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Ecology of Estuarine Fishes: Temperate Waters of the Western North Atlantic 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0801894719
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No one else could have written this book. I am amazed by the depth and range of knowledge demonstrated. This synthesis is a major contribution to estuarine fish studies.

(David H. Secor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)

A comprehensive resource related to the life history of the estuarine ichthyofauna found along the eastern seaboard of the US... The information is presented in a clear, logical manner.


An impressive and important compendium that only Ken Able and Mike Fahay could produce.

(Bulletin of Marine Science)

It is very difficult to to justice to this impressive book... This reviewer congratulates the authors on the volume and expects and hopes that this valuable volume will be obtained and used by estuarine fish biologists worldwide.

(Mike Elliot Journal of Fish Biology)

Although this nearly monumental work sums to a wealth of hard-gained knowledge, the authors pose enough important questions to show that estuarine fish science still has much to discover.

Kenneth W. Able and Michael P. Fahay draw on their own studies and other research to summarize and synthesize all the known facts about the ecology of 93 important species of fish that inhabit the temperate waters of the Western Atlantic.

(Northeastern Naturalist)

About the Author

Kenneth W. Able is the Distinguished Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the author of numerous journal articles. Michael P. Fahay is a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. Fahay and Able coauthored The First Year in the Life of Estuarine Fishes in the Middle Atlantic Bight.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (November 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801894719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801894718
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,239,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Knowing the two authors, I'm certain this book is impeccable as a work of fisheries biology research (though I'm not really qualified in that field.) What impressed me most was the stunningly beautiful information design. This book would make the Edward Tufte hall of fame for excellence in the display of quantitative data. It is extremely well laid out, with a deft hand on typography and rife with years of data all delivered in myriad data visualizations. Gorgeous and very impressive.
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The layout and detail given to this text speaks to the expertise of both authors. While I am not well-versed in Marine Biology, it is clear through the text that there was an extreme amount of research and preparation for this book. Learning the ecology of Estuarine fishes is something that should be of interest to those entering into the field of Marine Bilogy. Any student of this course of study would find this etremely beneficial and reader-friendly.
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