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

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"In Darwin's Fishes, Daniel Pauly presents an encyclopedia of ichthyology, ecology, and evolution, based upon everything that Charles Darwin ever wrote about fish. Entries are arranged alphabetically and can be about, for example, a particular fish taxon, an anatomical part, a chemical substance, a scientist, a place, or an evolutionary or ecological concept. Readers can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references on a voyage of interconnected entries, each indirectly or directly connected with writings from Darwin
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Overview

"In Darwin's Fishes, Daniel Pauly presents an encyclopedia of ichthyology, ecology, and evolution, based upon everything that Charles Darwin ever wrote about fish. Entries are arranged alphabetically and can be about, for example, a particular fish taxon, an anatomical part, a chemical substance, a scientist, a place, or an evolutionary or ecological concept. Readers can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references on a voyage of interconnected entries, each indirectly or directly connected with writings from Darwin himself. Along the way, the reader is offered interpretation of the historical material put in the context of both Darwin's time and that of contemporary biology and ecology." This book is intended for anyone interested in fish, the work of Charles Darwin, evolutionary biology and ecology, and natural history in general.
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Editorial Reviews

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"[A]n eclectic, scholarly reference work, rich in historical content and chock full of interesting quotes and insights from Darwin and Pauly alike."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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521535038
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/20/2007
  • 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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Table of Contents

List of figures; Foreword J. S. Nelson; Preface and acknowledgements; Conventions used in the text; Darwin and ichthyology; Darwin's fishes: a dry run; Entries (A to ZZZ); Appendix I. Fish in spirits of wine Jacqueline McGlade; Appendix II. Fish of the Beagle in the BMNH; Appendix III. Checklist of fish specimens, identified as collected by Charles Darwin on the Beagle voyage, that ought to be present in the collections of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge Adrian Friday; Bibliography; Index to the fishes.

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