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The Complete Illustrated World Guide to Freshwater Fish & River Creatures: A Natural History and Identification Guide to the Aquatic Animal Life of Ponds, Lakes and Rivers, with More Than 700 Detailed Illustrations and Photographs

Field / Identification GuidePopular Science

By: Daniel Gilpin(Author), Jenny Schmid-Araya(Contributor)

256 pages, 700+ colour photos and colour illustrations, colour distribution maps

Hermes House

Hardback | Sep 2013 | #208391 | ISBN-13: 9781846814693
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $21/€17 approx

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Featuring over 650 fish, reptiles and amphibians, including salmon, chubs, bass, catfish, darters, eels, cichlids, piranhas, tetras, turtles, crocodiles and many more. The Complete Illustrated World Guide to Freshwater Fish & River Creatures includes a detailed reference section that covers anatomy, senses, classification, breeding and feeding, with superb illustrations. Stunning pictorial reconstructions show the major types of freshwater habitat – from cool lakes to tropical swamps – and the creatures you are likely to find in them.

Species are profiled in encyclopedic continental sections, with key information on distinguishing physical features, lifestyle and habits. 700 identification images make this an invaluable guide. This comprehensive volume offers superb world coverage of the many kinds of fish, reptiles and amphibians living in the freshwater environment, from river catchments and swift-flowing streams to murky swamps and clear-water lakes.

The Complete Illustrated World Guide to Freshwater Fish & River Creatures begins with an introduction to freshwater biology, and then contains fully illustrated directories profiling over 650 fish, turtles, newts and crocodiles. The species are presented with superb illustrations, and there are maps and quick-reference data panels to pinpoint distribution, habitat, food, size and breeding habits.

With over 700 glorious images to assist identification, this information-packed resource is likely to appeal to anglers and aquarium enthusiasts, as well as to the general reader.

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Daniel Gilpin studied zoology at Bristol University before becoming a professional writer. He is now one of Britain's most respected natural history authors. Daniel has written more than 50 books and contributed to several encyclopedias. He has also written numerous articles for part-works and magazines. His work has been published in Europe, North America and Asia, with some titles translated into several different languages.

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