books are all NEW but we have only one, or just a few copies, in stock.
They are out-of-print titles (as far as we know), so the opportunity to
purchase new copies will pass once these have been sold, and they will
only be available on the second-hand market. Some books may be reprinted,
eventually. All books are hardcover unless specified otherwise. The following
list is in alphabetic order of book title.
titles are listed at the end of this catalog, or indicated as SOLD withn
the main list.
expediency, when ordering, please indicate that you saw the book in the
GUIDE TO THE HARD CORALS OF THAI WATERS
Campbell. $24.00. A detailed work, with an excellent
introduction on cporal reef structure and the coral polyp. Excellent and
useful guide. Hardcover, 166 pages.
NATURAL HISTORY OF SHELLS
J. Vermeij. $45.00. An authoratitive work on the natural history of molluscs,
indicating their construction, mechanics, etc.Hardr, dustjacket, 208 pages,
UNDERSEA GUIDE TO HAWAI'I.
Fielding and Ed Robinson. $36. Fishes, invertebrates, mammals of Hawai'i;
formation of coral reefs. Hardcover, dustjacket, 156 pages, full colour.
KEEPING .... EASY AS A.B.C.
Weiss. $18. Large format, 112 pages, softcover. All the information required
to staart and stock an aquarium in the home.
Roland Hughes $48.00. An excellent book for the marine naturalist with
chapters written by experts in their field. Fine photography. Large format,
full colour, hardback with dustjacket, 264 pages.
SEAFOOD - GREEK ISLANDS STYLE.
Morrisey. $24. Hard, 136 p, some colour. Great, imaginative recipe, with
colour photographs and line drawings. Note-the only copy we have left is
new but has a faded cover due to shelf storage.
Cohen (Stock is slightly damaged on corners). $14.95
excellent guide. Hard, 184p, full colour with aerial photographs and chart
- ISLAND OF FIREWALKERS.
A detailed guide on this incredible act by people form one of the best
dive locations in the world. Soft, 160p.
ISLAND IN ANTARCTIC WATERS.
F.Parmelee $38.00. Bird life (and the adventures of the artist/ornithologist/author)
in the South Georgia Group. Includes Shags, Stinkers, and Skuas. Many mono
photographs and coloured drawings. H, dw, colour, 140p.
Hauser $48.00. A comprehensive collecction of the most common fish
seen by divers with details on where they are found, how they behave, and
what they eat. Jacketed hardcover, largeformat, 200p, over 100 colour photos.
Lewis. The story of the Lake Illawarra disaster, and the collapse of the
centre spans of the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent, Hobart, Tasmania, in
1975. Hard, laminated boards, 70 pages, mono prints, A4 format. $28.00.
IN THE SEA.
Flemming. $30. An exploration of ancient cities beneath the Mediterranean.
Maps, diagrams mono photos, hard, djk, 22 pages.
REEFS AND ISLANDS
Gray. $42.00. The Natural History of a Threatened Paradise.
A sensible look at the ecology of the coral reef, superbly produced in
full colour. Covers marine and terrestrial life, with sufficient detail
to be interesting, indicating life cycles and habitats. More a general
overview of coral and island life. Quite a bit on the Great Barrier Reef.
Hard, d/jkt, 192 p, large format.
E. Burgess. $18.00 Biology, formation, distribution, and identification.
A handy small guide. Hardcover, 94 pages, full colour
PAPUA NEW GUINEA JOURNEY
Cousteau & Mose Richards. $79.95 Very interesting as it covers
many of the regions visited by Australian dive tour groups: Rabaul, Kimbe,
New Hanover, Bougainville, Milne Bay, Madang. Many fine colour photographs.
Hardcover, 224 pages, full colour, large format 230x310mm.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK.
Murdoch. A beautiful colour book on the formation of the reef and the marine
life. Soft cover, A4 size, 96 pages, full colour. $16.00
OF AQUARIUM FISHES
Goldstein. $28.00 Hardcover, 126 pages, colour.
Piprell and Ashley Boyd. $36.95
full colour book with exceptional maps and dive site text covering access,
weather, accommodation, and diving information. Scuba facilities, dive
shops, dive boats included. Times Editions publication. Soft,, 214 pages,
full colour, numerous maps.
GUIDE TO GUAM AND MICRONESIA.
Rock. $25.00. Some colour, mainly mono. Covers Palau, Truk, Yap, Siapan
and Guam. Not just wreck diving; includes coral reefs and caverns. Softcover,
MEXICO'S BAJA CALIFORNIA
& L. Farley $18.00. Diving locations, conditions, marine life.
Doak. A classic from one of New Zealand's master divers and marine naturalists.
