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What is the difference between Octopus and Squid?

Ryo MINEMIZU (Photo); Natsumi IKEDA(Author); Chikatoshi SUGIMOTO(Supervision)

Poplar publishing Co., Ltd. - Tokyo. 2020
 (in Japanese) 32pp, 21.5cm×28cm×0.7cm 500g, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-4-591-16350-4

This is a picture book for children learning about Octopus and Squids. It's a visual that makes you want to turn pages, also served as trivia-like knowledges.

Jewels in the night sea

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author)

Nikkei National geographic - Tokyo. 2018
(in Japanese) 144pp, 25 x 21.4 x 1 cm, Softcover,  ISBN-13: 978-4863134300

This photobook is introduces a beautiful plankton floating in the ocean of the night. It is the unknown figure of creatures approaching the coast when many people are sleeping. Taking the extremely small figure as a photograph. There was a world to be entranced, colors and figures and ecology. A beautifully mysterious figure that captured many years of sticky shooting.The first photo collection after receiving the Nikkei National Geographic Photography Award Grand Prix! This book has five chapters. Chapter 1 Adaptation for Floating, Chapter 2 Art for Defense, Chapter 3 Minimal Jewels, Chapter 4 Cradle of Deep Sea, Chapter 5 Reason of Transparency.

Tokimeku Kurage zukan

  • Untitled photo

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author)

Yamatokeikokusya – Tokyo. 2018
(in Japanese) 128pp, 20.8 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm, Softcover,  ISBN-13: 978-4635202459

Jellyfish which 90% of the body is made of moisture is one of "plankton" which floats swiftly in the sea or the sea. If you look at such a jellyfish, you will be healed while you do not know. What creature are they? Why are they transparent? Why there are poisons? What is the cultural history of people charmed by jellyfish? etc. A book to understand about mysterious Jellyfish and to experience "throb" with underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu's beautiful photos.

A Photographic Guide to the Jellyfishes of Japan

  • A Photographic Guide to the Jellyfishes of Japan (in Japanese)

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author); Shin KUBOTA, D.Sc. (Author); Yayoi HIRANO, D.Sc. (Author); Dhugal LINDSEY, D.Agr. (Author)

Heibonsha -Tokyo. 2015
(in Japanese) 360pp, 29.6 x 21.8 x 3 cm, Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-4582542424

Photographer Ryo MINEMIZU took over 18 years. The ultimate pictorial book of jellyfish with 360 A-4 pages consisting of 900 stunningly beautiful photos of 350 species living in their natural habitat, with explanation by leading experts of the relevant fields. Not only exhibiting the jellyfish of shallow sea to deep sea, this book encompassed a wide variety of marine plankton, introducing the amazing and diverse world of invertebrates of the sea. Enjoy this book also as a photo collection unveiling the free and graceful world of invertebrates which capture our hearts. It would be a wonderful gift for jellyfish fans from children to adults.

Pictorial book of the most beautiful squid and octopus in the world - treasured pocket version

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author), Tsunemi KUBODERA, D.Fs (Supervision)

X-Knowledge -Tokyo. 2015
 (in Japanese) 157pp, 21 x 15.8 x 1.8 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4767820347

Pocket version of "The most beautiful squid and octopus picture book in the world" released in 2014. Included species of carefully selected from among. It became a more affordable price. The commentary is on opposite side of the photo, making it easy to reading.

Pictorial book of the most beautiful squid and octopus in the world

  • Picture book of the most beautiful squid and octopus in the world (in Japanese)

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author), Tsunemi KUBODERA, D.Fs (Supervision)

X-Knowledge -Tokyo. 2014
 (in Japanese) 264pp, 25.8 x 21.2 x 3 cm, Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-4767818047

A unique pictorial book with photos of beautiful squids and octopuses from all over the world (comes with “Gyotaku” fish print). It exhibits all kinds of cephalopods including squids – a most amazing creature - from the smallest in the world at 2 centimeters long to the largest Giant Squid, plus strange and beautiful octopuses making their habitat on tidal land to the deep sea, and conveying their unique charms. Their habitat, size, fascinating shapes, colors and how they live are introduced by beautiful photos of these creatures taken in their natural habitat, with detailed explanations provided by Ryo Minemizu, a Japanese underwater photographer who has been ocean diving around the world and is well versed with academic knowledge. Supervised by Tsunemi KUBODERA, a leading researcher of Giant Squid, National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan.

