preface, acknowledgements, map of the Great Barrier Reef, bibliography, general index, and scientific index. Text is profusely illustrated by photography taken by the author both in colour and black and white. Coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on front panel and on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a single coral polyp on the front cover and on the back a coral atoll, yellow and white writing on front panel and on the spine. As the author of the book says " All Australians should endeavour to understand one of the greatest natural assets -- one of the world's truly magnificent reservoirs of tropical islands and coral reefs.". -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Some minor rubbing to the corners and the head and the heel of the spine is slightly bumped. There are some dust marks to top paper edge. There is some chipping of the dustwrapper along the front and back fold over edges. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 184 pages, (last blank), . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australiana; Photography; Australia; ISBN: 0701803584. ISBN/EAN: 9780701803582. Inventory No: 0100350.