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New Encyclopedia of Fishing Hardcover – March 1, 2002
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From Library Journal
This revised edition of DK's Encyclopedia of Fishing is a very pretty book, well illustrated, attractively priced, and easy to read. Unfortunately, it does not improve greatly upon the previous edition, nor does it really serve the purpose of a fishing encyclopedia. It is divided into seven sections "Tackle," "Bait," "The Fly," "Species," "Techniques," "The Water," and "Appendices" with photographic displays of natural and artificial lures, for instance, and of over 200 freshwater and marine fish. Alas, organizing the material into such broad categories can make locating information difficult; an A-Z arrangement would have been preferable to DK's typical pictorial format. The failure to treat conservation, catch-and-release angling, and developments in tackle (such as the circle hook) is also disappointing, as is the scant coverage given to the history of fishing or famous fishermen. That said, the book is certainly a visual treat. Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia remains the top choice as a reference work, but libraries should consider owning a copy of this attractive publication for their circulating collection if they do not already own the previous edition. Jeff Grossman, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll.
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About the Author
John Bailey has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world's greatest fishing authorities and is the author of DK's Freshwater Fishing as well as several other successful titles. Peter Gathercole is a leading fly dresser, gamefishing author, and natural history photographer, and his articles have appeared in many books and magazines. The author of The Handbook of Fly Tying, Gathercole has fished in Europe, North America, and Papua New Guinea. Trevor Housby was a professional angler for over 30 years. He held records for blue marlin, blue shark, whitetip shark, white marlin, and wahoo. He wrote more than 40 books on fishing and was a contributor to many angling magazines. Trevor Housby died shortly after his work on DK's Encyclopedia of Fishing was completed. Dennis Moss is a tackle manufacturer and a regular contributor to many different fishing magazines. He has fished in man countries, including Ireland, Norway, France, and Taiwan. Bruce Vaughan is a tackle manufacturer and a regular contributor to various magazines. He has worked as deputy editor of Coarse Fishing, Angling, and Sea Angling magazines. Phil Williams is a regular contributor to numerous angling magazines, including Sea Angler, and Angler's Mail. He founded the magazines Boat Fisherman and Sea Fishing, and is the author of three books.
Top customer reviews
When my friend gave me this book i did think that it did not have much to offer me but when i actually took the time to read it i realised how comprehensive it is overall. It is a bit basic but it covers a lot of subjects . For an absolute beginner this would be a great present or addition to what might be the beginning of a whole new shelve of fishing books. Even for the experienced this is a good reference.