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“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



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
36¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! : descubriendo el bosque nubladoLulu DelacreAqua
372002 Sea Shells – Neville Coleman’s Catalogue of Indo-Pacific MolluscaUnderwater
38A Bird is a BirdLizzy RockwellAqua
39A Field Guide to Coral ReefsRoger Tory PetersonNova
40A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula, author Georgina JonesAnnatjie RademeyerDive Style
41A field guide to the marine invertebrates of South AustraliaUnderwater
42A Journey through the world’s oceansPaul Horsman (New Holland Publishers)Dive Style
43A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CORAL REEFCharles SheppardOceans
44A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of AustraliaUnderwater
45A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life of AustraliaUnderwater
46A Place for FishMelissa StewartAqua
47A YEAR ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF A Story of Corals and of the Greatest of Their Creations.C.M.YongeClassic Dive Books
48A-z of Sharks and RaysUnderwater
49Acropora Staghorn CoralsUnderwater
50Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate ChangeTim R. McClanahan; Joshua E. CinnerQuestia
51Amazing Facts about Australian Marine FishesUnderwater
52Amazing Facts about Australian Marine LifeUnderwater
53America’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 ItAgardy, TundQuestia
54AUSTRALIA’S CORAL REALMClassic Dive Books
55AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEFNeil McLeod, Neville Coleman and Jim HowesOceans
56AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEF A Handbook on the Corals, Shells, Crabs, Larger Animals and Birds, with some remarks on the Reef’s place in HistoryClassic Dive Books
57AUSTRALIA’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 ServentyOceans
58Australian Marine LifeUnderwater
59Australian Sea Critters Fact File – kids bookUnderwater
60Australian Sea Fishes Fact File – kids bookUnderwater
61Australian Sea Mammals Fact File – kids bookUnderwater
62Australian Sharks and Rays Fact File – kids bookUnderwater
63BARRIER REEF DAYSWilliam HatfieldClassic Dive Books
64Beneath North Sulawe SeaMichael AW Reviewed by Amilda BoshoffDive Style
65Book of Coral Propagation: Reef Gardening for AquaristsAnthony CalfoSaltwater Smarts
66BreatheScott MagoonAqua
67Bring on the BirdsSusan StockdaleAqua
68Caribbean Reef PlantsDianne S. Littler and Mark M. LittlerEncyclopedia
69Cephalopods a World GuideUnderwater
70Coastal Fishes Of The Cape Peninsula And False BayGuido ZsilaveczDive Style
71Colorful Coral ReefsThea FeldmanAlibris
72Complete Diving ManualJack Jackson. Published by New Holland PublishersDive Style
73Coral Finder – BYO GuidesUnderwater
74Coral Fish – Life seriesUnderwater
75CORAL KINGDOMSCarl RoesslerOceans
76Coral reefDonald M. SilverAlibris
77Coral Reef ConservationIsabelle CôtéNova
78Coral Reef EcologyYuri I. SorokinNova
79Coral ReefsKristin RattiniAlibris
80Coral ReefsSeymour SimonAlibris
81CORAL REEFS – CITIES UNDER SEARichard C. MurphyOceans
82CORAL REEFS – NATURE’S RICHEST REALMRoger SteeneClassic Dive Books
83Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of MexicoJohn W. TunnellNova
84CORAL REEFS Subtitle: A Global View by Diver and Aquarist Les HollidayLes HollidayClassic Dive Books
85Coral Reefs under ThreatMcKeown, AliceQuestia
86Coral Reefs: Ecology, Threats…Charles SheppardAlibris
87CORAL SEA REEF GUIDE.Bob HalsteadOceans
88CORALS – INDO-PACIFIC FIELD GUIDEHarry Erhardt & Daniel KnopOceans
89Crabs and CrustaceansUnderwater
90Crabs, Hermit Crabs and AlliesUnderwater
91Crustacea Guide of the WorldUnderwater
92Die Afrikaanse Skuba DuikerDie Afrikaanse Skuba DuikerDive Style
93Dive In StyleTim Simond. Published by Thames & HudsonDive Style
94Diversity in Tropical Rain Forests and Coral ReefsJoseph H. ConnellEncyclopedia
95Diving & Snorkelling South Africa, Lonely PlanetFiona McIntoshDive Style
96DIVING THE RAINBOW REEFS Adventures of an Underwater Photographer.Paul S. Auerbach, MDOceans
97Don’t Climb KilimanjaroFiona McIntosh and Tim Richman (Two Dogs)Dive Style
98Ecosystems of Florida – Coral ReefsWalter C. Jaap and Pamela HallockEncyclopedia
99Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical SciencesMarshall CavendishQuestia
100Encyclopedia of Modern Coral ReefsGuy CabiochNova
101Environment and TourismAndrew HoldenQuestia
102EXPLORING AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEFLester Cannon and Mark GoyenOceans
