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A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of AustraliaArtist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H.
This compact and easy-to-use format is the ideal pocket-size travelling companion. It has an authoritative text describing key identification features. Full-colour photographs illustrating each of the 222 species. Thumbnail outlines of each family group enabling quick identification.
A diver’s guide to reef life.Artist/Author: Ferrari, Andrea and Antonella Ferrari.
An indispensable companion for reef divers wishing to identify, photograph or learn about the myriad of fascinating creatures who inhabit the world’s tropical reefs and mangroves. The 1200 definitive and concise descriptions are drawn from the authors’ first-hand experiences and are also accompanied by stunningly clear and detailed photographs, facilitating the identification of species. In addition, the authors also impart advice on how to use underwater cameras to capture beautiful images such as those presented within.
Reef Fishes: Treasures of the Great Barrier ReefArtist/Author: Brayshaw, Michelle
An illustrated guide to the most commonly encountered reef fishes of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Also includes a small section covering other commonly encountered reef life. This book highlights the roles fish play in this tropical coral ecosystem. A lovely keepsake for snorkelers and naturalists visiting the area.
Fishes of the Maldives: Indian Ocean.Artist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H. and Tim Godfrey.
The perfect reference book for researchers, divers and snorkellers. Containing over a thousand colour photographs, this book provides details for almost every shark, ray and fish likely to be encountered in this region. Using an innovative concept, this book allows for easy retrieval and identification of species. It includes a systematic classification and detailed description for each fish, and describes points of interest and differences between similar species.
Trout of the WorldArtist/Author: Prosek, James.
From the Oxus trout of eastern Afghanistan to the small golden brown trout of British chalk streams, James Prosek has dedicated his unique painting talent to bringing to life trout from around the world, several of which are the few remaining of their species. Prosek has a passion for trout and conveys their beauty with the stroke of his brush in this collection of nearly 100 gorgeous watercolours. The text provides a historical profile of each fish along with personal reflections by the author. Prosek savours the beauty of various fishing spots, along with the fate of the species, contemplating man’s role in the extinction of animals. Both sensitive and informative, this book is a must for the library of the recreational fisherman as well as the ichthyologist. This reissue features an all new preface, along with thirty brand new illustrations in Prosek’s trademark style that explore not only the beauty of the fish, but educate and inform as well.
Fish in art.Artist/Author: Jackson, Christine E.
Fish have inspired artists for thousands of years. They are present in the work of many Dutch and Flemish old masters, as well as French, English and American painters. Yet until now the social and cultural significance of fishes’ representation in art has been overlooked. In this volume, Christine E. Jackson surveys a large number of paintings from 2000BC to the present day, examining the evolution of fish representation, as well as its preparation, cooking, eating and storage, and fish-specific kitchen- and tableware. Jackson also explores a diverse range of social and historical issues that have engaged artists, including religious decrees on when to eat fish, the legacies of ‘cod wars’, and the rise and fall of particular ports. Considering elements such as the ethics of catching fish alongside wider industrial changes in the canning, ice, and salt industries, This book is attentive to the relative importance of species to different nations. Offering a study of fish in art that is grounded in the physical conditions of fishing and the fish trade, the book will be of interest to fishermen, natural historians and art students alike. This book provides an original and unique perspective on the artistic legacy of fish and the fishing industry.
Trout.Artist/Author: Owen, James.
Reaktion Animal Series. A fascination with the trout can be traced back to Stone Age cave dwellers. It is present not only in fisherman’s tales, but also in our religion, folklore and literature. Trout follows this beautiful fish around the world, from Europe and North America, to the nineteenth century voyage that took the fish from England to Australia. Trout will delight and surprise anglers who have ever cast a fly to it, or anyone who has ever stopped to look in the water from a bridge, hoping for a tantalizing glimpse of this very special fish.
Groupers of the world: a field and market guide.Artist/Author: Craig, Matthew T. et al.
A detailed yet easy-to-use guide to the more than 160 recognized species, of these mostly large, colourful tropical reef fishes, also known as rock cod. Together with outstanding, full colour photographs of these remarkable and important fishes, this reference has up-to-date biological, ecological and population information for each species.
Rise of fishes: 500 million years of evolution.Artist/Author: Long, John.
Fishes that walk, fishes that breathe air, fishes that look like and are monsters from the deep. These and many more strange creatures swim through this book, John A. Longs richly illustrated tour of the past 500 million years. Long has updated his classic work with illustrations of recent fossil discoveries and new interpretations based on genetic analyses. This book combines scientific expertise with entertaining stories about Long’s own excursions, which span the oceans and continents. The book includes photographs of fossils from around the world, as well as dramatic colour illustrations depicting what the fish may have actually looked like.
EelArtist/Author: Schweid, Richard.
Reaktion Animal Series. Chronicles all aspects of eels: from their natural history to their market value; their occurence in art and literature and their present threatened status. The eel is considered by many to be currently on the road to extinction, and despite repeated attempts to farm them, and the expenditure of huge amounts of time and money, eels have steadfastly refused to reproduce successfully in captivity, apparently requiring the vastness of the open ocean to begin their long drift toward maturity. Containing many little-known facts about this rather surprising fish, this book will appeal to anyone who enjoys well-written natural history, or who would like to learn more about an animal that deserves much more attention than it has received to date. Other titles in this animal series are available.
Seahorses: mysteries of the oceans.Artist/Author: Wallis, Catherine.
A lavishly illustrated cultural history of the seahorse.
Salmon.Artist/Author: Coates, Peter.
Reaktion Animal Series. This book relates the natural and cultural history of the salmon, a symbol of fortitude, fecundity, self-sacrifice, loyalty to place, and unwavering pursuit of destiny. Introducing the reader to the ‘king of fish’, it encompasses the salmon’s evolutionary, ecological, and human stories., Inspired by the remarkable homing instinct of one of the natural world’s greatest wonders, we have selected the salmon as a symbol of fortitude, fecundity, self-sacrifice, loyalty to place and unwavering pursuit of destiny. Yet the salmon has become a deeply paradoxical and controversial creature. Celebrated for centuries as the noblest of fish, it is now just as likely to be deplored as the ignoble product of the aquatic equivalent of battery farming. Peter Coates, an environmental historian, introduces the reader to the ‘king of fish’. “Salmon” examines the natural history of the salmon and looks at it from the perspectives of those who have studied it, eaten it, pursued it, fought over it, pondered its meaning and absorbed it into culture and art. This innovative biography of a species encompasses the salmon’s evolutionary, ecological and human stories, ranging from Nova Scotia to Norway and from Korea to California, and stretching from prehistory to the future. Anyone who has ever eaten or tried to catch one will want to read the book that is the first to serve up the ‘complete’ salmon., Mark Kurlansky treated us to the story of cod, and Peter Coates serves up the salmon in a way that will appeal to academics, anglers, and fish eaters alike. Other titles in this animal series are available.