- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press (March 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520201655
- ISBN-13: 978-0520201651
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #845,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book by a fish biologist brings the layperson up to speed on fish biology and behavior. But the fish Moyle describes also become a metaphor for the fragile beauty of our world."--"Discover
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In this book, Peter Moyle successfully illustrates the joys of the study of living fishes, revealing why those of us who have spent a lifetime studying fish as a profession consider ourselves to be so fortunate. We are constantly rewarded by discovering new and unexpected things that fish will do.
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I have stumbled through the "Fishes of the World," which has highly technical descriptions of the fish families, and found this a much easier read as well as a good top level review. The illustrations are are mostly nice drawings, with additional color illustrations of some specific fish environments. There are also nice graphs illustrating fish environments and showing relative populations of fishes found in those environments.
As the preface states, this is a book for those interested in fish who are not trained ichthyologists. My thanks to the author's wife, who pointed out that the original text was boring, because the revamp is much, much better and not boring.