103Exploring ShipwrecksUnderwater
104Extreme Coral Reef!Melissa StewartAlibris
105Field Guide to Australian Sharks and RaysUnderwater
106Field Guide to Coral Reefs of…Eugene H. KaplanAlibris
107Field Guide to the Tropical Fish of AustraliaUnderwater
108Fish FactsGeoff SwinneyAqua
109Following Papa’s SongGianna MarinoAqua
110Frog SongBrenda Z. GuibersonAqua
111Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-LightsW.H. BeckAqua
112Going DownAmanda Ursell, New Holland PublishingDive Style
113GREAT BARRIER REEFNeville ColemanOceans
114Great Barrier Reef Finder – BYO GuidesUnderwater
115GREAT BARRIER REEF: DIVING GUIDERoberto RinaldoClassic Dive Books
116Great White and Eminent Grey by Chris FallowsGreat White and Eminent Grey by Chris FallowsDive Style
117Guide to Sea Fishes of AustraliaUnderwater
118Here is the Coral ReefMadeleine Dunphy DunphyAlibris
119High Tide for Horseshoe CrabsLisa Kahn SchnellAqua
120How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global WarmingLynne Cherry and Gary BraaschAqua
121I’m the Biggest Thing in the OceanKevin SherryAqua
122Identification of coral reef spongesE.R. GammillNova
123Ikan Reef and Marine Field Guides: The underwater world at your finger tipsIkan Reef and Marine Field Guides: The underwater world at your finger tipsDive Style
124Impacts of Climate Change on Coral Reefs and the Marine EnvironmentCreary, MarciaQuestia
125In Hot Water: Global Warming Takes a Toll on Coral ReefsSchmidt, Charles WQuestia
126Indian Ocean Reef Guide: A comprehensive marine whoIndian Ocean Reef Guide: A comprehensive marine whoDive Style
127Indo-Pacific Sea Fishes – Northern Australia – Great Barrier ReefUnderwater
128Inside a Coral ReefCarole Telford, Rod TheodorouAlibris
129Journey Into the Deep: discovering new ocean creaturesRebecca L. JohnsonAqua
130LA GRANDE BARRIERE DE CORAIL.Bernard GorskyClassic Dive Books
131Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia EarleClaire A. NivolaAqua
132Life-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 WQuestia
133LIVING CORALSB.Robin, C.Petron,C.RivesOceans
134LIVING REEFS OF THE INDO PACIFIC –Rob van der LoosOceans
135Looking Closely Along the ShoreFrank SerafiniAqua
136Manfish: A Story of Jacques CousteauJennifer BerneAqua
137Manual Of Freediving – Underwater on a single breathUmberto Pelizzari & Stefano Tovaglieri (Idelson Gnocchi 2004)Dive Style
138Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium SpeciesScott MichaelSaltwater Smarts
139Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium SpeciesRonald ShimekSaltwater Smarts
140Marine Shells of South AfricaDouw G Steyn and Markus Lussi(Published by: Ecogilde, 1998)Dive Style
141Marine Species Guide SlateWilliam KingstonDive Style
142Mask defoggingDive Style
143Mister SeahorseEric CarleAqua
144Monitoring Coral Reefs for Global ChangeJohn C. PernettaNova
145My Visit to the AquariumAlikiAqua
146Nudibranch BehaviorUnderwater
147Nudibranchs and Sea snailsUnderwater
148Nudibranchs Encyclopedia – Catalogue of Asia / Indo Pacific Sea SlugsUnderwater
149Nudibranchs of the Cape Peninsula and False BayGuido ZsilaveczDive Style
150Nudibranchs of the WorldUnderwater
151Ocean: The world’s last wilderness revealedFabien Cousteau.Dive Style
152Oceanic WildernessRoger SteeneAlibris
153Octopus AloneDivya SrinivasanAqua
154Octopuses One to TenEllen JacksonAqua
155Octopuses!: strange and wonderfulLaurence PringleAqua
156One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the GambiaMiranda PaulAqua
157One Well: The Story of Water on EarthRochelle StraussAqua
158Otters Love to PlayJonathan LondonAqua
159Out of the BluePaul Horsman (New Holland Publishers)Dive Style
160Palaces Under the Sea: A…Joe Strykowski, Rena M BonemAlibris
161PERSPECTIVES ON CORAL REEFEdited by D.J.BarnesOceans
162Power Balance – performance technologyDive Style
163Puffin PeterPetr HoráčekAqua
164Raising the Dead – A true story of death and survivalPhillip FinchDive Style
165ReefScubazoo (Photographer)Alibris
166Reef Coral Identification Florida Caribbean BahamasPaul Humann; Ned DeLoachNova
167Reef Creature Identification – Tropical PacificUnderwater
168Reef Creature Identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas 2nd EditionPaul HumannNova
169Reef Finder – BYO GuidesUnderwater
170Reef Fish Identification – Tropical PacificUnderwater
171Reef Fish in-a-pocket – Tropical PacificUnderwater
172Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral ReefsDirk BryantNational Geographic
