The Coffee-table Book

After years of hard work photographing the creatures of the North Atlantic, Jonathan Bird is proud to announce the release of his new hard-cover coffee-table book, Beneath The North Atlantic.

With 130 full-color images, 160 pages and 75,000 words of text, Beneath The North Atlantic takes the reader on a journey to the depths of the North Atlantic as no other book has. A combination of science and adventure, Beneath The North Atlantic offers something for everyone. The book includes the first ever underwater images of Northern Right Whales, the most endangered whales on Earth, as well as seals, sharks, fish, mating squid, and many colorful invertebrates like nudibranchs, anemones, sponges, sea squirts and much more. There has never before been such a great book about the North Atlantic.


Published by Tide-mark Press, Ltd. of East Hartford CT, this high quality book is now available at a discount for only $19.95. 





"In this excellent book, the author's fascinating text describes the biology and behaviour of a selection of marine life.... The text, however, is but an accompaniment to a series of striking and outstanding colour photographs which I would rank as among the best of marine life that I have seen in any book. The extraordinary living colours and bizarre appearance of many of these marine denizens are strikingly portrayed. This book will appeal to all with an interest in marine biology and is worth its price for the pictures alone."
-Bryan Sage
Country Side
The Official Journal of the British Naturalists' Association


"Jonathan Bird's photos of North Atlantic marine life are stunning in this intelligent and information-packed text."
-Richard Tambling
Journal Inquirer
Hartford, CT


"...this attractive introduction to the marine biology of the North Atlantic is approximately one-third text and two-thirds beautiful color photos...This volume contains more factual information on marine biology and less technical information on diving and underwater photography than Norbert Wu's Splendors of the Seas. An attractive addition to general collections, especially those serving young people contemplating a career in marine biology."
-Library Journal, April 1, 1997

"North Atlantic divers--or those who've moved away and miss it--won't want to miss Jonathan Bird's Beneath the North Atlantic. book that really made me homesick for those good ol' cold northern waters. Great photography and plenty of interesting little facts about my once-home waters."
-Gary P. Joyce, Editor
Sport Diver Magazine


"This book explores the marine life of the Atlantic coast of America in 160 landscape pages of excellent colour photographs and text. The book is a coffee-table introduction to the cold Atlantic waters rather than a comprehensive identification guide and academic text.

"However, there are lots of interesting snippets of information, including the introductory page on Latin, and Greek, names, with some notes on pronunciation, which everybody should know, but many do not. The same applies to the Glossary, which is not comprehensive but has many inclusions that are left out of popular books and is all the more interesting because of this.

"The text goes into remarkable detail including information about the normal visibility distances, and why this is so restricted. The numerous and excellent colour photographs are all clear enough for identification and beautiful in their own right.

"British readers will be pleased that there are species found on the other side of the Atlantic that are found in the seas surrounding the British Isles."

-British Marine Life Study Society
Sussex, England

Gene Hackman shows off his newly signed copy of Beneath the North Atlantic with author Jonathan Bird. Check out that tie!


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