|These are some books and CD-ROMs that we recommend - some because they are good guides to Yap and Micronesia, some because they cover topics related to Yap, and others just because they are beautiful books.
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by Neil M. Levy. Moon Travel Handbooks
|Both are good guides to Micronesia in general with extensive coverage of Yap. If you only buy one, go for the Moon Handbook. It is more up to date.|
|Lonely Planet Micronesia|
|Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Guam & Yap,
by Tim Rock
|The only widely available printed diving guide for Yap. Don't forget to check out our online dive site guide as well. It covers even more sites.|
by David Doubilet.
|The latest and greatest from David Doubilet, master of underwater photography. Wonderful night photos of mantas and much more.|
| Coral Seas,
by Roger Steene.
|Nothing Yap specific, just a beautiful book. Great images.|
| Diving: The World's Best Sites,
by Jack Jackson.
|Another beautiful book. Great photo of the Yap manta "Bubbles".|
| Micronesian Reef Fishes,
by Robert F. Myers
|Simply the definitive fish book on Micronesia.
Hardcover. Also available in paperback.
Coral Reef Field Guide,
by Dr. Gerald R. Allen & Roger Steene
|Very good handbook, covering all kinds of lifeforms that you might encounter on the reef. Not only fish, but hard and soft corals, crustaceans, marine plants, sea anemones, etc, etc. Richly illustrated with great photos.|
Reef Fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean, Including the Red Sea,
by Myers Lieske, Robert Myers, Ewald Lieske
|Another good handbook. This one's dedicated to reef fishes. Well-illustrated with plates, descriptions and notes.|
|History & Culture|
by Steve Thomas
|Nonfiction account of Steve Thomas sojourn on the Yapese island Satawal, studying traditional navigation with Mau Piailug, the last of the palus.|
by Lawrence Klingman and Gerald Green.
|Classic novel telling the true story of David O´Keefe, an Irish-American sailor who was washed ashore on Yap in 1871 and made a fortune by shipping stone money from Palau to Yap in exchange for copra and trepang.|
|Island of the Sequined Love Nun,
by Christopher Moore.
|Cargo Cults and talking fruit bats on an imaginary island somewhere in Yap state...|
|Wings in the Water: The Story of a Manta Ray,
by Hope Irvin Marston.
|Wonderful children's book that tells the story of a Manta Ray in Yap.|
|Oceanlife Micronesia||Created with the assistance of Robert Myers, author of the definitive printed guide to marine life of the region, this double-CD set includes original narrated underwater video and photography. The two CD-set contains video of over 150 species. The CD-ROM also contains video of heretofore undocumented fish behavior on subjects like mating, predation, camouflage, brooding, and nesting.|