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Water And Light / A Diver's Journey To A Coral Reef
by Stephen Harrigan (Goodreads Author)
Not since Jacques Cousteau has any writer so vividly captured the magic and true spirit of diving. This part travel narrative, part natural history is a vibrant book about the universal urge to return to the ancient embrace of the sea--a celebration of a diver's passion for the undersea world.
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Houghton Mifflin
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I have an interest in fish, so I started out in favor of this book, but I think anyone interested in writing would enjoy it as well. It's one of the most brilliantly descriptive books I've ever read--brilliant in the sense that every description reads like something you always knew, or thought you knew, but had never quite figured out how to say. Also, more fun stories of nitrogen narcosis. I've read a lot of books about the ocean and the creatures that live in it and this was perhaps my favorit ...more
Stephen Harrigan was born in Oklahoma City in 1948 and has lived in Texas since the age of five, growing up in Abilene and Corpus Christi.He is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly, and his articles and essays have appeared in a wide range of other publications as well, including The Atlantic, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Audubon, Travel Holiday, Life, American History ...moreMore about Stephen Harrigan...