Hard, dust jacket, 244 pages, colour plates. Signed by author, and inscribed
‘to Peter and Jan 13 October 1984'. $45.00
Culliney and Edward Crockett. $12. The Sierra Club Guide to Scuba and Snorkelling.
Covers a bit of this and a bit of that without getting too deep into the
technicalities. A usful all round read. Softcover, 340 pages, some colour
CORAL REEF HANDBOOK
Edition. The Australian Coral Reef Society. $12
A4 size, 144 pages, mainly mono but a few colour plates. Covers the species
on the Great Barrier Reef.
REEFS OF THE WORLD.
Roessler. $10.00 A collection of photos from the Pacific Ocean, Red Sea
and Caribbean. Softcover, 116 pages, full colour.
TO CORALS AND FISHES OF FLORIDA, THE BAHAMAS AND THE CARIBEAN.
Greenberg. $8.00 Small colourful and informative book of 64 pages.
TO THE MALDIVES.
Cuthbertson. $16.95 A comprehensive guide to the islands and
the dive sites. The major dive sites are described, and the abundant marine
life. S, 128p, 195x135mm, colour, maps and illustrations.
TO MARINE INVERTEBRATES - ALASKA TO BAJA CALIFORNIA.
Gotshall. $36.00. 100 pages, full colour. Covers the west coast of United
States and Canada.
TO SHELLS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
Hinton $28.00. An identification guide with colour plates. Hardcover, d/jkt,
70pages, full colour.
TO KEEP AND BREED TROPICAL FISH.
C.W.Emmens. $38.00. Covers the modern aquarium, anatomy and physiology
of fishes, feeding, establishing a tank system, lighting and heating, breeding
etc. Hardcover, about 256pages.
NEW GUINEA, IRIAN JAYA.
Muller. A Periplus Editions travel guide. (Not specifically diving).
COUSTEAU'S AMAZON JOURNEY.
and Mose Richards. $48.00. The book is sealed and I havn't read it, s I
can only guess that it covers his Amazon Journey - what else. Hardcover,
full colour, say about 250 pages.
IN THE OCEANS.
10 in the World of Wildlife Series. $38.00. An excellent full colour book
covering the underwater life and the shore life including birds, whales,
mammals and turtles. Very detailed and informative. A good read and reference.
H, d/jkt, 300 p.
- A NATION OF ISLANDS
Superb full colour book on these Indian Ocean islands covering geography,
the people, government, religion, fishing, tourism and other topics. The
photographs are excellent. Hard, large A4 format, 80 pages.
SOLD ** MARINE INVERTEBRATES OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA.
III. Edited by S.A.Shepherd and M.Davies.Softcover, 366 pags. Mono
and colour plates. The definitive work for Autralia's temperate waters.
LIFE OF SOUTH-EAST AUSTRALIA (Field guide to)
Coleman. $18.95 Visual identification of fish, crustaceans, marine
reptiles and mammals, invertebrate and sub-tidal marine life in temperate
waters. A small book but very informative. Hardcover, 166p, colour. Limited
Burchell. $30.00 He lost a leg in a railway accident as a youngster, and
then went on to become one of Australia's top scuba divers, starting Adelaide
Skindiving Centre. A emarkable man, and a thorough gentleman. Hardcover,
dust jacket, 252 pages. Mono prints.
RESCUE DIVER MANUAL
Softcover, 170 pages, first published 1984.
Softcover, 166 pages, first published 1978, this is revised edition 1984.
Parkinson and Peggy Stacy. $16. A great guide to island meals typical
of that found in the Pacific Islands - how to prepare taro for example.
Great fish recipes also. Softcover, large A4 format, 120p.
Hutchinson and Edgar Ventura, $16. Excellent, colourful guide published
in 1987, and still current as it covers the marine life as well as the
destinations. Very useful. Softcover, colour throughout, 180 pages.
IN PICTURES - THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.
O'Connor & Neville Coleman. $12. Coleman's photographs complement the
poetry. Hardcover, d/jkt, 80 pages, colour.
SEA CORAL REEFS.
Remert and Rupwert Ormond. An excellent coverage of thecoral reef formations
and marine life in the Red Sea. Hard, djk, 192 pages, full colour. $42.00
SEA REEF FISHES
John Randall. $48.00 This is the standard identification book for
the Red Sea coral-reef fishes, a superb book by a world authority on fishes.
Softcover, 305x220, 192 pages, 446 colour photographs.
OF THE REEF
Sammon. $54.00. A Day In The Life of a Coral Reef. Superb photography from
the red Sea, Truk Lagoon, Cocos Island and many other coral reef destinations.
reef life from dawn to dusk. Hardcover, just-lacket, 120 pages.
Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques. Jack Jackson. Published 2000.
Softcover, 96 pages, full colour. Exceptionally well illustrated.
An ideal primer for any prospective diver, or as an additional text to
formal training. $20
SHELLS OF THE WORLD - WITH VALUES
Gordon Melvin. $26.00. How much is your Golden Cowrie worth?
An exceptional guide to shells and their value on the world market. First
published in 1966 so the values are a bit low. Hardback, 176pages, colour,
OF THE SEAL .
and Davies $38.00 A simply beautiful book with wonderful colour photographs
which tear at the emotions. Concerns the harp seals of northern America
- "a tribute to all those who helped save this beautiful creature". Would
make an excellent gift. Hardcover, dustjacket, large format, 160 pges.
AND RAYS OF AUSTRALIA.
Aitken. (One of the Green Guide series). $16.40. A very handy,
well written book with excellent photographs, small in size but not in
content Softcover (laminated boards), 96 pages, full colour throughout.
Edwards. $24.00 Contributions by top Aussie divers including Johnno
Johnstone, Jeremy Green, Henri Bource, Rod Fox, Dave Burchell, Wade
Doak. Covers shipwrecks, sharks and shark attacks, diving experiences.
Very interesting and easy reading. Colour photos. Hard, d/jkt, 128
G. Walls. $20. Another excellent TFH publication. How to collect, preserve,
display shells. (But please, don't take any live ones.) Hardcover, 94 pages.
COLLECTING IN AUSTRALIA
Coleman $26.00 Another superb title from this most prolific author.
The title is appropriate as the text covers tidal and undersea collecting,
cleaning, aquariums, display. A valuable book for the collector. H, dw,
176p, colour plates. Inscribed "To Phil Best Wishes Neville Coleman 1978."
He could never get my name right - so if you name is Phil....
Peter Dance. $38.00. One of the titles in the excellent Collins Eyewitness
Handbooks series.Full colour photographs are accommpanies by concise text.
Very informative. 500 species covered. Hardcover (laminated boards), 256
& David $30.00. The distribution, feeding behavior and
ecology, migration, identification and species accounts, Hardcover, d/jkt,
188 pages, large format. Colour and mono plates.
BORNEOS UNDERWATER PARADISE.
Wong. $160.00. Hardcover, dust jacket, large square format.
Over 270 photographs document the fragile ecosystem of Sipadan island,
off Malaysia Borneo east coast. A superbly produced book with excellent
photographs. ** SOLD **
and Ian Caldwell. A Periplus Editions travel guide. (Not specifically diving).
TREASURE ON FLORIDA REEFS.
Weller. $36.00. Covers the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet. A good read and quite
controversial. Treasure recovered is remarkable. Soft,, 158 pages.
AUDUBON SOCIEETY BOOK OF MARINE WILDLIFE.
Line and George Reiger. $76.00. A beuatiful full colour large format book
thaty weighs a ton! Covers a number of habitats and species, with excellent
photography. Fishes, invertebrates, corals, mammals - with interesting
annecdotal text - not an identification guide.
DIVEMASTER - MANUAL 2
Boehler. $10.00. Published 1981 but still relevant. Softcover,
DRAMA OF THE OCEANS
Mann Borgese $38.00. Three sections called The Scene, The Actors and The
Drama. Part oceanography. archaeology. natural science, mining and sea
farming. A superb book. Hard, dw, 258p, colour, lge format. Colour plates.
Abbey. $20. Softcover, 318 pages. Looks at the life of the Blue whaale
on the edge of extinction.
LIVING WORLD OF THE REEF
Hauser and Bob Evans. $16. General coverage of reef animals,
centred on the islands off Santa barbaraa in the Pacific Ocean. Softcover,
colour, large A4 format.
Hunnam $32.00. Freshwater and Marine. Includes equipment and the environment,
botany and zoology, aquarium management. Many diagraams and colour prints.
H, dw, 240p, large square format.
NEW SCIENCE OF SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING.
Council for National Co-operation in Aquatics. Covers all the required
theory from the top USA body. Softcover, 302 pages
geographic Society. $28Many subjects, many authors - an excellent book
with many underwater photographs and marine science materiual. Hardcover,
dustjacket, full colour, 198 pages.
OCEAN WORLD - JACQUES COUSTEAU.
Edith Pavese. $79.00. This large, colourful volume is one of the better
titles endorsing the name of Cousteau, and has been written by a number
of authors. It is a truly excelent book as it covers such a wide range
of topics, with chapters headed - The Act of Life, The Art of Motion, Attack
and Defense, Pharaohs of the Sea, Man Renteres the Sea (thats the bit on
Cousteau and the Calypso), Challenges of the Sea etc. Excellent photography.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 446 pages.
