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The Best Books About Coral Reefs

May 17, 2017

“What are the best books about Coral Reefs?” We looked at 235 of the top Coral Reef books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

Coral Reefs, and the Great Barrier Reef in particular, are going the way of the Dodo. And by “Going the way of the Dodo” we of course mean that humans are stupidly killing it. We aggregated together over 200 books to help better inform anyone on the endangered life filled oasis that is coral reefs. The top 35 titles, all appearing on 2 or more lists, are ranked below with images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 200 titles, as well as the lists we used, are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 35 Coral Reef Books



35 .) A Coral Reef Handbook: A Guide to the Fauna, Flora and Geology of Heron Island and Adjacent Reefs and Cays by Patricia Mather and Isobel Bennett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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34 .) An Essential Guide to Coral Reef Fishes and Invertebrates by Michael Aw with Sara Baggott

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • Underwater

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33 .) Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History by Eric Borneman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Saltwater Smarts
  • Oceans

“Keeping live corals has been likened to “”Bonsai for the Cousteau generation”” and “”the ultimate underwater gardening experience.”” Beautiful, bizarre, and among nature’s most colorful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in tens of thousands of home saltwater aquariums.
For the first time, master aquarist Eric Borneman offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and fully illustrated guide to appropriate aquarium species, including a diversity of soft corals, as well as popular and rare large-polyp and small-polyp stony corals. World-class photographs and text reviewed by leading coral biologists and coral keepers guides the reader through the selection and husbandry of hundreds of species.”

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32 .) Australias Great Barrier Reef by Isobel Bennett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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31 .) The Australian Great Barrier Reef in colour by Keith Gillett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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30 .) Bibliography of the Great Barrier Reef province by Edgar Frankel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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29 .) Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific by Terrence M. Gosliner

Lists It Appears On:

  • National Geographic
  • Oceans

This new field guide will describe approximately l,000 species of invertebrates and tunicates that are found in the Central and Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. The narrative for each species will include a description of the animal and discuss its natural history and distribution. The photographs for this field guide have been contributed by 36 of the world’s best underwater photographers.

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28 .) Coral Reefs by Gail Gibbons

Lists It Appears On:

  • Aqua
  • Alibris

Marine biologists believe coral reefs existed 400 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Today this active environment is home to about 20,000 kinds of brilliantly coloured corals, plants, and animals-more sea creatures than are found anywhere else in the world. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is so large that astronauts can see it from outer space! But what is life like in a coral reef? What do corals eat? Why are corals more colourful at nighttime? Children will enjoy Gibbon’s informative text and clear, detailed illustrations on this journey into the unique lives of coral reefs.

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27 .) Coral Reefs by Jason Chin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Aqua
  • Alibris

“During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there.

Coral Reefs by Jason Chin plunges readers into the ocean with incredible facts about fish, coral reefs and marine life. Readers will experience the ocean like they never have before in this stunning picture book full of breathtaking illustrations.

Chin’s approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.”

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26 .) Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas by Forest Rohwer, Merry Youle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Nova
  • Alibris

For millennia, coral reefs have flourished as one of the planet’s most magnificent natural wonders. As Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem-surpassing even the rainforests-they are home to a cooperative network ranging from immense fish to sunlight-capturing algae to invisible microbes. Just how critical the microbes in particular are for coral reef health is finally understood thanks to recent discoveries. Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas is the first book to unveil the complete story of how these relationships uphold coral reef health and what impact human activity has on this delicate balance.

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25 .) CORAL REEFS. NATURE’S WONDERS by Walter and Jean Deas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Underwater
  • Oceans

“An introduction to the coral reef biology and ecology in a full-color identification guide to the better-known corals of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic.

Corals have for too long been regarded as interesting natural mementos, usually put on display on a shelf or in a glass cabinet, rather than as living animals, part of a captivating and delicately balanced ecological system. Today, scuba diving has provided a way for naturalists to study coral reefs as living ecological communities and for the sport diver to recognise many corals that were only known as dead display specimens.

