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  • Demon Fishby Juliet Eilperin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    A   group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal with villagers so it and other species can survive. In this eye-opening adventure... more...

  • Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishesby Robert J. Wootton; Carl Smith

    Wiley 2014; US$ 199.95

    Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishes is the first integrated review of the reproductive biology of the bony fishes, which are the most species-rich and diversified group of vertebrates. Teleosts display remarkable variation in their modes of reproduction, and this volume is intended to provide a framework for understanding the remarkable reproductive... more...

  • Flatfishesby Robin N. Gibson; Richard D.M. Nash; Audrey J. Geffen; Henk W. Van der Veer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 247.50

    Fascinating and instantly recognizable, flatfishes are unique in their asymmetric postlarval body form. With over 800 extant species recognized and a distribution stretching around the globe, these fishes are of considerable research interest and provide a major contribution to commercial and recreational fisheries worldwide. This second edition of... more...

  • Reef Fish Spawning Aggregationsby Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson; Patrick L. Colin

    Springer 2011; US$ 279.00

    Reef fish spawning aggregations, ranging from small groups to many tens of thousands of individuals, are spectacular but poorly known natural phenomena whereby fish assemble at specific times and locations to spawn. For some species these large groups may be the only form of reproduction, the high fish numbers briefly giving a false impression of stability... more...

  • Zum Umgang mit aquatischen Organismenby Beate Adam; Maren Schürmann; Ulrich Schwevers

    Springer 2013; US$ 59.99

    Das Tierschutzgesetz fordert, dass im Namen derVerantwortung des Menschen seinen Mitgeschöpfen wissentlich weder Schmerzen noch Leiden zugefügt werden dürfen. Dies gilt auch für den Umgang mit zehnfüßigen Krebsen, Neunaugen und Fischen. Den Bedürfnissen dieser aquatischen Organismen wird allerdingsbislang sowohl im... more...

  • Surviving the Sharkby Jonathan Kathrein; Margaret Kathrein; David McGuire; Wallace J. Nichols

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    In Surviving the Shark , Jonathan Kathrein describes his incredible shark attack experience. The book covers all aspects of Kathrein?s survival, beginning with the eerie moments just before the attack, when something smashes into Kathrein?s hand as he paddles on his board, waiting for a wave off Stinson Beach in northern California. Realizing it... more...

  • Salmonby Nicolaas Mink

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 18.00

     Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, cheap, and widely available, salmon is often listed as an essential part of any diet. A delicious and versatile fish, it can be used to make sashimi, cold smoked for lox, or shaped into a fishcake as an alternative to hamburgers. But while salmon is enjoyed all over the globe, it also swims at the center of controversy,... more...

  • The Physiology of Fishesby Margaret E. Brown

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Physiology of Fishes, Volume I focuses on authoritative reviews of the state of knowledge of the various aspects of fish physiology. The selection first offers information on aquatic respiration of fish and cardiovascular systems. Topics include respiration system, metabolic rate, air-breathing organs, relative dimensions of the cardiovascular... more...

  • Sensory Physiology of Aquatic Lower Vertebratesby T. Szabó; G. Czéh

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 31: Sensory Physiology of Aquatic Lower Vertebrates covers the proceedings of the symposia of the 28th International Congress of Physiology. The book presents 17 papers that detail advance findings in the sensory physiology of aquatic lower vertebrates. The coverage of the text includes electroreceptors in... more...

  • Age and Growth of Chondrichthyan Fishesby John K. Carlson; Kenneth J. Goldman

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Shark conservation and management is often hindered by a lack of basic biological information for most species. This volume is a collection of papers on several of the topics that include hard parts (eg caudal thorns) for assessments of age, techniques for validation (eg bomb radiocarbon) and reexaminations of previous age and growth models. more...