173Saving the Rainforests of the Sea: An Analysis of International Efforts to Conserve Coral ReefsMulhall, MarjorieQuestia
174Science Comics: Coral Reefs:…Maris WicksAlibris
175Sea Fishes of Southern AustraliaUnderwater
176Sea Stars – Echinoderms of the Asia Indo-PacificUnderwater
177Seahorses and their RelativesUnderwater
178Sharks – Life seriesUnderwater
179Sharks & Rays of Australia, Green GuideUnderwater
180Sharks and Rays of AustraliaUnderwater
181Sodwana Bay 2 Mile Reef Dive GuideFrancess McKelson, Patrick Armstrong, Davin McKelson, published by Reefmappers InternationalDive Style
182SOFT 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 AldersladeOceans
183Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean FloorRobert BurleighAqua
184South Africa’s Great White SharkThomas P Peschak & Michael C SchollDive Style
185STAGHORN CORALS – ACROPORA.Dr Carden Wallac and Michel AwOceans
186STAGHORN CORALS OF THE WORLDCarden WallaceOceans
187Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a StarfishJanet HalfmannAqua
188State of Coral Reefs Management: Case Study of Okinawa Island, JapanMahichi, Faezeh; Arii, Ken; Sanga-Ngoie, Kazadi; Kobayashi, ShokoQuestia
189StellalunaJanell CannonAqua
190The Art of Diving – An adventure in the underwater worldNick HannaDive Style
191THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF IN COLOURKeith GillettOceans
192The Avant-Garde Marine Aquarist: A 60-Year History of FishkeepingPaul “Paul B” BaldassanoSaltwater Smarts
193The Biology of Coral ReefsCharles R C Sheppard,Simon K DavyAlibris
194The Conscientious Marine AquaristRobert FennerSaltwater Smarts
195The Coral ReefAngelo MojettaAlibris
196The Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral SeaNeville ColemanNational Geographic
197The Ecology of Fishes on Coral ReefsPeter F. SaleNova
198The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms With Nature on the Coral ReefOsha Gray DavidsonNational Geographic
199The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place, and SpaceC. Michael Hall; Stephen J. PageQuestia
200THE GREAT BARRIER REEFAllan PowerClassic Dive Books
201THE GREAT BARRIER REEFEric WorrellOceans
202THE GREAT BARRIER REEF. A World Heritage National ParkGary Bell. Text by Tony AylingOceans
203The Great White Shark ScientistSy MontgomeryAqua
204The Living Ocean: Understanding and Protecting Marine BiodiversityBoyce Thorne-Miller and John G. CatenaEncyclopedia
205The Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to BreederMartin MoeSaltwater Smarts
206The Most Amazing Creature in the SeaBrenda Z. GuibersonAqua
207The New Marine AquariumMichael PalettaSaltwater Smarts
208The Octonauts and the Great…MeomiAlibris
209The Princeton Guide to EcologySimon A. LevinQuestia
210The Reel Downfall of Reefs: Controlling Fishing to Save the Coral ReefsPala, ChristopherQuestia
211THE ROMANCE OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEFFrank Reid. With illustrations by Geoffrey C. IngletonClassic Dive Books
212The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine FishesJay HemdalSaltwater Smarts
213The Sea Shells of Jeffreys BayDouw G. Steyn and Elise j. Steyn (Eldolise Publishers, 1999)Dive Style
214The Secret PoolKimberly RidleyAqua
215The Structure and Distribution of Coral ReefsCharles DarwinNova
216TROPICAL PACIFIC INVERTEBRATES – A Field Guide to the Marine Invertebrates Occurring on Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs, Seagrass Beds and Mangroves.Partick L. Colin and Charles ArnesonOceans
217Tropical Reef FishUnderwater
218Turtles in My SandboxJennifer Keats CurtisAqua
219Two Oceans: A guide to the Marine LifeDive Style
220Underwater Naturalist – Asia Pacific Marine Life IdentificationUnderwater
221Water and Light: A Diver’s…Stephen HarriganAlibris
222Water Can BeLaura Purdie SalasAqua
223Water Is WaterMiranda PaulAqua
224Waterman’s Boy | Suspenso en la BahíaSusan SharpeAqua
225We’re Roaming in the RainforestLaurie KrebsAqua
226Wharton’s and Darwin’s Theories of Coral ReefsDavis, W. MQuestia
227What Happens to Our Trash?D.J. WardAqua
228Where Is the Great Barrier…Nico MedinaAlibris
229Wild Australia Guide – Marine FishesUnderwater
230Wild Australia Guide – Marine LifeUnderwater
231Wild Australia Guide – Sea Mammals & where to watch themUnderwater
232Wild Australia Guide – Sharks & RaysUnderwater
233World Atlas of Coral ReefsMark D. Spalding; Edmund P. Green; Corinna RaviliousNova
234World Atlas of Marine FaunaUnderwater
235World Atlas of Marine FishesUnderwater


11 Best Coral Reef Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
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