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National Audubon Society field guide to fishes. North America

Author: Carter Rowell Gilbert; James D Williams; National Audubon Society.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Series: National Audubon Society field guide series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. ed., 2nd ed., fully revView all editions and formats
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The new National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes contains all new photographs, drawings, and maps, and offers a 45 percent increase in coverage of species of fresh- and saltwater fishes. Its features include: . 750 species photos and 20 inset photos of characteristic distinguishing field marks to aid in identification--all in full color . Comprehensive introductory essays on taxonomy, biology,  Read more...
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Gilbert, Carter Rowell, 1930-
National Audubon Society field guide to fishes. North America.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002
(OCoLC)656220424
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carter Rowell Gilbert; James D Williams; National Audubon Society.
ISBN: 0375412247 9780375412240
OCLC Number: 48958388
Notes: Rev. ed. of: National Audubon Society field guide to fishes, whales & dolphins / by the National Audubon Society staff. 1983.
"A Chanticleer Press edition."
Description: 607 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Saltwater fishes / Carter R. Gilbert --
Freshwater fishes / James D. William.
Series Title: National Audubon Society field guide series.
Other Titles: National Audubon Society field guide to fishes, whales & dolphins.
Responsibility: Carter R. Gilbert, James D. Williams.
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The new National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes contains all new photographs, drawings, and maps, and offers a 45 percent increase in coverage of species of fresh- and saltwater fishes. Its features include: . 750 species photos and 20 inset photos of characteristic distinguishing field marks to aid in identification--all in full color . Comprehensive introductory essays on taxonomy, biology, life cycle, etc. . Detailed accounts of 657 species, with notes on 764 more, for a total of 1,421 species--nearly half again the number of species in the original edition . 366 superb black-and-white line drawings by John Norton, illustrator of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes . 660 all-new maps, for both fresh- and saltwater species. (The original edition had maps for only freshwater fishes.) In short, this information-packed volume now offers more data, descriptions, and identification guides to North American fishes than ever before: a book to aid fishermen, collectors, naturalists, and students in equal measure. Annotation. Covering both freshwater and saltwater species, this fully revised edition brings a new level of accuracy and usefulness to the original fishes field guide published over 20 years ago. Over 700 new full-color photographs, 286 black-and-white illustrations, and 637 maps combine to make this book the most comprehensive field guide available to the fishes of North America. "635 species covered in detail, with notes on 771 more "723 full-color identification photographs "286 black-and-white illustrations "Visual organization of species photographs by shape for easy identification "Range map for each species "Glossary of useful terms.

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