Book review on:
Reef Coral Identification "Florida-Caribbean-Bahamas" by Paul Humann & Ned Deloach

" This book is part of a huge series by the same author and is region specific "

# Spiral-bound: 252 pages <-------- Warning, mine came paperback!
# Publisher: New World Publications; Spiral edition (January 1993)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1878348035
# ISBN-13: 978-1878348036
# Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 16 x 2 cm
# Shipping Weight: 545 g

Information & details: 9
Picture quality: 8
Build quality: 6
Overall satisfaction: 8

Information & details:
This book is region specific, which makes it even simpler to identify a particular coral if you know its origins. Its loaded with details such as growth, patterns, habitat, lighting needs, feeding and explanation on the key families and key features. This book is quite easy to browse and jump from with its key titles at the top right.

Picture quality: pictures are great at about 2.5" x 3.5" each. But some of the corals pictures could have benefited from a close-up picture. overall coloration and quality of the images is amazing. Every picture is tack sharp.

Build quality: its a soft cover, with a very tight bind which makes it real hard to read unless you bend it real bad or hold it by two hands all the time. Its a bit bigger then most identification books but fairly thin at about 5/8" thick. Easy to handle and carry.

Overall: having a region specific book has its advantages as the level of details is far superior to a general identification guide. This book is one of about 15+ books authored or co-authored by Paul Humann. Also check out his fish & creatures books again separated per region of the globe. At ~30.50$ cdn., This book should be welcomed in everyone's book pile