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1 ANDERSON, GARY. Atlantic Salmon: Fact & Fantasy.
Salar Publishing, Montreal: 1990. 0969447809 / 9780969447801 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 47.74 USD
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2 BAILEY, KEVIN M. Billion-dollar Fish: The Untold Story Of Alaska Pollock.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Alaska pollock is everywhere. If you're eating fish but you don't know what kind it is, it's almost certainly pollock. Prized for its generic fish taste, pollock masquerades as crab meat in california rolls and seafood salads, and it feeds millions as fish sticks in school cafeterias and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches at McDonald's. That ubiquity has made pollock the most lucrative fish harvest in America—the fishery in the United States alone has an annual value of over one billion dollars. But even as the money rolls in, pollock is in trouble: in the last few years, the pollock population has declined by more than half, and some scientists are predicting the fishery's eventual collapse. In Billion-Dollar Fish, Kevin M. Bailey combines his years of firsthand pollock research with a remarkable talent for storytelling to offer the first natural history of Alaska pollock. Crucial to understanding the pollock fishery, he shows, is recognizing what aspects of its natural history make pollock so very desirable to fish, while at the same time making it resilient, yet highly vulnerable to overfishing. Bailey delves into the science, politics, and economics surrounding Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea, detailing the development of the fishery, the various political machinations that have led to its current management, and, perhaps most important, its impending demise. He approaches his subject from multiple angles, bringing in the perspectives of fishermen, politicians, environmentalists, and biologists, and drawing on revealing interviews with players who range from Greenpeace activists to fishing industry lawyers. Seamlessly weaving the biology and ecology of pollock with the history and politics of the fishery, as well as Bailey's own often raucous tales about life at sea, Billion-Dollar Fish is a book for every person interested in the troubled relationship between fish and humans, from the depths of the sea to the dinner plate. Choice Magazine: CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Won. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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3 FERRARIS, JR., DR. CARL. Catfish In The Aquarium: An Introduction To Catfish Keeping And The Diversity Of Catfish Forms And Behavior.
Tetra Press, Morris Plains: 1991. 3893560432 / 9783893560431 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Of the many beautiful and interesting species of fish available to tropical fish keepers, none are more universal and desirable than catfish. Almost every aquarium has a place for these fascinating, diligent creatures. Their unique shapes, varying sizes and colors, and excellent work habits make them both a visually interesting part of and contributing members to millions of aquariums. Highly illustrated with full-color photos. Includes an Index. 
Price: 37.29 USD
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4 HUBBS, CARL L.; LAGLER, KARL F. Fishes Of The Great Lakes Region.
University of Michigan Press, Michigan: 1958. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Cover has slight scratches. 
A guide to the fishes of the Great Lakes Region. 
Price: 41.56 USD
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5 KANSAS FISHES COMMITTEE; MATTHEWS, WILLIAM J. (FOREWORD); TOMELLERI, JOSEPH R. (ILLUSTRATIONS) Kansas Fishes.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A guide and a first-rate reference for the angler, scientist, and amateur naturalist alike, this comprehensive volume profiles each of the 144 fish species inhabiting the waterways of Kansas—as well as 27 others that might make their way to the state from nearby river basins. With 121 maps and 184 full-color drawings by Joseph Tomelleri, arguably the best illustrator of North American fishes, Kansas Fishes is an incomparable resource. For each species, the authors, an all-star cast of regional biologists, provide information about fundamental natural history, anatomy, and physiology, along with in-state distributions, habitats, characteristics, and pertinent issues of conservation and ecology. With these experts authoring detailed accounts of the species they know best, this is a uniquely authoritative account of the region's fishes. As such, it will prove useful to students and professionals while providing the passionate amateur and the simply curious an entry into the fascinating world of the fishes of Kansas and nearby states. Joseph R. Tomelleri, an avid fisherman and naturalist, has traveled more than 200,000 miles over the past twenty-five years to collect live fishes. His illustrations have appeared in over a thousand places, including magazines, advertisements, greeting cards, t-shirts, furniture, posters, trading cards, identification guides, and thirty books. "Kansas Fishes is an authoritative account of the fishes of the Great Plains and a wonderful tribute to the legendary Frank Cross. The information is the new baseline for streams undergoing rapid change and should form the basis for conservation of the special fishes that inhabit them. And don't miss the wonderful illustrations by Joe Tomelleri, the best fish artist I know, anywhere."—Peter B Moyle, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology Center for Watershed Sciences "An exhaustive compilation on the taxonomy, biology, ecology, zoogeography, and conservation status of Kansas fishes. Kansas Fishes has broad appeal to naturalists, anglers, and scientists within and outside of Kansas. Frank B. Cross would be proud."—Timothy Bonner, coauthor of Freshwater Fishes of Texas The Kansas Fishes Committee members represent each of the six state universities (Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Kansas State, Pittsburg State, and Wichita State Universities, and the University of Kansas), as well as the Kansas Biological Survey, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism—the people responsible for studying, protecting, and educating people about the fishes and waters of Kansas. In addition to the committee, nearly 50 biologists from the United States and Canada volunteered to contribute species accounts to the book based on their expertise with those species in Kansas and nearby states. These individuals work for a variety of universities, federal and state agencies, and private companies, making this book a broad collaboration of experts on the fish species of Kansas. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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6 KENYON, LEY. Collins Pocket Guide To The Undersea World.
