The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea

The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea

by Stan Ulanski
     
 

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The saga of a unique group of fish and those who have formed bonds with them: anglers, biologists, charter-boat captains, and conservationists. Ulanski brings a rich background to the subject in a multifaceted approach that will enrich not only readers’ appreciation of billfish but the whole of the natural world.

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The saga of a unique group of fish and those who have formed bonds with them: anglers, biologists, charter-boat captains, and conservationists. Ulanski brings a rich background to the subject in a multifaceted approach that will enrich not only readers’ appreciation of billfish but the whole of the natural world.

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“Stan Ulanski, himself a scientist and angler, uses his talents in both arenas to blend the facts of science with the practical aspects of fishing. The result is a readable and informative account of the billfish fishery. There is something for everyone with an interest in billfish.”—Ron Presley, author of Fishing Secrets from Florida’s East Coast

“Ulanski’s book provides the most comprehensive, easy-to-read text I have seen on the evolution of billfish, their oceanic habitat, and the sport of billfishing. Nothing escapes his notice. This is an excellent read for anyone truly interested in billfish.”—Ellen M. Peel, President, The Billfish Foundation

“Ulanski writes with both a scientific and an angler’s perspective. . . . A worthwhile choice for both anglers and students of these majestic fish.”—Diana Hartle, Library Journal

“This attractive book is written by a college professor who is also an enthusiastic big-game fisherman. . . .[Ulanski] reviews the biological and literary history of the billfishes, a group that includes the swordfish, sailfish, white marlin, blue marlin, and spearfish. Along with providing a well-written biological history, the book contains a good description of ocean currents and their relationship to fish behavior. . . .Each species is illustrated by a beautiful color plate, and the book also includes good black-and-white photographs and drawings. The Billfish Story will interest a wide audience of fishing enthusiasts and students as well as ichthyologists and fishery biologists.” —Choice

author of Fishing Secrets from Florida's East Coast - Ron Presley

Stan Ulanski, himself a scientist and angler, uses his talents in both arenas to blend the facts of science with the practical aspects of fishing. The result is a readable and informative account of the billfish fishery. There is something for everyone with an interest in billfish.

Ellen M. Peel
Ulanski’s book provides the most comprehensive, easy-to-read text I have seen on the evolution of billfish, their oceanic habitat, and the sport of billfishing. Nothing escapes his notice. This is an excellent read for anyone truly interested in billfish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820341910
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Series:
Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,201,571
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

STAN ULANSKI is a professor of meteorology, oceanography, and marine resources in the Geology and Environmental Science Department at James Madison University. He is the author of The California Current: A Pacific Ecosystem and Its Fliers, Divers, and Swimmers and The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic.

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