Author Tim Rock has released three new books about Guam, Palau and Yap. The first is a photographic book documenting Guam’s underwater scenery entitled Hidden Treasures, Guam’s Marine Preserves. The second is part of a regional guidebook series and is called the Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands and the third is also part of the guidebook series and is the `Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Palau and Yap*.
The first two are available in both print and eBook versions, whilst the third is available as an eBook only.
New Pacific Marine Preserves Book
Hidden Treasures, Guam’s Marine Preserves.
Lonely Planet author/photojournalist and Guam resident Tim Rock has just published a new book. It is called Hidden Treasures: Guam’s Marine preserves. This is a gloss hard cover, 216-page, full color book with 330+ images of Guam’s five marine preserves, World War remnants, National Parks and Federal Reserves and some of the natural marine resources. Plus there are also images of Guam’s historic past to include protected shipwrecks and remnants.
This is mainly a photographic book of images in and around Guam’s coral reefs, submerged resources and mainly, the special marine preserves. It is an unique offering containing a great variety of stunning marine life photos and scenic above water habitat imagery.
“I have lived on Guam for more than 30 years and I spend a lot of time beneath the waters here. It has become very important to me to see that the newly established marine preserves are supported and successful. With that in mind, I produced this book of some of my favorite spots in the preserves,” says Rock. “We have been shooting at every opportunity for over a year. This visual record of the preserves comes at an important stage in their development.”
This book is ideal as a “buy local” gift, as a handy and attractive small coffee table book and as a souvenir to show Guam’s amazing reef beauty and diversity. Currently, nothing like this about scenic Guam is available.
Preview and buy the e-book here. or you can find the paper book on Amazon.
Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Guam is a special mix of urban development and natural beauty. Surrounded by miles of stunning coastline and rich coral reefs, it has one of the most diverse marine life communities in the Pacific with nearly 400 coral species and over 1000 different fish. A melting pot of cultures make up the population and a great variety of marine life, history and natural formations highlight the surrounding seas.
These islands can be aptly described as hard coral kingdoms. There is much diversity and intense growth competition on the healthy reefs. This guide is intended to bring to the diver the most popular and unique dive & snorkeling sites of the Mariana Islands. Guam, Rota and Saipan are places known for their wide array of beautiful hard corals, variety of fish and other marine life and plethora of invertebrates. Plus, there are numerous World War remnants beneath these waters.
This book has 108 pages with over 120 full color photos. It is a handy 8.5 inches high by 5.5 inches wide. Approximate dive positions are shown on the maps and each site is introduced with general location, most frequently dived depths, and type of dive that can be expected, the dominant marine life and the logistical requirements. The author is internationally published marine photojournalist Tim Rock, who lives on Guam.
Preview and buy the e-book here or you can find the paperback version on Amazon.
Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Palau and Yap.
These Micronesian islands hold possibly the best diving sites in Micronesia and the Pacific. Palau has been described as one of the world’s underwater wonders. Yap is said to be the most culturally intact isle in the region. Both offer stunning natural beauty, encounters with big ocean marine life like sharks and manta rays and amazing coral gardens. This newly published guide is intended to bring to the diver the most popular and unique dive sites of Palau and Yap in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. They are known for their wide array of beautiful hard corals, variety of fish and amazing dropoffs. Plus, there are numerous World War remnants here.
This book has over 125 beautiful photos above and below the sea with more than 40 dive sites. Approximate dive positions are shown on maps and each site is introduced with general location, most frequently dived depths, type of dive that can be expected, the dominant marine life and the logistical requirements. The author is internationally published marine photojournalist Tim Rock, who has lived in Micronesia for three decades.
Preview and buy the e-book here.