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The Great Barrier Reef – Corals (A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide)

cover4--pxContributors: Gregory Czechura (author) Michelle Ryan (Editor) Gary Cranitch (Photographer)
Epub ISBN: 978-1-925271-41-6
Mobi ISBN: 978-1-925271-42-3
ibooks (enhanced) ISBN: 978-0-975111-66-6
Published date: 28 July 2015

About the project
This book was originally a print book that Qld Museum published, and this Corals section was only one chapter out of that book. Implementing our Ebook Designer's Touch™, we took the files that they gave us (which were more suited to a print layout) and we re-designed the pages so that the text was larger and the layout worked better for a Fixed Layout ebook. Once this was done, we converted the PDF we had created into a Fixed Layout epub and mobi with several cross-references throughout, linking pages to other pages etc. We also did some updating to the customer's existing iBooks file which was an enhanced version of the above ebook, ensuring that pages linked correctly and did some minor adjustments to text and images. Then we published the ibooks file, the epub and the mobi to the relevant vendors.

About the book
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's last great wilderness areas, stretching more than 2000 km along the coast of north-eastern Australia. The Reef is also the largest coral ecosystem on Earth and its unique environment supports an astonishing and almost unequaled biodiversity. This strikingly beautiful and unimaginably complex seascape is primarily the creation of countless tiny animals known as polyps. The 'coral' that we see is actually the external skeletons of the soft-bodied polyps and their remarkable diversity of size and shape ultimately gives the Reef its massive form and structure.

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