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The Open Sea, Volume 2 Fish and Fisheries

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Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 37
By: Sir Alister Hardy(Author), Douglas P Wilson(Illustrator)
336 pages, 16 plates with colour illustrations; 68 b/w photos
Publisher: HarperCollins
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This is the sequel to the World of Plankton, the first part of Sir Alister Hardy's great survey of life in the Open Sea. It in fact deals with everything in the sea that depends on plankton.
The Open Sea, Volume 2
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  • The Open Sea, Volume 2 ISBN: 9780007308255 Hardback Jul 2009 Unavailable #233853
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Complete your New Naturalist collection with Harper Collins's facsimile versions, which are printed on demand. The Open Sea, Volume 2 was first published in 1959.

This is the sequel to the World of Plankton, the first part of Sir Alister Hardy's great survey of life in the Open Sea. It in fact deals with everything in the sea that depends on plankton. Once more it is the work of an enthusiast, written with the same lucidity and the same delightful style, both informal and informative, that was so highly praised when Part One was published. Indeed, to quote the Manchester Guardian, "the author is a complete master of his subject and no comparable book has been published in this generation".

In addition to writing of the marine fish of our waters as living creatures taking their part in the general community of the sea, Sir Alister also deals with the fisheries as part of that general natural history. He deals with the animals on the sea bed, so important in supplying food for the bottom living fish, and with fish parasites. Whales and reptiles come within the book's scope, and there is a sketch of the development of fisheries research. The Open Sea, Volume 2 ends with a discussion of the future development in the fisheries as a result of advances in technology and research.

As in Part One, the 16 pages of remarkable colour illustrations are all from the author's own paintings and the 68 black and white photographs are mainly by Douglas P. Wilson.

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Monograph
Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 37
By: Sir Alister Hardy(Author), Douglas P Wilson(Illustrator)
336 pages, 16 plates with colour illustrations; 68 b/w photos
Publisher: HarperCollins
NHBS
This is the sequel to the World of Plankton, the first part of Sir Alister Hardy's great survey of life in the Open Sea. It in fact deals with everything in the sea that depends on plankton.
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"One of the world's scientific masterpieces. He is a superb writer."
Yorkshire Post

"Magnificent. Splendidly illustrated. All with an interest in natural history should read this book."
New Scientist

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