True reef-building corals are limited in geographical distribution to the clear, warm sunlit waters of the tropical oceans. There are countless reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest, and most spectacular, coral reef province in the world. About 2000 kilometres long and located on Queensland’s continental shelf, it is made up of over 2900 individual coral reefs composed mainly of consolidated limestone debris formed from calcium carbonate with living corals on its surface. They vary in size, form and type, and the coral reef could be considered as the marine counterpart of a tropical rain forest. “

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24 .) Veron: Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific by J.E.N.Veron

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • Classic Dive Books

The first reference of its kind, this book represents good biology, well-founded systematics, accessible biogeography, geological history of corals, and one of the finest collections of coral photographs to be found anywhere. Hailed as the single most important reference on reef corals, this book is useful in describing corals in all areas of Oceania and Southeast Asia. It provides a means of identifying almost 1,000 species of coral, a reliable nomenclature, up-to-date information on distribution and abundance, and authoritative notes on structure and biology.

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23 .) CORALS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF by Photography by Walter Deas. Text by Steve Domm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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22 .) Corals of the World, Vols. 1–3 by John E. Veron

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • Encyclopedia

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21 .) Discover the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by Compiled by Lesley Murdoch, Great Barraier Reef Marine Park Authority

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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20 .) Diving the World’s Coral Reefs by Jack Jackson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dive Style
  • Oceans

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19 .) Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea by John E. Randall

Lists It Appears On:

  • National Geographic
  • Classic Dive Books

This is a long-overdue revision and expansion of what has become a classic book in marine literature. This lavishly illustrated volume provides exhaustive coverage of more than 90 percent of the region’s reef fishes. Every species is thoroughly illustrated, including photographs of the juvenile, female and male in species that vary in appearance during their development. Besides the wide array of underwater and diagnostic laboratory photographs, the book also contains seven plates painted by the talented natural-history artist Roger Swainston. With an additional 32 pages and 90 photos (covering 60 new species in all), this revised and expanded edition will enable even a beginning layman to identify most of the region’s reef fishes. Divers, anglers, underwater naturalists and professional biologists are equally catered to.

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18 .) Great Barrier Reef by Reader’s Digest

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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17 .) The Great Barrier Reef by William J. Dakin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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16 .) GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK AUTHORITY – WORKSHOP ON THE NORTHERN SECTOR OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

 

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • Classic Dive Books

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15 .) Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide by Dr Gerald Allen & Roger Steene

Lists It Appears On:

  • Underwater
  • Oceans

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14 .) Life and Death of Coral Reefs by Charles Birkeland

Lists It Appears On:

  • Alibris
  • Nova

Charles Birkeland Living coral is a thin veneer, measured in millimeters. Yet this thin film of living tissue has shaped the face of the Earth by creating limestone structures sometimes over 1,300 m thick from the surface down to its base on volcanic rock (Enewetak Atoll), or over 2,000 km long (Great Barrier Reef). About half the world’s coastlines are in the tropics and about a third of the tropical coastlines are made of coral reef. Archipelagoes of hundreds of atolls such as the Marshalls, the Maldives, the Tuamotus, and most of the Carolines and Kiribati have been fonned by coral. In addition to enlarging high islands (such as the entire northern end of Guam) and extending and protecting coastlines, ancient biogenic reefs have fonned even larger areas on the present continents.

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13 .) Life in a Coral Reef by Wendy Pfeffer, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Aqua
  • Alibris

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12 .) On the Barrier Reef by S.Elliott Napier

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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11 .) The Great Barrier Reef by Craig McGregor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • Classic Dive Books

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10 .) The Great Barrier Reef by Isobel Bennett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • Classic Dive Books

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9 .) THE GREAT BARRIER REEF – A Diver’s Guide by Peter Saenger

 

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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8 .) THE GREAT BARRIER REEF – A Guide to the Reef, Its Islands, and Resorts by David Heenan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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7 .) THE GREAT BARRIER REEF – FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE by David Lawrence, Richard Kenchington, Simon Woodley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • Classic Dive Books

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6 .) The Great Barrier Reef and Adjacent Isles by Keith Gillett, and Frank McNeill

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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5 .) The Greenpeace Book of Coral Reefs by Sue Well and Nick Hann

Lists It Appears On:

  • National Geographic
  • Encyclopedia

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4 .) Tropical Reef Life by Michael Aw

Lists It Appears On:

  • Underwater
  • Oceans

This is not only an in-depth marine awareness and identification book but is a comedy, tragedy and drama all rolled into one. Unlike other mind numbing marine reference books, this discovery guide puts life on the reef into human terms. Here corals become communist foul mouths, sea cucumbers are turned into hovering vacuums, sea stars are the ultimate Spiderman and sex life with a sponge is depicted as a hot and steamy night with a pin cushion. With more than 500 pictures this book is not only informative but is fun to read as it probes into the lifestyle, bizarre sex lives and habitats of life on the reef.

