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GENERAL
UNDERWATER BOOKS
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Virtually anything that does not fit into the other categories ends up here. 

General Interest
Novels.

GENERAL INTEREST
ABALONE DIVING IN TASMANIAN WATERS. 
Milfred Knight.
Appropriately subtitled The Men, The Boats, The Island Coastline, this is the only book on this lucrative aspect of professional diving and in Australia. Written by one of the 'characters' of the industry, it's sixty-six chapters, or sections, cover not only the experience of abalone diving, but the biology of abalone (briefly), the history of the industry, shipwrecks, weather, the terrain, accidents and underwater physiology - and a marvellous few paragraphs entitled 'Everywhere I go I meet the Village Idiot', which ungraciously refers to encounters with Parks and Wildlife officers. Knight's book is a valuable contribution to diving and industrial archaeology as it serves to document events over the past few decades. Published in 1985. 224 pages, medium format, with mono and colour photographs. $38.00
Sorry, now well out of print, no copies available. Very scarce.
AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD BANQUET. 
An excellent cookbook on the right thing to do with the catch. 
Large format, softcover, 96p, colour.Jane Aspinwal. 
$12.
CATCHING AND COOKING SEAFOOD AROUND AUSTRALIA
Paul Cross and Victoria Ramshaw. 
Softcover, 160 pages, numerous maps, colour photographs.
At last, a very useful book on where to catch seafood, and what to do with it. Covers not only fish, but also crustaceans and molluscs in general, and specific chapters on abalone, blue swimmer crabs, crays (freshwater nd ocean), mussels, oysters, prawns, squid. There are also several sections on spearfishing, diving and snorkelling. I like the ‘hotspots' headings that direct you to great spearfishing or abalone or whatever locations, scattered throughout the book. Regulation sizes for all seafood are mentioned. Now I know what to do with abalone so it doesn't taste like a thong. A great book for divers, and the only one I am aware of on catching and cooking seafood. Very nicely presented to. 
$24.95
FOOTSTEPS IN THE OCEAN 
Careers in Diving. 
Denise V. Lang. 
Quite interesting for anyone contemplating a career in the fickle world of sport or commercial diving. Not too deep - just sufficient information. 
Hardcover with dust jacket. 140p, many photos, no colour.
$15.00
ORANG-UTAN. 
Barbara Harrisson. 
What's this doing in a dive catalog? For those who have dived Malaysia's Sipadan Island there is no need to ask as you will surely visit the Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary. 
Paperback, 217 pages.
$12.00
SHARK SUIT EXPERIMENT. 
Ron & Val Taylor. 
Interesting reading of a courageous experiment, of Valerie wearing a chain-mail suit. But really, why did they bother? I suppose it saves wearing a weight-belt. Stll, it was an interesting experiment. 
Soft, 64p, colour.
$8.00
NOVELS

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CLASSIC NOVELS

HERMAN MELVILLE - MOBY DICK 
They really require no description. Who has not heard of the one-legged Ahab, obsessed with the cause of his affliction; and Profesor Aronnax, equally obsessed in his quest to rid the seas of a monster, only to find that the ‘monster' is Captain Nemo of the Nautilus. These Wordsworth Classics editions are complete and unabridged. Softcover, 466 pages.
$3.00

JULES VERNE - TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA 
Softcover, 244 pages.
$3.00

10 May 2013
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