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Key to the Fishes of Northern Europe Hardcover – 6 Oct 1978

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: F Warne Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (6 Oct. 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723220972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723220978
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 11.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,144,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frederick Warne. 1978 1st edition. Slim 8vo (110 x 195mm). Ppxx,380. Two-colour illustrations throughout, maps, pictorial end-papers. Pictorial boards. "No longer need there be doubt about the identity of a fish found anywhere in northern Europe; this handy key classifies them all. All freshwater fishes living between Ireland and the Iron Curtain, and from the Arctic to the Alps are included. Every common sea fish between northern Biscay and the Barents Sea, down to a depth of 1000 m (567 fathoms), is included. This is a comprehensive guide which describes more than 350 species and gives maps of their distribution". Authoritative, useful and fits into an overcoat pocket. Increasingly scarce. Chapters include; parts of a fish; fish and man in Europe; lampreys; hagfishes; primitive sharks; sharks; rays; rat-fishes; sturgeons; eels; spiny-eels; herrings and anchovies; whitefishes, trout, salmon, pike etc.; carps, loaches; catfishes; clingfishes; angler fishes; cod fishes, hakes, pearlfishes, rat-tails, eelpouts; flying fishes, garfish, sand smelts; beryx; dory and boat-fish; opah, oar-fish, deal-fish; sticklebacks, pipefishes; scorpion-fishes, gurnards, bullheads; perches etc.; flatfishes; trigger-fish, sun-fishes.

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By L. Shuff on 30 July 2011
Format: Paperback
The ID info is really useful, and the book is a handy size to take to sea. Some of the distributions are a bit outdated, but asa general guide they're very useful.
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