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3 .) Under the Great Barrier Reef by Richard Lurie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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2 .) Wonders of the Great Barrier reef by T.C.Roughley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic Dive Books
  • Oceans

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1 .) What is Natural? Coral Reef Crisis by Jan Sapp

Lists It Appears On:

  • Oceans
  • National Geographic
  • Alibris

“During the late 1960s and 1970s, massive herds of poisonous crown-of-thorns starfish suddenly began to infest coral reef communities around the world, leaving in their wake devastation comparable to a burnt-out rainforest. In What is Natural?, Jan Sapp both examines this ecological catastrophe and captures the intense debate among scientists about what caused the crisis, and how it should be handled.
The crown-of-thorns story takes readers on tropical expeditions around the world, and into both marine laboratories and government committees, where scientists rigorously search for answers to the many profound questions surrounding this event. Were these fierce starfish outbreaks the kind of manmade disaster heralded by such environmentalists as Rachel Carson in Silent Spring? Indeed, discussions of the cause of the starfish plagues have involved virtually every environmental issue of our timeover-fishing, pesticide use, atomic testing, rain forest depletion, and over-population, but many marine biologists maintain that the epidemic is a natural feature of coral-reef life, an ecological “”balance of nature”” that should not to be tampered with until we know the scientific truth of the crisis. But should we search for the scientific truth before taking action? And what if an environmental emergency cannot wait for a rigorous scientific search for “”the truth?”””

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The Additional Best Great Barrier Reef Books



 

