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

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

by Daniel Pauly, D. Pauly
     
 

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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

Overview

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"[A]n eclectic, scholarly reference work, rich in historical content and chock full of interesting quotes and insights from Darwin and Pauly alike."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

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521535038
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/20/2007
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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