Collins, London: 1957. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Abook designed to help those interested in underwater sports of skin and free driving. Also discusses underwater archaeology. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.96 USD
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7 MINCKLEY, W. L. & PAUL C. MARSH. Inland Fishes Of The Greater Southwest: Chronicle Of A Vanishing Biota.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This comprehensive new book replaces and substantially expands upon the landmark Fishes of Arizona, which has been the authoritative source since it was first published in 1973. Inland Fishes of the Greater Southwest is a one-volume guide to native and non-native fishes of the lower Colorado River basin, downstream from the Grand Canyon, and of the northern tributaries of the Sea of Cortez in the United States and Mexico. In all, there are in-depth accounts of more than 165 species representing 30 families. The book is not limited to the fish. It provides insights into their aquatic world with information on topography, drainage relations, climate, geology, vegetational history, aquatic habitats, human-made water systems, and conservation. A section of the book is devoted to fish identification, with keys to native and non-native families as well as family keys to species. The book is illustrated with more than 120 black-and-white illustrations, 47 full-color plates of native fishes, and nearly 40 maps and figures. Many native fish species are unique to the Southwest. They possess interesting and unusual adaptations to the challenges of the region, able to survive silt-laden floods as well as extreme water temperatures and highly fluctuating water flows ranging from very low levels to flash floods. However, in spite of being well-adapted, many of the fish described here are threatened or endangered, often due to the acts of humans who have altered the natural habitat. For that reason, Inland Fishes of the Greater Southwest presents a vast amount of information about the ecological relationships between the fishes it describes and their environments, paying particular attention to the ways in which human interactions have modified aquatic ecosystems—and to how humans might work to ensure the survival of rapidly disappearing native species. 478 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1.2. W. L. Minckley was a professor emeritus of biology at Arizona State University. He passed away in 2001. Paul C. Marsh is a retired Faculty Research Associate in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and a recognized authority on fishes of the American Southwest. "This book is extremely valuable, interesting, and thoroughly enjoyable. W. L. Minckley and Paul Marsh have done heroic work here. A treasure chest of information."—Edwin Philip Pister "The best available and most up-to-date information is presented and summarized—all viewed through the keen insight of Minckley and Marsh. Few knew or know this fauna as well, . . . and I see and feel Minckley's ideas and passion in every paragraph."—Steven Norris Inland Fishes of the Greater Southwest 
Price: 42.75 USD
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8 MYERS, DR. GEORGE S. The Piranha Book: An Account Of The Ill-famed Piranha Fishes Of The Rivers Of Tropical South America.
T. F. H. Publications, Neptune City: 1972. 0876661339 / 9780876661338 h Hardcover, no dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. 

Price: 14.73 USD
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9 NORMAN, J. R.; TENISON, W. P. C. (ILLUSTRATOR). A History Of Fishes.
Ernest Benn Ltd., London: 1960. Sixth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket shows slight wear. 

