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Reef Libre

Author : Robert Wintner
ISBN : 9781630760748
Genre : Nature
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Decades of isolation from tourism and development have left Cuba’s coral reefs among the most pristine in the world, an “exceptionalism” that stands in stark contrast to the island nation’s poverty and political situation. Famed diver/photographer Robert “Snorkel Bob” Wintner showcases these magnificent reefs with his astounding underwater images, while also capturing terrestrial life in the cities and villages of the island nation. Reef Libre is not a travelogue, but asks the big questions after a lifetime of isolation—can Cuba’s reefs still thrive? Nearly 400 stills, a compelling narrative, and a DVD capture this delicate time in reef history. Reef Libre: The Movie is a mini-documentary which encompasses this pivotal moment—from the streets to the reefs. To watch the trailer for Reef Libre: The Movie, click here!

Cuba

Author : Diana Williams
ISBN : 0864427735
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Discover abundant marine life and world-class dive sites in Cuba's reefs, wrecks and walls. From the underwater valleys of Cuba's most popular dive destination, Isla de la Juventud, to the playground of wrecks off the coast of Varadero, there is something for divers of all abilities. Even Castro and Cousteau were lured by the island's warm waters and exceptional visibility. This guide describes 61 of Cuba's best dive sites with background briefings on its history, culture and complicated politics, illustrated by full-color photos throughout.

Deep Cuba

Author : Bill Belleville
ISBN : 9780820326207
Genre : Travel
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The author recounts his journey around the pristine coast of Cuba with American and Cuban Marine biologist in search of the island's legendary coastal biological diversity. (Biology & Natural History)

Neptune Speaks

Author : Robert Wintner
ISBN : 9781620875155
Genre : Nature
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Neptune Speaks is packed with full-color photographs of tropical fish on every page, but this book is more than just a beautiful guide. It’s a call to defend the creatures of the sea that are under attack by fierce predators—humans. The popularity of keeping tropical fish in home and office aquariums, and the overfishing of waters around the world to satisfy the demands of diners looking for ever-more exotic fare have put these amazing species in danger of disappearing entirely. Neptune Speaks delves into the perils of trafficking in wildlife for the pet trade. Why are colorful reef fish still taken in Hawaii with no limit on the catch, no limit on the number of catchers, and no constraint on rare, endemic or vanishing species? The author, known most commonly as Snorkel Bob, will explore and explain all the factors that perpetuate the destruction of fish and their habitats, while his photographs demonstrate the beauty and grace of the creatures we need to get serious about protecting.

The Modern Outlaws

Author : Robert Wintner
ISBN : 9780595010899
Genre : Fiction
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The Modern Outlaws are men convened by chance for a motorcycle trip through Montana. Understated with expressions of good taste, they suffer the common lust. Rapacious appetite for wine and women leads to thundering obtrusion on sleepy hamlets and shady dives, where they take what may be taken. Buster hides his hostility. Stuey triumphs over poverty with excessive chrome, including braces at forty-five. Wheelie must prove his namesake. Derek is happily married, suave and shameless. Wade is stoned. Dave takes blood pressure pills at the pinnacle of industrial leverage. Rodney is Born Again and a petty thief. Joe is a sociopath. It’s all around the table with glad-handing and too many names to remember and just as many i.d.s, and we laugh like honest men at a Rotary luncheon. We shake hands on our new business, understanding that it doesn’t mean shit, not one speck of it, because getting lost and becoming someone else begins with the utterance of your very name. This is the roll call of resurrection morn. I’m Buster. I sell microscopes. The early years were gilded with promise, but this is now, what happened to us. The outlaws emerge, reflected or mocked by their custom motorcycles.

Every Fish Tells A Story

Author : Robert Wintner
ISBN : 1616083964
Genre : Nature
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The closest you can get without getting your feet wet!

Underwater Eden

Author : Jeffrey L. Rotman
ISBN : 0810993112
Genre : Nature
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Readers are granted unprecedented access into the strange and captivating world of coral reefs as the fantastic colors, array of textures, and countless bizarre shapes and forms of undersea life are beautifully illustrated.

A California Closing

Author : Robert Wintner
ISBN : 9781631580949
Genre : Fiction
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Big M OK Used Car–magnate Michael Mulroney never set out to be heroic. He lives at the top, naturally, thanks to instinct, wit, and the will to win. Insolvency is not the same as poverty; poverty is for poor people. And a man of proven dexterity is not poor. He beats the practical challenges of life in the golden state—of fickle markets, lowballers, long-toothed real-estate women, name droppers, fitness compulsives, sexual-molestation charges, and the ten-percent grade up Hazel Dell on a bicycle four days in a row—at sixty! Samson slew a thousand philistines with the jawbone of an ass. Michael Mulroney may be more deliberate in sussing out a situation, measuring a mark for front-end warmth, background development, schmoozing up and hosing down. But soon he’ll step back in deference to his inner Samson, who will swing away, going in for the close. If the ledger won’t balance, give it a few days with some hustle and scramble and judiciously placed phone calls. That’s the difference between a poor man and a man of the worldly class. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Toucan Whisper Toucan Sing

Author : Robert Wintner
ISBN : 9781504032728
Genre : Fiction
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Toucan Whisper, Toucan Sing is a novel about modern Mexico, the conflicting goals of development versus ecological preservation, and the aspirations and struggles of the indigenous people who service tourists at a beachfront hotel. Central to this tale are two brothers: the ambitious twenty-two-year old Antonio, also known as “The Maestro,” with his rippling abdomen and bursting biceps, is the favorite of many of the women at the hotel Oaxtepec where he is in charge of pool activitites. His sixteen-year-old, mute brother, Baldo (Antonio’s ward since their parents died), works as a drink boy, cutting open coconuts with a machete and serving guests poolside. Baldo, an ostensible gentle giant, is reminiscent of Lenny in Steinbeck’s classic, Of Mice and Men.

The Greenpeace Book Of Coral Reefs

Author : Sue Wells
ISBN : 0831768134
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