Encyclopedia of Fishes

Encyclopedia of Fishes

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Magnificently illustrated with more than 200 spectacular colour photographs and 150 original illustrations, diagrams, and maps, this indispensable encyclopedia reveals the fascinating world of fishes in an authoritative and stimulating way. The highly readable text, written by leading experts from around the world, incorporates the most recent scientific research and presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the complex, diverse, and often bizarre lives of fishes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 246.38 x 312.42 x 27.94mm | 1,564.89g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour photographs, colour illustrations, maps, diagrams
  • 0125476655
  • 9780125476652

Table of contents

F.H. Talbot, Foreword. The World of Fishes: K.F. Liem, Introducing Fishes. S.H. Weitzman, Classifying Fishes. L. Grande, Fishes Through the Ages. J.R. Paxton, Habitats and Adaptations. J.K. Parrish, Fish Behavior. P.C. Almada-Villela, Endangered Species. Kinds of Fishes: I.C. Potter, Jawless Fishes. J. Stevens and P.R. Last, Sharks, Rays, And Chimaeras. M.N. Bruton, Lungfishes and Coelacanth. E.O. Wiley, Bichirs and Their Allies. P.H. Greenwood, Bonytongues and Their Allies. J.E. Mccosker, Eels and Their Allies. G. Nelson, Sardines and Their Allies. K.E. Banister, Carps and Their Allies. S.H. Weitzman and R.P. Vari, Characins and Their Allies. C.J. Ferraris, Jr., Catfishes and Knifefishes. R.M. Mcdowall, Salmons and Their Allies. W.L. Fink, Dragonfishes and Their Allies. R.K. Johnson and W.N. Eschmeyer, Lizardfishes and Their Allies. P.A. Hulley, Lanternfishes. D.M. Cohen, Troutperches and Their Allies. D.M. Cohen, Codfishes and Their Allies. J.G. Nielsen, Cuskeels and Their Allies. J.B. Hutchins, Toadfishes. E. Bertelsen, Anglerfishes. J.C. Briggs, Clingfishes. B.B. Collette and N.V. Parin, Flyingfishes and Their Allies. L.R. Parenti, Killifishes and Ricefishes. G.R. Allen, Silversides and Their Allies. J.E. Olney, Oarfishes and Their Allies. J.R. Paxton, Squirrelfishes and Their Allies. C. Karrer and H.-C. John, Dories and Their Allies. J. Wilder Orr and T.W. Pietsch, Pipefishes and Their Allies. K.F. Liem, Swampeels. W.N. Eschmeyer, Scorpionfishes and Their Allies. G.D. Johnson and A.C. Gill, Perches and Their Allies. J.E. Randall, Groupers, Seabasses, And Their Allies. P.H. Greenwood, Cichlids. G.R. Allen, Damselfishes. J.H. Choat and D.R. Bellwood, Wrasses and Parrotfishes. V.G. Springer, Blennies. D.F. Hoese, Gobies. F. Chapleau and K. Amaoka, Flatfishes. K. Matsuura and J.C. Tyler, Triggerfishes and Their Allies. Index. Acknowledgments.
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"You don't have to be Jacques Cousteau to find yourself eye to eye with a sea horse. Hundreds of photographs in "Encyclopedia of Fishes" (Academic Press) depict the habits and habitats of more kinds of fish than anyone is likely to see in a lifetime, from endearingly gaudy parrot fish to the nightmarish dragonfish (which sports a bear-trap jaw mounted on a whiplash body)." -New Yorker Magazine (5th July 1999)
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About John R. Paxton

Edited by John R. Paxton, and William N. Eschmeyer
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