Underwater shooting technique with digital cameras

  • Underwater shooting technique with digital camera (in Japanese)

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author)

Seibundoshinkosha-Tokyo. 2013
(in Japanese) 223pp, 21 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4416613467

For underwater photography techniques, which requires different equipment from other nature photography and is restricted in many ways. It is important to undertake the imaging of the shooting beforehand. Also, if shooting living creatures such as fish, you must figure out how to capture the moment you want to shoot. This book introduces photography techniques itemized by shooting object and location with actual production and shooting data, making the most of various photographing equipment from compact digital cameras to DSLRs. A must read for underwater photography enthusiasts - beginners and veterans alike.

Coral reef shrimps of Indo-West Pacific

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author)

Bunichisougou shuppan -Tokyo. 2013
(in Japanese) 144pp, 11 x 0.6 x 18.2 cm, Paperback, ISBN-13: 978-4829981108

A pictorial book of shrimps that divers cannot miss. 266 species of shrimps which can be observed in the coral reef area - from the seashore to the depth of 30 meters - are covered. With detailed data such as habitat environment, symbiotic relationship, features of appearance, good places for photographing, depth of water and body length, on top of beautiful ecology photographs, this book will help you identify shrimps easily. To understand symbiotic relationships and habitat environment, all of the posted pictures were taken in their natural habitat. Up-to-date with the latest information as of 2013, including newly named species and families.

Japanese Marine Fishes 466

  • Japanese Marine Fishes 466 / Co-authored (in Japanese)

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author), Youji MATSUZAWA (Author)

Bunichisougou shuppan -Tokyo. 2010
(in Japanese) 319pp, 15 x 10.8 x 2 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4829983058 (SECOND EDITION)

466 kinds of Marine fish commonly observed while diving in Japan are documented. Beside ecology photographs of adult fish, colored variations and pictures of juveniles are also posted. In addition to basic information such as size, distribution and habitat, the commentary includes interesting features and the way those creatures live from a diver's perspective. A pocket-size book easy to carry for divers with heavy equipment, with a page layout that allows divers to compare with the digital photos they have taken without hassle. Suitable for divers who wish to learn fish names.

Marine Decapod and Stomatopod Crustaceans mainly from Japan

  • Marine Decapod and Stomatopod Crustaceans mainly from Japan (in Japanese)

Ryo MINEMIZU (Author); Masatune TAKEDA, D.Agr. (Supervision); Junji OKUNO, D.Sc. (Supervision)

Bunichisougou shuppan -Tokyo. 2000
(in Japanese) 344pp, 21.2 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4829901649 (SECOND EDITION)

530 species of large crustaceans observed in seaside of Japan (from the tidal flat to depth of about 70 m) such as shrimps, crabs, hermit crabs and mantis shrimps are introduced with some 800 color photographs, taken in their natural habitat. In addition to typical-size adults, color variants, male and female differences, juvenile individuals and biological behaviors are exhibited.


Information of Japanese

いきものくらべるしゃしんえほん『タコとイカはどうちがう?ポプラ社,東京, 2020

峯水 亮(写真), 池田 菜津美(著), 杉本 親要(監修)
32頁, 21.5×28×0.7cm, A4横判上製, ISBN:978-4-591-16350-4

「見るだけで楽しい、しっかり読むともっと楽しい!科学的視点が身につく新しい写真絵本。」 ダイナミックで美しい生体写真と、ちょっと毒のあるイラストに、ページをめくる手がとまらない! 本書では、生きものに興味のある子どもが手に取り、ついページをめくってしまいたくなるようなビジュアルを用意し、ほかの本にはないトリビア的知識を詰めこみました。大人向けの本にもおとらない頭足類の最新知識が、 楽しくわかりやすい筆致で記された本書。 気鋭の水中写真家・峯水亮氏によるダイナミックで美しい生体写真と、 死後くんによるちょっと毒のあるイラストに、 大人も子どもも、ページをめくる手がとまらない一冊!

