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Fishes of the rainbow : Henry Compton's art of the reefs

Author: David A McKee; Mark Anderson; Larry J Hyde; Henry Compton
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2018]
Series: Gulf Coast books, no. 33.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In warm, shallow waters around the world, coral reefs teem with tens of thousands of marine species, including brightly colored and fancifully named fishes--damselffishes, angelfishes, dolphinfishes. Reefs rival rainforests in biodiversity and about a third of the world's marine fish species live part of their lives on coral reefs. In the 1960s, marine biologist Henry "Hank" Compton (1928-2005) of the Texas Parks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Pictorial works
Biography
Named Person: Henry Compton; Henry Compton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A McKee; Mark Anderson; Larry J Hyde; Henry Compton
ISBN: 9781623496968 1623496969
OCLC Number: 1033548978
Description: 200 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Fishes of the rainbow" --
Henry Compton --
Life on the reef. Building blocks of a coral reef ; Formation of a reef community ; Types of reefs ; Zonation of reefs ; Biology of reef fishes --
Light and color --
The art of Hank Compton / by Mark Anderson --
Taxonomic classifications --
Fishes of the rainbow --
Appendix: Digitizing the artwork / by Larry J. Hyde.
Series Title: Gulf Coast books, no. 33.
Responsibility: David A. McKee ; with Larry J. Hyde, Michael Barrett, Jennifer Hardell, Mark Anderson & Aaron Baxter.

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Introduces art lovers and tropical fish enthusiasts to Henry "Hank" Compton's world. Marine biologist David McKee provides context for Compton's work as well as an informative overview of the science  Read more...

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"This book offers a stylish perspective of color-rich, coral reef fish." --Choice--Choice

 
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