Price: 18.05 USD
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10 PESCHAK, THOMAS P. Sharks And People: Exploring Our Relationship With The Most Feared Fish In The Sea.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
At once feared and revered, sharks have captivated people since our earliest human encounters. Children and adults alike stand awed before aquarium shark tanks, fascinated by the giant teeth and unnerving eyes. And no swim in the ocean is undertaken without a slight shiver of anxiety about the very real—and very cinematic—dangers of shark bites. But our interactions with sharks are not entirely one-sided: the threats we pose to sharks through fisheries, organized hunts, and gill nets on coastlines are more deadly and far-reaching than any bite. In Sharks and People acclaimed wildlife photographer Thomas Peschak presents stunning photographs that capture the relationship between people and sharks around the globe. A contributing photographer to National Geographic, Peschak is best known for his unusual photographs of sharks—his iconic image of a great white shark following a researcher in a small yellow kayak is one of the most recognizable shark photographs in the world. The other images gathered here are no less riveting, bringing us as close as possible to sharks in the wild. Alongside the photographs, Sharks and People tells the compelling story of the natural history of sharks. Sharks have roamed the oceans for more than four hundred million years, and in this time they have never stopped adapting to the ever-changing world—their unique cartilage skeletons and array of super-senses mark them as one of the most evolved groups of animals. Scientists have recently discovered that sharks play an important role in balancing the ocean, including maintaining the health of coral reefs. Yet, tens of millions of sharks are killed every year just to fill the demand for shark fin soup alone. Today more than sixty species of sharks, including hammerhead, mako, and oceanic white-tip sharks, are listed as vulnerable or in danger of extinction. The need to understand the significant part sharks play in the oceanic ecosystem has never been so urgent, and Peschak's photographs bear witness to the thrilling strength and unique attraction of sharks. They are certain to enthrall and inspire. "Peschak makes an eloquent visual case for the sublimity of sharks—and also for their conservation. He notes that the media still devotes far more attention to rare shark attacks than to the urgent need to protect them from human depredation, especially the shark fin trade. . . . Great conservation photography like Peschak's, one must hope, will have the power to change attitudes globally." --Atlantic "This coffee-table volume with its fine photography is a visual treat as well as a plea for conservation of predator species that are essential for the health of marine ecosystems. Recommended." --Choice Biological Sciences: Behavioral Biology | Ecology | Evolutionary Biology 
Price: 42.75 USD
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11 RAVENSDALE, T. Coral Fishes: Their Care And Maintenance.
The Pet Library LTD., New York: 1968. 2nd Revised Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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12 STARR, MARKHAM. End Of The Line: Closing The Last Sardine Cannerie In America.
Wesleyan University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 

Price: 23.70 USD
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13 TOMELLERI, JOSEPH R. & EBERLE, MARK E.; CROSS, FRANK (FOREWORD). Fishes Of The Central United States.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2011. Second Edition. Revised and Expanded. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is the greatly-expanded second edition of a book that has been hailed by In-Fisherman as "magnificent . . . the finest, most comprehensive book on the fishes of the central United States." Featuring the artwork of nationally acclaimed fish illustrator Joseph Tomelleri, it bridges the gap between technical studies and popular field guides in a volume that is indispensable for anglers and naturalists alike. Working with Prismacolor, graphite pencils, and painstaking attention to scientifically precise detail, Tomelleri showcases his ability with stunning illustrations that are both technically and aesthetically satisfying, while also capturing subtle variations among fishes that the camera lens misses. In this new edition he depicts 250 fishes, including 87 appearing for the first time (a more than 50% increase over the original edition), found in 21 states from the Great Lakes in the north through the Mississippi Valley to the southern tip of Texas, and west to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande. Tomelleri teams up once again with Mark Eberle to provide keen insights into the ecology, natural history, and conservation of these fishes and the types of threats they face. Species accounts are informative but not technical, and are interwoven with folklore and anecdotes. Do you know, for example, what fish looks like "Mother Nature's hand-held vacuum cleaner?" Can you name a minnow that reaches five to six feet in length? Or the fish that sometimes turns up in farmers' fields—alive? What fish has a gizzard? Which one swims a victory lap after it catches its prey? Tomelleri and Eberle reveal the answers and much more in this lavishly illustrated compendium of fish facts and lore. Joseph R. Tomelleri, an avid fisherman and naturalist, has traveled more than 175,000 miles over the past twenty-five years to collect live fishes. His 1,000 illustrations have appeared in over 500 places, including thirty books, magazines, advertisements, greeting cards, T-shirts, furniture, posters, trading cards, and identification guides. Mark E. Eberle, an aquatic biologist, is lab coordinator in the Department of Biological Sciences and collection manager for the Sternberg Museum of Natural History at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. "Tomelleri is the best fish illustrator I've ever seen. Period. His handling of natural detail, scientific accuracy, and aesthetic elegance is nothing short of incredible. An artistic tour de force. Wow!"—Gary Soucie, former executive editor, Audubon "Magnificent artwork. Tomelleri uses painstaking attention to capture every nuance of his subjects, right down to the exact number of scales and fin rays. One of the most enjoyable and enlightening fish books you'll ever read."—Arkansas Game and Fish "The illustrations are so lifelike that one can almost hear the fish struggle to get off the page."—Chattanooga Times "Tomelleri has traveled thousands of miles—and once even found himself wading through a stream full of poisonous water moccasins—in search of bowfins, Rio Grande perch, and alligator gars. . . . He is a fish illustrator of great renown, widely acclaimed for his precise yet elegant renderings."--Kansas City Star 
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