The traditional image of an encyclopedia as a large, heavy volume only occasionally taken down from a dusty shelf is blown out of the water by this new range of mini-encyclopedias. These are comprehensive, concentrated packages of up-to-date practical guidance on a variety of fishkeeping and water gardening themes. The core text is amplified and extended by panels, captions and annotations that accompany the photographs and graphic illustrations. The first part of each volume consists of a hands-on practical section that follows the step-by-step progress of a specific project. Accompanying text includes technical advice on the equipment required to complete each stage of the project. The second part features a wide range of species or varieties relevant to the subject. These profile sections are profusely illustrated with stunning colour photographs and are designed to inspire readers to expand their collections. By combining practical and reference sections, these mini encyclopedias represent the ideal compromise in a world where shelf space is limited but the thirst for knowledge increases every day.
From the Inside Flap
This mini encyclopedia is packed with sensible advice and practical guidance. The first part shows how to set up a freshwater tropical aquarium in the home. Part two explores further aspects of fishkeeping, including how to choose and use aquarium plants plus advice on feeding, breeding, health care and routine maintenance. Part three presents a wide-ranging selection of suitable fish, including details of their origin, ideal aquarium conditions, compatibility and breeding.