Encyclopedia of Fishes (Natural World)

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Encyclopedia of Fishes (Natural World)

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9780125476607: Encyclopedia of Fishes (Natural World)

A thoughtfully conceived, abundantly illustrated reference (produced by Weldon Owen Pty Limited, Australia), with general coverage of the world of fishes followed by 38 contributed chapters devoted to various kinds of fishes. Lavishly illustrated with color photos, paintings, and maps, in an over

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John R. Paxton is a senior research scientist at the Australian Museum, Sydney. He has conducted fieldwork in many South Pacific countries, and has taken part in numerous deep-sea expeditions. His current work involves attempts to unravel the mysteries of the biology and evolutionary relationships of the deep-sea whalefishes. He has served as foundation secretary and president of the Australian Society for Fish Biology, and has written more than 60 scientific papers and popular articles.

William N. Eschmeyer is Director of Research and Curator of the Department of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences, a major natural history museum in San Francisco, California. His research specialty is scorpionfishes and their allies. Since 1982 he has been involved with the preparation of databases, summarizing information about fishes on a worldwide basis.

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I cannot imagine a book on fishes with more strikingly beautiful photographs than are found in this one. Some are truly magnificent....The fascinating facts about fishes are near endless.
--THE TUSCALOOSA NEWS
Encyclopedia of Fishes is a thorough examination of the fascinating world of fishes, with high-quality color photos and illustrations and very readable, well-researched text by leading experts.
--THE INTERNATIONAL ANGLER
Beautifully illustrated and far-reaching in scope.
--SCIENCE NEWS
Considering price, and the information presented, this book rates as a best buy and deserves space on every aquarist's bookshelf...You need only look at the list of contributors to get an idea of the scope in the book.
--AQUARIUM FISH MAGAZINE
This is a spectacular book with stunning photographs, excellent illustrations by D. Kirshner, and sections by 45 authors, each an authority on some special aspect or group of fishes....This book is excellently designed and certainly well organized....Atthis price no one seriously interested in fishes can afford to be without a copy.
--COPEIA
This book gives a magnificent view of fishes for laypersons, students, and professionals. I heartily recommend this book for all who have an interest in fish and who want an enjoyable source of information. The material is rich and the price is low.
--Joseph S. Nelson, University of Alberta, in FISHERIES

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