# Book Author Lists
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
36 ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! : descubriendo el bosque nublado Lulu Delacre Aqua
37 2002 Sea Shells – Neville Coleman’s Catalogue of Indo-Pacific Mollusca Underwater
38 A Bird is a Bird Lizzy Rockwell Aqua
39 A Field Guide to Coral Reefs Roger Tory Peterson Nova
40 A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula, author Georgina Jones Annatjie Rademeyer Dive Style
41 A field guide to the marine invertebrates of South Australia Underwater
42 A Journey through the world’s oceans Paul Horsman (New Holland Publishers) Dive Style
43 A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CORAL REEF Charles Sheppard Oceans
44 A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia Underwater
45 A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life of Australia Underwater
46 A Place for Fish Melissa Stewart Aqua
47 A YEAR ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF A Story of Corals and of the Greatest of Their Creations. C.M.Yonge Classic Dive Books
48 A-z of Sharks and Rays Underwater
49 Acropora Staghorn Corals Underwater
50 Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change Tim R. McClanahan; Joshua E. Cinner Questia
51 Amazing Facts about Australian Marine Fishes Underwater
52 Amazing Facts about Australian Marine Life Underwater
53 America’s Coral Reefs: Awash with Problems; Government Must Acknowledge the Magnitude of the Crisis and Fully Engage the Scientific and Conservation Communities in Efforts to Solve It Agardy, Tund Questia
54 AUSTRALIA’S CORAL REALM Classic Dive Books
55 AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEF Neil McLeod, Neville Coleman and Jim Howes Oceans
56 AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEF A Handbook on the Corals, Shells, Crabs, Larger Animals and Birds, with some remarks on the Reef’s place in History Classic Dive Books
57 AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEF A Handbook on the Corals, Shells, Crabs, Larger Animals and Birds, with some remarks on the Reef’s place in History. Vincent Serventy Oceans
58 Australian Marine Life Underwater
59 Australian Sea Critters Fact File – kids book Underwater
60 Australian Sea Fishes Fact File – kids book Underwater
61 Australian Sea Mammals Fact File – kids book Underwater
62 Australian Sharks and Rays Fact File – kids book Underwater
63 BARRIER REEF DAYS William Hatfield Classic Dive Books
64 Beneath North Sulawe Sea Michael AW Reviewed by Amilda Boshoff Dive Style
65 Book of Coral Propagation: Reef Gardening for Aquarists Anthony Calfo Saltwater Smarts
66 Breathe Scott Magoon Aqua
67 Bring on the Birds Susan Stockdale Aqua
68 Caribbean Reef Plants Dianne S. Littler and Mark M. Littler Encyclopedia
69 Cephalopods a World Guide Underwater
70 Coastal Fishes Of The Cape Peninsula And False Bay Guido Zsilavecz Dive Style
71 Colorful Coral Reefs Thea Feldman Alibris
72 Complete Diving Manual Jack Jackson. Published by New Holland Publishers Dive Style
73 Coral Finder – BYO Guides Underwater
74 Coral Fish – Life series Underwater
75 CORAL KINGDOMS Carl Roessler Oceans
76 Coral reef Donald M. Silver Alibris
77 Coral Reef Conservation Isabelle Côté Nova
78 Coral Reef Ecology Yuri I. Sorokin Nova
79 Coral Reefs Kristin Rattini Alibris
80 Coral Reefs Seymour Simon Alibris
81 CORAL REEFS – CITIES UNDER SEA Richard C. Murphy Oceans
82 CORAL REEFS – NATURE’S RICHEST REALM Roger Steene Classic Dive Books
83 Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico John W. Tunnell Nova
84 CORAL REEFS Subtitle: A Global View by Diver and Aquarist Les Holliday Les Holliday Classic Dive Books
85 Coral Reefs under Threat McKeown, Alice Questia
86 Coral Reefs: Ecology, Threats… Charles Sheppard Alibris
87 CORAL SEA REEF GUIDE. Bob Halstead Oceans
88 CORALS – INDO-PACIFIC FIELD GUIDE Harry Erhardt & Daniel Knop Oceans
89 Crabs and Crustaceans Underwater
90 Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Allies Underwater
91 Crustacea Guide of the World Underwater
92 Die Afrikaanse Skuba Duiker Die Afrikaanse Skuba Duiker Dive Style
93 Dive In Style Tim Simond. Published by Thames & Hudson Dive Style
94 Diversity in Tropical Rain Forests and Coral Reefs Joseph H. Connell Encyclopedia
95 Diving & Snorkelling South Africa, Lonely Planet Fiona McIntosh Dive Style
96 DIVING THE RAINBOW REEFS Adventures of an Underwater Photographer. Paul S. Auerbach, MD Oceans
97 Don’t Climb Kilimanjaro Fiona McIntosh and Tim Richman (Two Dogs) Dive Style
98 Ecosystems of Florida – Coral Reefs Walter C. Jaap and Pamela Hallock Encyclopedia
99 Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences Marshall Cavendish Questia
100 Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs Guy Cabioch Nova
101 Environment and Tourism Andrew Holden Questia
102 EXPLORING AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEF Lester Cannon and Mark Goyen Oceans
103 Exploring Shipwrecks Underwater
104 Extreme Coral Reef! Melissa Stewart Alibris
105 Field Guide to Australian Sharks and Rays Underwater
