Sex, Drugs and Scuba Diving
In Sex, Drugs and Scuba Diving, by Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel, the neurobiologist shows off the fascinating world of marine life he discovered during his years of scuba diving.
Combining popular science with off-kilter humour, Stiefel explains the living world underwater with tongue-in-cheek humour and true stories.
Has a manta ray a bigger brain than a chimpanzee? Are sharks merciless killers of men, or is it the other way around? Drawing on his research and his extensive dives in remote locales from Cuba and Japan to Africa and Australia, Stiefel relays some eccentric tales about how life really functions in the world of the ocean.
The text is accompanied by more than 100 underwater photographs. Depicting everything from the tiniest gobies to the most gargantuan manta rays, Stiefel’s pictures illuminate the kaleidoscopic world he has come to know beneath the water’s surface.
Sex, Drugs and Scuba Diving gives the reader a colourful picture of what life looks like 100m below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. He explores the strange anatomy of the curious sea cucumber and irreverently asks whether the endpoint of its digestive system is an insult to the notion of God. He ponders humanity’s long history and fascination for underwater diving and shows the steely mindset required to photograph while diving in coral reefs and tidal flats. His book is full of off-beat travel writing, recounting his adventures to exotic locales. He even recalls a sun-drenched Filipino island that was once seized by Vietnamese troops with the help of pretty girls.
Sex, Drugs and Scuba Diving is a book that will appeal to scuba divers, students of marine biology, natural historians and anyone who really wants to know what goes on underneath the surface of the sea.
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