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Fishes of the Great Lakes Region Hardcover – 1 Apr 1964

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press (April 1964)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472084658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472084654
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 24.8 cm

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About the Author

Carl Hubbs and Karl Lagler were influential leaders in twentieth-century ichthyology and fishery management; both broought their knowledgeof fish to the University of Michigan. Gerald R. Smith, Curator Emeritus at the University of Michigan Zoology Museum, is a leading expert in fish identification in the Great Lakes region." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A book for fisheries biologists 27 Jan. 2014
By Aaron Day - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Extensively covers fish species in the region specified. Has nice range maps, and photos taken of actual specimens. The book is weak or lacking in the life history of each specific fish, but gives coverage of the different groupings. A good book for fisheries biologists. Serves as a good field guide due to is size.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seems great, but just did not meet my needs. 18 Oct. 2012
By David Mencel - Published on Amazon.com
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I really wanted a color book with large pictures to identify generic types of fish I caught - being from CT I know more about LI Sound fish than lake fish (I can barely tell a blue gill from a sturgeon :)

This book is much more than I needed and does not really fit the bill for me. I felt like a 4yr old with a copy of War and Peace... Just in over my head! My bad. I should have known from the description but am posting here to help others who may make the same mistake.

But for what this book actually is seems extremely comprehensive. I will likely replace this with a "Freshwater fish for dummies" type book and when I'm a bit more knowledgeable in a few seasons I'll likely return to this one and better appreciate it then.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An OK book, but not what I expected. 8 May 2014
By Renowal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm an artist and I like to collect nature guidebooks to use as reference for my drawings. I had hoped
this book would be similar in format to other ones I have (on trees, birds, etc), which feature an abundance of large detailed
color pictures throughout. Unfortunately, this one consists mostly of small generic illustrations and low resolution black and white photographs, although there are a few very nice color plates in the back of it. That said, I think this book would be very useful to people who want to learn about fish. It contains a lot of information and is of good quality. If you're an artist looking to buy this for the same reason I did, however, you'll probably want to keep looking.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book for Great Lakes Fishes 13 Mar. 2006
By Michiganfish - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This has for years been one of the great regional fish books of the United States. This revised edition with the addition of distribution maps, more illustrations showing important ID features, the photos placed within the pages of text and many more quality color illustrations have made this book much more user friendly. The rewritten text gives much more information than the original book contained. This book will be of great use to fisherman, those with a interest in the wildlife of this region and serious student of fishes. If you live in the Great Lakes area and are interested in fishes this book is a necessity.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Biologists 2 Nov. 2011
By Biology teacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Extensive keys, moderately technical but illustrated, and with a glossary. Each fish has a short description, range map within the Great Lakes Region, description of range beyond the Great lakes, habitat, and black and white photo. Colour plates, a mix of photos and drawings, at the end of the book. Appendix with "Diagnostic shapes and pigment patterns of larvae of some species." This will be of interest to students of biology and those who are really interested in fish of teh region.
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