Jewels in the night sea 神秘のプランクトン 日経ナショナルジオグラフィック社,東京, 2018

峯水 亮 (著, 写真), ナショナル ジオグラフィック (編集)
144頁, 25 x 21.4 x 1 cm, ソフトカバー,  ISBN-13: 978-4863134300

この写真集は、夜の海に浮かぶ美しいプランクトンたちを紹介しています。多くの人が眠っている時間に、沿岸に近づいてくる生き物の未知の姿を捉えています。その極めて小さな姿を写真に捉えてみれば、色も姿も生態も、うっとりする世界がありました。長年におよぶ粘り強い撮影がとらえた、美しくも不思議な姿。日経ナショナル ジオグラフィック写真賞グランプリ受賞後初の写真集! 5つのテーマで構成しています。Chapter1 Adaptation for Floating たゆたうちから Chapter2 Art for Defense まもるくふう Chapter3 Minimal Jewels うみのほうせき Chapter4 Cradle of Deep Sea しんかいのゆりかご Chapter5 Reason of Transparency とうめいなわけ

ときめくクラゲ図鑑 山と渓谷社, 東京, 2018

峯水亮 (著)

128頁, 20.8 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm, ソフトカバー,  ISBN-13: 978-4635202459

体の90%が水分でできているクラゲは、海面や海中をゆらゆらと浮遊する「プランクトン」の一つです。そんなクラゲを眺めていると、知らぬ間に癒されてしまいます。 クラゲとはどういう生き物なのでしょう?どのような種類がいるのでしょう?なぜ透明なのでしょう?クラゲの毒は?クラゲに魅せられた人々の文化史は? 等々、水中写真家峯水亮の美しい写真とともに謎多きクラゲについて理解し"ときめく"を体感するための図鑑です。

日本クラゲ大図鑑 平凡社, 東京, 2015

峯水亮 (著), 久保田信 (著), 平野弥生 (著), ドゥーグル・リンズィー (著)

360頁, 29.6 x 21.8 x 3 cm, Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-4582542424


世界で一番美しいイカとタコの図鑑 愛蔵ポケット版X-Knowledge, 東京, 2015

峯水 亮 (著), 窪寺 恒己 (監修)

157頁, 21 x 15.8 x 1.8 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4767820347


世界で一番美しいイカとタコの図鑑X-Knowledge, 東京, 2014

峯水 亮 (著), 窪寺 恒己 (監修)

264頁, 25.8 x 21.2 x 3 cm, Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-4767818047


デジタルカメラによる 水中撮影テクニック 誠文堂新光社, 東京, 2013

峯水 亮 (著)

223頁, 21 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4416613467


サンゴ礁のエビハンドブック 文一総合出版, 東京, 2013

峯水 亮 (著)

144頁, 11 x 0.6 x 18.2 cm, Paperback, ISBN-13: 978-4829981108


ポケット図鑑 日本の海水魚466 文一総合出版, 東京, 2010

峯水 亮 (著), 松沢 陽士 (著)

319頁, 15 x 10.8 x 2 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4829983058 (第二版)


海の甲殻類 文一総合出版, 東京, 2000

峯水 亮 (著), 武田 正倫 (監修), 奥野 淳児 (監修)

344頁, 21.2 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm, Softcover, ISBN-13: 978-4829901649 (第二版)

日本の海辺(干潟から水深70 mくらいまでの)に観察されるエビ、カニ、ヤドカリ、シャコ類などの大型甲殻類約530種を約800点のカラー写真で紹介。実際に生息している野外での撮影にこだわり、標準的な大きさの成体の写真を中心に、色彩変異や雌雄の違い、若い個体や生態行動なども紹介しています。

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