Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas

The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

Book - 2011
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Winner, Design and Artistic Merit category, 2012 National Outdoor Book Awards

This book is a work of art from every possible angle--from the exquisite photographs, to the book's design, to its flawless printing and production process. There's no other way to describe it: David Hall has created a masterpiece. . . . A complete and moving immersion in the breathtaking underwater world of the Pacific Northwest. --National Outdoor Book Awards

Breathtaking photographs and text by award-winning photographer David Hall capture the magnificent marine life of North America's West Coast.

The Pacific Coast of North America features the most diverse and visually spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to the giant Pacific octopus, from alabaster nudibranchs, luminous moon jellyfish, orchid sea stars, and wolf-eels to Steller sea lions, white-sided dolphins, and so much more, David Hall's stunning underwater photographs--themselves works of art--reveal both the symbiotic and the predatory relationships in this web of life. Through state-of-the-art camera equipment and lighting, he has captured our underwater world in a way that will surprise even scuba divers already familiar with it and amaze the rest of us.

An introduction by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, who has lived on the West Coast of North America almost her entire life and has studied its marine life as well as the fisheries of the high seas, describes her personal experiences with this amazing part of the world and discusses the conservation issues facing this rich yet vulnerable ecosystem. Christopher Newbert, author of the bestselling photography book Within a Rainbowed Sea , provides the foreword.

Beneath Cold Seas will appeal to a wide audience, including divers and beachcombers; fishers; marine life enthusiasts and scientists; tourists, including cruise ship and ferry passengers; and anyone who appreciates beautiful photography. Although there are many excellent underwater photography books on tropical locations, this is the first to feature the marine life of the Pacific Northwest and one of the few that focuses on any cold-water location.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Publisher: Vancouver :, Greystone Books ;, Seattle :, University of Washington Press,, 2011
ISBN: 9781553658702
Branch Call Number: 778.73 HAL NVD
Characteristics: 160 pages : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 x 29 cm


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May 02, 2012

Amazing photographs of waters I hadn't thought that much about. Made a wonderful gift for a diver in my life, too.

Dec 28, 2011

Tremendous photographs. If you had any doubt about whether diving in BC's cold water was worth the trouble...have a look at this.

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