A Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes: North America North of Mexico / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The first comprehensive field guide to freshwater fishes - covers all 790 species known in the United States and Canada. More than 700 illustrations, most in color, show identifying marks. Also includes 377 distribution maps and additional drawings of key details.
About the Author
DR. LAWRENCE M. PAGE is curator of fishes at the Florida Museum of Natural History. He is also principal scientist emeritus for the Illinois Natural History Survey's Center for Biodiversity, and an affiliate professor at the University of Florida.
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.
DR. BROOKS M. BURR is a professor in the department of zoology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and is an affiliate scientist of the Illinois Natural History Survey. Dr. Page and Dr. Burr have extensive field experience and have published numerous papers on the freshwater fishes of North America.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A very good, usable reference.
This is the only book of freshwater fishes I have found that actually has every freshwater fish in North America. Most freshwater fish books out there are only interested in game fish and over look the diversity of topminnows, killifish, and the other smaller fish that are just as important as, and often more abundant than, the game fish. If you have any interest in knowing ALL of the freshwater fish this is the book you want to have. There are some books you can find on a state by state basis that are also helpful (unfortunately I haven't found one for Florida, the area I was interested in). I would also recommend finding a local species list to assist in narrowing down species.
With excelent color photos, this is a must for all those beginner fishermen. You'll always know what you're catching.