By: Gregory Rouse and Fredrik Pleijel
354 pages, Col plates, bw plates, illus
Polychaetes are very common worms belonging to the Annalid family that are of interest to marine biologists and invertebrate zoologists. No other book condenses so comprehensively our present understanding of the biology of this group. It is generously illustrated with drawings, scanning electron micrographs and colour plates.
This introductory section is succeeded by the detailed comparisons, which are not only excellently illustrated but complemented by a handsome set of colour pictures. Geological Magazine Whilst the core of the book is systematic, the overview at the beginning of the book is concise and invaluable. Geological Magazine In this magnificent volume Greg Rouse and Fredrik Pleijel present a masterly, fascinating and encyclopaedic summary on this important group of animals. Geological Magazine [This book] is very well presented, with a swag of coloured photographs taken of live animals, some lovely micrographs of this amazing group of animals and line drawings for each family. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology A book of this nature was clearly an enormous undertaking, and the authors are to be congratulated on the final product ... will be of immense value to anyone intending to study, or currently investigating, Africa's rich polychaete fauna. African Zoology ... chapters are informative and are excellent as a quick reference for information on any taxon. If more detail is needed, readers will find the text well referenced. African Zoology
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