106 Field Guide to Coral Reefs of… Eugene H. Kaplan Alibris
107 Field Guide to the Tropical Fish of Australia Underwater
108 Fish Facts Geoff Swinney Aqua
109 Following Papa’s Song Gianna Marino Aqua
110 Frog Song Brenda Z. Guiberson Aqua
111 Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights W.H. Beck Aqua
112 Going Down Amanda Ursell, New Holland Publishing Dive Style
113 GREAT BARRIER REEF Neville Coleman Oceans
114 Great Barrier Reef Finder – BYO Guides Underwater
115 GREAT BARRIER REEF: DIVING GUIDE Roberto Rinaldo Classic Dive Books
116 Great White and Eminent Grey by Chris Fallows Great White and Eminent Grey by Chris Fallows Dive Style
117 Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia Underwater
118 Here is the Coral Reef Madeleine Dunphy Dunphy Alibris
119 High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs Lisa Kahn Schnell Aqua
120 How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch Aqua
121 I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean Kevin Sherry Aqua
122 Identification of coral reef sponges E.R. Gammill Nova
123 Ikan Reef and Marine Field Guides: The underwater world at your finger tips Ikan Reef and Marine Field Guides: The underwater world at your finger tips Dive Style
124 Impacts of Climate Change on Coral Reefs and the Marine Environment Creary, Marcia Questia
125 In Hot Water: Global Warming Takes a Toll on Coral Reefs Schmidt, Charles W Questia
126 Indian Ocean Reef Guide: A comprehensive marine who Indian Ocean Reef Guide: A comprehensive marine who Dive Style
127 Indo-Pacific Sea Fishes – Northern Australia – Great Barrier Reef Underwater
128 Inside a Coral Reef Carole Telford, Rod Theodorou Alibris
129 Journey Into the Deep: discovering new ocean creatures Rebecca L. Johnson Aqua
130 LA GRANDE BARRIERE DE CORAIL. Bernard Gorsky Classic Dive Books
131 Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle Claire A. Nivola Aqua
132 Life-Saving Products Form Coral Reefs: Coral Reefs Are Storehouses of Genetic Resources with Vast Medicinal Potential, but They Must Be Properly Managed. (Perspectives) Bruckner, Andrew W Questia
133 LIVING CORALS B.Robin, C.Petron,C.Rives Oceans
134 LIVING REEFS OF THE INDO PACIFIC – Rob van der Loos Oceans
135 Looking Closely Along the Shore Frank Serafini Aqua
136 Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau Jennifer Berne Aqua
137 Manual Of Freediving – Underwater on a single breath Umberto Pelizzari & Stefano Tovaglieri (Idelson Gnocchi 2004) Dive Style
138 Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species Scott Michael Saltwater Smarts
139 Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species Ronald Shimek Saltwater Smarts
140 Marine Shells of South Africa Douw G Steyn and Markus Lussi(Published by: Ecogilde, 1998) Dive Style
141 Marine Species Guide Slate William Kingston Dive Style
142 Mask defogging Dive Style
143 Mister Seahorse Eric Carle Aqua
144 Monitoring Coral Reefs for Global Change John C. Pernetta Nova
145 My Visit to the Aquarium Aliki Aqua
146 Nudibranch Behavior Underwater
147 Nudibranchs and Sea snails Underwater
148 Nudibranchs Encyclopedia – Catalogue of Asia / Indo Pacific Sea Slugs Underwater
149 Nudibranchs of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay Guido Zsilavecz Dive Style
150 Nudibranchs of the World Underwater
151 Ocean: The world’s last wilderness revealed Fabien Cousteau. Dive Style
152 Oceanic Wilderness Roger Steene Alibris
153 Octopus Alone Divya Srinivasan Aqua
154 Octopuses One to Ten Ellen Jackson Aqua
155 Octopuses!: strange and wonderful Laurence Pringle Aqua
156 One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia Miranda Paul Aqua
157 One Well: The Story of Water on Earth Rochelle Strauss Aqua
158 Otters Love to Play Jonathan London Aqua
159 Out of the Blue Paul Horsman (New Holland Publishers) Dive Style
160 Palaces Under the Sea: A… Joe Strykowski, Rena M Bonem Alibris
161 PERSPECTIVES ON CORAL REEF Edited by D.J.Barnes Oceans
162 Power Balance – performance technology Dive Style
163 Puffin Peter Petr Horáček Aqua
164 Raising the Dead – A true story of death and survival Phillip Finch Dive Style
165 Reef Scubazoo (Photographer) Alibris
166 Reef Coral Identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas Paul Humann; Ned DeLoach Nova
167 Reef Creature Identification – Tropical Pacific Underwater
168 Reef Creature Identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas 2nd Edition Paul Humann Nova
169 Reef Finder – BYO Guides Underwater
170 Reef Fish Identification – Tropical Pacific Underwater
171 Reef Fish in-a-pocket – Tropical Pacific Underwater
172 Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral Reefs Dirk Bryant National Geographic
173 Saving the Rainforests of the Sea: An Analysis of International Efforts to Conserve Coral Reefs Mulhall, Marjorie Questia
174 Science Comics: Coral Reefs:… Maris Wicks Alibris
175 Sea Fishes of Southern Australia Underwater
176 Sea Stars – Echinoderms of the Asia Indo-Pacific Underwater
