the brilliant deep

The world will stand still for a moment while you fall deep into the pages of this one.  Kate Messner has written a biography about scuba diver Ken Nedimyer that’s brilliant, informative and inspiring.  His life’s work is devoted to restoring the world’s endangered coral reefs.  Matt Forsythe’s underwater scenes are captivating and immersive, and his unspeakably rich, nuanced color is a marvel.  It’s a story whose words and pictures both sing.  One of the most sublime books published this year.

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation was written by Kate Messner, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe and published by Chronicle Books.  It’ll be out on May 8!