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6 Books Sure to Inspire Divers to Read, Act and Conserve

The perfect read for your surface interval this summer.

By Candice Landau | Authored On July 21, 2023
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6 Books Sure to Inspire Divers to Read, Act and Conserve

Stranded: Finding Nature in Uncertain Times

Stranded: Finding Nature in Uncertain Times

Publisher: Heyday

Author: Maddalena Bearzi

Price: $25

Publisher: Heyday

Release Date: April 18, 2023

Marine biologist Maddalena Bearzi chronicles her unexpected transition from studying oceanic life to exploring the diverse ecosystem in her own urban backyard during the COVID-19 lockdown. Through her keen observations and profound reflections, Bearzi encourages readers to find beauty in the ordinary and underscores the critical need for environmental stewardship.

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.

Author: Cynthia Barnett

Price: $18.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.

Release Date: July 6, 2021

The Sound of the Sea is a captivating exploration of seashells and the mollusks that create them. Blending scientific understanding with cultural history, Barnett reveals the significant role seashells play in our world, from ancient currency to the origin of Shell Oil, while underscoring what these shells indicate about our changing environment and ultimately urging readers to heed nature’s wisdom and take responsibility for global preservation.

Beneath the Blue Planet: A Diver’s Guide to the Ocean and Its Conservation

Beneath the Blue Planet: A Diver’s Guide to the Ocean and Its Conservation

Publisher: Mango Publishing

Author: Alex Brylske

Price: $37.99

Publisher: Mango Publishing

Release Date: February 14, 2023

Beneath the Blue Planet is a comprehensive guidebook specially designed for divers and snorkelers. It explores the captivating world of marine biology, from oceanic formation and currents to the diverse ecosystems inhabited by everything from plankton to whales. This book not only illuminates the wonders beneath the waves but also highlights the pressing conservation challenges faced by our oceans, offering valuable insights into preservation efforts. A must-read for underwater adventurers and ocean enthusiasts alike.

Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs

Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Author: Juli Berwald

Price: $18

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Release Date: April 4, 2022

Life on the Rocks offers an urgent and poignant exploration of the fight to save the world’s coral reefs. Drawing on her experience as a marine biology student and activist, Berwald illuminates the marvels of coral reefs, their current existential threats, and the tireless efforts of scientists to preserve them. The book is not only a celebration of these undersea wonders but also an exploration of resilience, making it a compelling read for all.

The Diver Who Fell from the Sky: The Story of Pacific Pioneer Francis Toribiong

The Diver Who Fell from the Sky: The Story of Pacific Pioneer Francis Toribiong

Published Independently

Author: Simon Pridmore

Price: $13.99

Published Independently

Release Date: June 25, 2020

A remarkable biography of Palau’s scuba diving pioneer, environmentalist and indefatigable ambassador, Toribiong was born into poverty without academic inclination and rose to be an instrumental figure in Palau’s journey to independence and global recognition. This book chronicles his unique life and unwavering commitment to safeguarding Palau’s abundant natural treasures.

The Ocean and Us

The Ocean and Us

Publisher: Springer

Author: Farah Obaidullah

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Springer

Release Date: February 3, 2023

The Ocean and Us is a comprehensive exploration of our relationship with the ocean. Over 35 ocean specialists worldwide contributed to this accessible yet in-depth guide that aims to increase ocean literacy and inspire readers to get involved in conservation efforts. It also highlights the social dimensions, governance structures, and potential innovative solutions to safeguard this critical resource.