177 Seahorses and their Relatives Underwater
178 Sharks – Life series Underwater
179 Sharks & Rays of Australia, Green Guide Underwater
180 Sharks and Rays of Australia Underwater
181 Sodwana Bay 2 Mile Reef Dive Guide Francess McKelson, Patrick Armstrong, Davin McKelson, published by Reefmappers International Dive Style
182 SOFT CORALS AND SEA FANS A Comprehensive Guide to the Tropical shallow-water genera of the Central-West Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Katharina Fabricius and Philip Alderslade Oceans
183 Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor Robert Burleigh Aqua
184 South Africa’s Great White Shark Thomas P Peschak & Michael C Scholl Dive Style
185 STAGHORN CORALS – ACROPORA. Dr Carden Wallac and Michel Aw Oceans
186 STAGHORN CORALS OF THE WORLD Carden Wallace Oceans
187 Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish Janet Halfmann Aqua
188 State of Coral Reefs Management: Case Study of Okinawa Island, Japan Mahichi, Faezeh; Arii, Ken; Sanga-Ngoie, Kazadi; Kobayashi, Shoko Questia
189 Stellaluna Janell Cannon Aqua
190 The Art of Diving – An adventure in the underwater world Nick Hanna Dive Style
191 THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF IN COLOUR Keith Gillett Oceans
192 The Avant-Garde Marine Aquarist: A 60-Year History of Fishkeeping Paul “Paul B” Baldassano Saltwater Smarts
193 The Biology of Coral Reefs Charles R C Sheppard,Simon K Davy Alibris
194 The Conscientious Marine Aquarist Robert Fenner Saltwater Smarts
195 The Coral Reef Angelo Mojetta Alibris
196 The Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea Neville Coleman National Geographic
197 The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs Peter F. Sale Nova
198 The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms With Nature on the Coral Reef Osha Gray Davidson National Geographic
199 The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place, and Space C. Michael Hall; Stephen J. Page Questia
200 THE GREAT BARRIER REEF Allan Power Classic Dive Books
201 THE GREAT BARRIER REEF Eric Worrell Oceans
202 THE GREAT BARRIER REEF. A World Heritage National Park Gary Bell. Text by Tony Ayling Oceans
203 The Great White Shark Scientist Sy Montgomery Aqua
204 The Living Ocean: Understanding and Protecting Marine Biodiversity Boyce Thorne-Miller and John G. Catena Encyclopedia
205 The Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder Martin Moe Saltwater Smarts
206 The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea Brenda Z. Guiberson Aqua
207 The New Marine Aquarium Michael Paletta Saltwater Smarts
208 The Octonauts and the Great… Meomi Alibris
209 The Princeton Guide to Ecology Simon A. Levin Questia
210 The Reel Downfall of Reefs: Controlling Fishing to Save the Coral Reefs Pala, Christopher Questia
211 THE ROMANCE OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF Frank Reid. With illustrations by Geoffrey C. Ingleton Classic Dive Books
212 The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes Jay Hemdal Saltwater Smarts
213 The Sea Shells of Jeffreys Bay Douw G. Steyn and Elise j. Steyn (Eldolise Publishers, 1999) Dive Style
214 The Secret Pool Kimberly Ridley Aqua
215 The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs Charles Darwin Nova
216 TROPICAL PACIFIC INVERTEBRATES – A Field Guide to the Marine Invertebrates Occurring on Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs, Seagrass Beds and Mangroves. Partick L. Colin and Charles Arneson Oceans
217 Tropical Reef Fish Underwater
218 Turtles in My Sandbox Jennifer Keats Curtis Aqua
219 Two Oceans: A guide to the Marine Life Dive Style
220 Underwater Naturalist – Asia Pacific Marine Life Identification Underwater
221 Water and Light: A Diver’s… Stephen Harrigan Alibris
222 Water Can Be Laura Purdie Salas Aqua
223 Water Is Water Miranda Paul Aqua
224 Waterman’s Boy | Suspenso en la Bahía Susan Sharpe Aqua
225 We’re Roaming in the Rainforest Laurie Krebs Aqua
226 Wharton’s and Darwin’s Theories of Coral Reefs Davis, W. M Questia
227 What Happens to Our Trash? D.J. Ward Aqua
228 Where Is the Great Barrier… Nico Medina Alibris
229 Wild Australia Guide – Marine Fishes Underwater
230 Wild Australia Guide – Marine Life Underwater
231 Wild Australia Guide – Sea Mammals & where to watch them Underwater
232 Wild Australia Guide – Sharks & Rays Underwater
233 World Atlas of Coral Reefs Mark D. Spalding; Edmund P. Green; Corinna Ravilious Nova
234 World Atlas of Marine Fauna Underwater
235 World Atlas of Marine Fishes Underwater


11 Best Coral Reef Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
Alibris Best Selling Coral reef ecology Books
Aqua READ TO REEF BOOK LIST
Classic Dive Books Great Barrier Reef, coral reefs.
Dive Style Books
Encyclopedia Corals and Coral Reefs
National Geographic Great Barrier Reef
Nova Selected Coral Reef Books:
Oceans CORAL & TROPICAL REEFS, and their inhabitants.
Questia Coral Reefs
Saltwater Smarts Reliable Marine Aquarium Reference Sources
Underwater Identification Books

 

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