Vine. $48.00 An historical, geographical, biological, cultural and
commercial look at the Red Sea. A marvellous overall introduction to this
incredible world region, abundant in marine life and cultural diversity.
Hardback, 128 pages, 305x128p, 198 colour illustrations.
T.F.H. BOOK OF TROPICAL AQUARIUMS.
Herbert Axelrod. $22. Large format, 90p, full colour.
Heyerdahl. $20. The famous journey down the Persion Gulf. Hardcover, 333
TRIUMPH OF AUSTRALIA II
Stannard $32.00An excellent record of our Americas's Cup victory in 1983.
Remember getting up at five in the morning to watch that last great race.
Hardcover, dw, 126p, colour, large format.
TROPICAL MARINE AQUARIUM.
Hargreaves $18.00. Identification of salt-water aquarium species. Hardcover,
dustjacket, 158 pages, medium square format.
Roessler. $38.00. Excellent book, fine photography. Covers not only the
obvious creatures such as sharks but virtually all fish and invertebrates
that prey on other animals. Hardcover, dust wrapper, 192 pages, full colour.
Kemp. $55. Of chariotss and frogmen during the wars. Hardcover, just/jkt,
256 pages, mono plates.
UNDERWATER AUSTRALIA DIVE GUIDE
Coleman. $10.00. Published 1987. Softcover 280 pages, colour.
UNDERWATER WORLD OF SPORT DIVING.
Roberts. $18.00. Covers more than the basic 'how-to-dive' instructions,
with comment on the environment, marine life, advanced diving skills, hazards
and first-aid. A very good text. Soft, 224 pages.
ME THE WRECK JOHNNY - MEMORIES OF KELLY TARLTON.
Man Behind The Legend. - Steve Locker-Lampson. $32.00. The
Preface of this book states that Kelly Tarlton was one of the world's
great divers - indeed he was, but he was, more importantly, one of the
world's great men. His diving exploits are quite incredible, having
recovered a fortune in jewellery from the SS Tasmania and the Elingamite.
He estabvlished a shipwreck museum at Waitangi (New Zealand), and
during his final days, worked himself into an early grave by establishing
the superb walk through Underwater World in Auckland. A fascinating
story of a fascinating man. Softcover, 192 pages, mono and
THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.
Protasio. True accounts of major ship disasters. Hard, djkt, 212 pages,
mono prints. Titanic, Empress of Ireland, Britannic, Cospatrick,
Andrea Doria, Herald of Free Enterprise etc. $35.00 **SOLD
Rock. Pisces Series. $18.95
OF THE WORLD.
Hurst and Roger Barbour. $48.00Did you know there were 257 turtle species
in the world? And if you had this book, you would be able to read about
each and every one of them - the species that is. Most of these are little
fresh water fellows, but the ocean going chaps are included. This is the
acclaimed ‘bible' on the subject, very detailed and academic. Softcover,
A4 size, colour plates and many mono photographs for identification, 310
AGAINST CAPE HORN.
Roth. 1978. $35.00. A tale of high adventure at sea in one of the
least known parts of the world. One of the classics of adventure sailing.
Hard, d/jkt, 286 pages, colour prints.
Palmer. $24.00 Colour photographs and illustrations serve
to illustrate the diverse marine life around Britain. The text also includes
oil rigs, Celtic legends, whaling, and geology. Hardback, 160p, 260x195mm,
colour, with maps.
excellent book for knowledge of the marine world. Not an identification
guide as such, but gives an excellent overview of life in and on the sea.
A fine book with excellent photographs. Hard, dw, 222p, large square format.
Boye $68.00. "The World's Best Diving Sites." Hardcover, 192p, full colour,
230x300p. An exceptionally well produced book with brilliant photographs
by Frink, Humann, Newbert, Roessler. Includes - The Red Sea, Great Barrier
Reef, Sea of Cortez, Micronesia, Caribbean, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea.
OF THE WORLD
Watson $45.00. Arguably the best identification and habitat text on whales
and dolphins. Well illustrated. Particularly applicable to Australia. Stiffboard
softcover, 302p, colour, medium format 200x240mm.
FISH IS THAT?
Wedlick. $8.00 This is a real oldie going back some 20 years or more. (It
has a recommended retail price of $1.80 printed on the cover - we should
be so lucky!!). Perhaps it is a collector's item as it has a Steve Parish
photo on the cover. Softcover, 96 pages.