About the Author
David Alderton is a writer specializing in pets and natural history. His articles on pet care have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and his books have been translated into 30 languages. He has written several dog books, including, "The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior" and "The Dog Selector", also published in North America by Barron's.
Amy-Jane Beer is a professional biologist with a range of wildlife expertise. As an author she specializes in mammal biology and marine life.
Derek Hall graduated in Biology and Psychology. He has contributed to many books, including Animals (Hamlyn) and Exploring Nature (Beaver).
Daniel Gilpin studied Zoology at Bristol University before becoming a professional writer. He is now one of Britain's most respected natural history authors. Daniel has written more than 30 books and contributed to several encyclopedias. He has also written numerous articles for part-works and magazines. Daniel's work has been published in Europe, North America, and Asia, with some titles translated into several different languages. This is his third book about fish and his sixth about aquatic life as a whole.