I recieved this book from iRead Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review
Published: February 1, 2015
Number of pages: 272
Synopsis:Cuba reefs host apex predators and coral cover at optimal levels. While Cuban reef vitality may be linked to economic default and no shoreline development, no agricultural pesticides or fertilizers and limited human population growth, the Castro regime is aggressively developing its reef potential.
Seas to the south are now 100% shark protected.
Most Cuba travelogues advise “getting off the beaten path,” but Reef Libre examines that path, to see where it might lead as things change. Will Cuba reefs remain protected? Or is this perilous age of natural decline a last chance to see a healthy reef system?
A DVD comes with the book in a paper sleeve glued to the inside cover. Reef Libre, the movie, runs about an hour.
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What did I think of this book:
This was an interesting book and video. The pictures in this book are amazing and very interesting to view. I thought they were all very vivid and thought provoking. Both the book and the DVD were packed full of information about Cuba. This would be a good informational tool to teach kids what can happen if we all take a part in protecting our coral reefs. You can share this book with all the members of your family as it is suitable for all ages. I am not sure which I liked better the book or the DVD. Watching the DVD you felt as if you were snorkeling yourself. This book and video did give me a whole new look on Cuba. I did not know what I expected from this but it did pass those expectations. All in all an enjoyable experience in a book and DVD.
About the author:
Best known as Snorkel Bob in Hawaii and around the world, Robert Wintner captures Cuba above and below the surface with urgency and hope. As a pioneer in fish portraiture, Wintner demonstrated social structure and etiquette in reef society. Reef Libre goes to political context, in which human folly will squander Cuba’s reefs as well—unless natural values can at last transcend political greed. As pundits joust over who did what to whom and why, Wintner ponders reef prospects in view of political changes.
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