Manta, by Hans Hass

Manta, Under the Red Sea with spear and camera
by Hans Hass

Hans Hass, Austrian biologist and diving  pioneer, was known mainly for being among the first scientists to popularise coral reefs, stingrays and sharks. He pioneered the making of documentaries filmed underwater and assisted in the development of an underwater camera and a type of rebreather. This is the Danish translation of his book, Drei Jäger auf dem Meeresgrund. In Manta Hass does more than describe his underwater exploits; he visits the dead city of Suakin and attends the King’s birthday celebration in Khartoum.

Hardback with dust jacket in cellophane cover. Fair condition. Dust jacket is rubbed at the edges and small pieces are missing from top and bottom edge. Some mottling on back cover. Inside pages in very good condition. John Bevan bookplate on verso front endpaper; Loren J Beaufait bookplate on opposite page

Black and white photographs throughout.
1953, Rand McNally & Co, Chicago
278 pages, 145mm x 212mm (approx. 5.5in x 8.25in)


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Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 21 × 18 cm