Britain’s Freshwater Fishes (WILDGuides) Paperback – 28 Jul 2013
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Leading fisheries scientist professor Mark Everard has added to his already impressive tally of books with his latest release, "Britain's Freshwater Fishes". Measuring in at 144 pages featuring 53 species and fully illustrated, it's a full-blown encyclopedia of fishy facts. The emphasis of the book is simple field identification, but there are also chapters on how to find fish, conservation, bio security and introduced species. On top of that there are chapters on life-cycles, distribution and habitats. For those with an interest there are brisk chapters on fin characteristics, scales, lateral line, body shape, swim bladder mouths and barbels. All in all we are impressed - it's perfect for any angler who wants to know more about fish. --Angler's Mail
About the Author
Mark Everard is a scientist, author, and frequent contributor to television and radio. His books include The Complete Book of the Roach and Common Ground: The Sharing of Land and Landscapes for Sustainability.
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Everard's new guide covers the UK's freshwater fish: all 41 of our native species, plus 13 exotics (including anglers' favourites Common Carp and Rainbow Trout). It follows the established WILDGuides format, combining high-quality photographs and informative figures with a concise, authoritative text that focusses on field identification - all arranged across one or two pages to obviate the need for page-flipping. The text includes quite a lot of ecological information, which is of interest in itself, as well as supporting identification. Where appropriate, a box summarises the diagnostic features which can be relied upon to clinch separation from similar species. The author's approach is largely non-technical, relying on what birders call 'jizz' rather than detailed taxonomic detail (although, for example, the comparative table of cyprinid identification features on pp. 52-53 provides handy comparison). Maps would have been useful and I wonder why they are not provided: surely there is ample distributional data?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent guide. The illustrations and. Text are clear,accurAte and informative. This book is useful for a range of people interested in the subject.Published 12 months ago by DT