The cover can't tell you much about what's inside, but we can. Everyone should own the handbooks listed (first row), if you want more species-specific information buy the reference guides (second row), and if you want to know how it all works buy the textbooks (third row).

If you wish to expand on your library of nine, further your education with material published by our recommended authors (listed below).
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Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species
  Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquar...
by Scott W. Michael
One of three must-own reference guides - buy "Reef Aquarium Fishes" and "Marine Invertebrates" by pocket expert to make a set.
Reef Aquarium Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Species
 
Reef Aquarium Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Kno...
by Scott W. Michael
One of three must-own reference guides - buy "Marine Fishes" and "Marine Invertebrates" by pocket expert guide to make a set.
Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species
  Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Kno...
by Ronald L., Ph.D. Shimek
One of three must-own reference guides - buy "Marine Fishes" and "Reef Aquarium Fishes" by pocket expert guide to make a set.
Algae: A Problem Solver Guide
  Algae: A Problem Solver Guide
by Julian Sprung
This book will save you much time researching. - the answers are all here. 
Corals: A Quick Reference Guide
  Corals: A Quick Reference Guide
by Julian Sprung
A great reference for hard to identify specimens. It also includes placement recommendations.
Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide
  Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide
by Julian Sprung
A great reference for hard to identify specimens.
The Reef Aquarium Volume Three: Science, Art, and Technology
  The Reef Aquarium Volume Three: Science, Ar...
by J. Charles Delbeek
The number one in reef aquarium textbooks. Any serious hobbyist should own at least volume 3 out of the three available.
Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History
  Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and ...
by Eric H. Borneman
A fantastic coral textbook - for anyone who really wants to know. Hard and Softcover available.
Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms
  Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approach...
by John H. Tullock
This is the read-first textbook. All the basics are here.  

We also recommend material published by these authors:
G. Bassleer
E. Bourneman
A. Calfo
C. Delbeek
H. Kutier
S. Michael
R. Shimek
J. Spung
J. Tullock