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Darwin's Fishes
An Encyclopedia of Ichthyology, Ecology, and Evolution

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  • Author: Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
J. S. Nelson, Jacqueline McGlade, Adrian Friday
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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521535038

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  • Presenting everything Charles Darwin ever wrote about fishes and many more topics, the entries in this encyclopedia are arranged alphabetically and extracted from Darwin's books, short publications, notebooks and correspondence. Readers can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references directly or indirectly to Darwin's original writings. The material is interpreted in the context of Darwin's time as well as of contemporary biology.

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    • Scholarly: Darwin's original sources were tracked, which allows evaluation of their accuracy
    • Written by one of the best-known fisheries scientists in the world
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    " engaging [and] entertaining book with useful details..."
    Trends in Ecology and Evolution

    "[A]n eclectic, scholarly reference work, rich in historical content and chock full of interesting quotes and insights from Darwin and Pauly alike."

    "Darwin's Fishes: An Encyclopedia of Ichthyology, Ecology, and Evolution, by Daniel Pauly, is a unique and insightful analysis of Charles Darwin's contributions to ichthyology and to evolutionary biology in general. I highly recommend this book as an enjoyable way to become reacquainted with the original writings and thoughts of Charles Darwin, and to perhaps appreciate for the first time his significant contributions to ichthyology."
    ECOSCIENCE, Randal J. Snyder

    "Provides a useful historic source."
    American Reference Books Annual

    "An erudite hobby turned reference work, Darwin's Fishes brings together all of Charles Darwin's scattered remarks on all kinds of fish...Daniel Pauly reproduces and discusses relevant passages from Darwin's notebooks, letters, papers, books and marginalia>'
    Gregory Radick, Book Reviews, ISIS

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521535038
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 43 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    Foreword J. S. Nelson
    Preface and acknowledgements
    Conventions used in the text
    Darwin and ichthyology
    Darwin's fishes: a dry run
    Entries (A to ZZZ)
    Appendix I. Fish in spirits of wine Jacqueline McGlade
    Appendix II. Fish of the Beagle in the BMNH
    Appendix III. Checklist of fish specimens, identified as collected by Charles Darwin on the Beagle voyage, that ought to be present in the collections of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge Adrian Friday
    Index to the fishes.

  • Author

    Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Daniel Pauly is a tenured Professor at the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He has written over 400 articles, books and papers.


    J. S. Nelson, Jacqueline McGlade, Adrian Friday

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