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The Science Times Book of Fish
     

The Science Times Book of Fish

by Nicholas Wade (Editor)
 

For twenty years, readers of The New York Times have looked forward to the Science Times section every Tuesday as one of the few national forums for high-quality science writing for the layman and an authoritative source for scientists as well. Its features, written by award-winning journalists, deliver cutting-edge information and lucid analysis.The Science Times

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For twenty years, readers of The New York Times have looked forward to the Science Times section every Tuesday as one of the few national forums for high-quality science writing for the layman and an authoritative source for scientists as well. Its features, written by award-winning journalists, deliver cutting-edge information and lucid analysis.The Science Times Book of Fish collects the best articles on fish and other creatures of the sea from Science Times, exploring the biology and environments of aquatic life from the oceans' deepest reaches to lakes and rivers throughout the world. Among the book's surprising discoveries are that the orange roughy lives to be 150 years old and reaches sexual maturity at 30, the cichlids of Africa's Lake Victoria mate for life, and a deep-sea multi-stomached jellyfish exists that can grow as large as a blue whale.With this extraordinary volume comes the satisfaction of having gained a priceless new understanding of the world in which we live. (71/4 X 91/2, 244 pages, illustrations)

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Former "Science Times" editor Wade has selected articles from the famed section of the New York Times and assembled them into single-topic volumes for these first two issues in a new series. Headlines such as "Thuggish Cuckoos Use Muscle To Run Egg Protection Racket," combined with a fast-paced journalistic style, will entice even the science phobic. The articles are accurate, current, and able to give sufficient background information to render their newsworthy research results understandable. The universal scientific importance of outwardly insignificant findings, like mate selection in guppies, is made clear and satisfies an urgent responsibility in science writing. Though a scant table of contents and the absence of an index impair quick access to information, this is highly recommended for general collections.Frank Reiser, Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558216044
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Science Times
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.77(d)

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Nicholas Wade is a longtime reporter for The New York Times's Science section, which studies by the Times have shown is the most popular section of the paper around the country. Before writing for the Times, Wade was the deputy editor of Nature magazine in London, one of the world's most prestigious science publications, and a reporter for Science magazine, the world's premier science journal. He is the author or coauthor of six books, including A Natural History of Vision.

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