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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...

  • 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...

  • The Art of Taxidermyby Jane Eastoe

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2012; US$ 9.10

    The Art of Taxidermyis a contemporary look at an historical and controversial subject ; a sumptuous photographic led exploration of the genre's history, uses and modern applications. Taxidermy courses are enjoying a renewed surge of popularity and this book is poised to offer the new wave of enthusiasts a beautiful volume on the subject. 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...

  • 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...

  • Migratory Fishes of South Americaby Joachim Carolsfield

    International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 19.99

    Fish species that migrate within the great rivers of South America support important local fisheries but are little known outside their native range. This book represents the first collection of the work of local scientific experts on these remarkable fish. The authors cover the Upper Paraná, Paraguay-Paraná, Uruguay and São Francisco... more...

  • Behavior of Marine Fishesby Pingguo He

    Wiley 2011; US$ 236.95

    Understanding fish behavior in relation to capture processes in marine fisheries is of fundamental importance to reducing bycatch and discards, and to enhancing marine fisheries conservation efforts.    A thorough understanding of this allows commercial fishers to more effectively capture target species while reducing the catch of unwanted... more...

  • Eelsby James Prosek

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    ?This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story.? ?Thomas McGuane ?I loved it! A beautiful adventure story of one of the most wide-spread and least-known but ecologically important fish.? ?Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World Famous for his deeply informed, compulsively readable books on trout, writer-painter James Prosek... more...