217 pages, 30 col & 29 b/w photos
This book is organized in an easy-to-read and accessible question-and-answer format, filled with more than 55 photographs and over 100 interesting facts from fish biology basics to the importance of preserving and restoring fish diversity and healthy populations.
Judith Weis's clearly written book will interest a wide range of readers, from educators to naturally curious young people.-Howard Reisman, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Long Island University
"Do Fish Sleep? must have every Ichthyology 101 final exam question imaginable, but with much more thorough and engaging answers!"-Francis Juanes, University of Massachusetts
"Fish, fish, and more fish--from minnows to sharks, mountain streams to ocean bottoms, and teeth to tail fins, if it's a fish question, it's answered here."-John Waldman, author of Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor
Preface and Acknowledgments
Where Fishes Live
Dangers and Defenses
Fish and Human Health
Research and Conservation
Appendix: Public Aquaria in the United States
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JUDITH S. WEIS is a professor of biological sciences at Rutgers University. She is the coauthor of Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History (Rutgers University Press).