sport diver. The pictures are an excellent to recognition of the wonderful marine life and even includes numerous pictures of juveniles. Some of the shots are simply breathtaking and a source of inspiration for any underwater photographer.
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