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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (5 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007177771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007177776
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Denys Ovenden captures so much detail and beauty in his drawings of insects such as the caddisflies, mayflies and stoneflies. His treatment of the water fleas would justly grace the wall of an art gallery.’
British Wildlife

‘Refreshing originality … the unusual format works exceptionally well and beautifully depicts aquatic life from the unicellular paramecium to small fish and frogs.’
Mark Cocker, The Guardian

About the Author

Malcolm Greenhalgh studied freshwater ecology and received his PhD in estuary ecology. As a freelance researcher and writer, he has appeared on television and the radio and has taught groups of naturalists and fly-fishers throughout northern Europe how to identify aquatic plants and animals. He has also carried out investigations into the plant and animal life of rivers and lakes for wildlife organisations and riparian owners and has published various papers, articles and books on the subject.


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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Martin Cerny on 8 Mar. 2007
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An excellent guide I have been waiting long time for. I will be recommending it to all my students as a basic book for field excursions. But nothing is perfect: I miss that eggs/clutches/cocoons of neither group are not depicted as one readily finds this sort of evidence that something lives in a pond/stream.

Also, the variety of dipteran larvae is not shown with the same extensity as those of other groups although they are far the most species rich group of insects living in freshwater habitats. However, their selection in the guide is still very satisfactory for a freswater enthusiast. Regarding the planktonic microlife, i.e. when you need a microscope to appreciate the beauty of freshwater organisms from your plankton net, you will need another guide (I wish there would be some at this entry level); this book takes the plankton just marginally. But, for what it claims it is, i.e. what you can see by naked eye, it is a gem.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Arnott on 13 May 2008
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Unlike many Collins wildlife guides that use photographs (always a bad idea) this is fully illustrated throughout to a very high standard. My only reservation is that it contains only a limited number of fish species.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Helen Brady on 6 Oct. 2009
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I got this book as I'm studying Freshwater and Marine Biology and wanted a rough guide to use in labs and to bring out on field trips, this book is really good! Most species you find in the field are in the book and it's a great reference too.
If you want a detailed guide probably not the best but for a rough guide it's and A+
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. F. Moore on 11 Oct. 2010
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This book is ideal for pond surveys. Instead of being weighed down by separate books on plants, molluscs, insects,amphibians, etc. you can have it all laid out logically in one convenient volume. Fine illustrations & to-the-point descriptions make it easy to quickly identify the flora & fauna in and around ponds, lakes & canals. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bugs4me on 19 Oct. 2011
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This book has particuarly excellent sections on aquatic snails and inverterbates. The tracks and scat sections adds a new identifying dimension to walking in wetland also. Good value and a great starting points for wetland surveying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rikki on 27 Jan. 2012
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I just began a uni course where water quality testing and wildlife is one part. This book is a great resource in the field and in the lab, or just for browsing! It covers every taxonomic group with lovely pics and desciptions, and gives the UK's (and some of Europe's) most common and some less common species that can be seen in freshwater habitats. Unless you were going to do a masters on this topic, you would not need a better more updated book. Great value for money
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mrs s e carter on 29 May 2011
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I was very pleased with this book I showed
it to my brother in law and his wife.
She does surveys for various water authorities
He works for Enviroment agency! they pointed
to several inaccuracies in picture labelling
and actual illustrations. Boo hoo
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glenn on 26 Jun. 2011
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For going out'n about with our daughter looking at wild life in not only wood land areas but in ponds and streams this book is great. lots of info and pictures of all the wild life your likely to find.
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