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Fish (Eyewitness Books) by Steve Parker

Fish (Eyewitness Books) (1988)

by Steve Parker

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  saintmarysaccden | Nov 12, 2013 |
This book talks about different kinds of fish and where they live. Great for preschool/schoolage.
  CindiH | Oct 28, 2013 |
This DK Eyewitness Guide offers a basic introduction to the diversity and biology of extant fishes. It focuses on bony fishes (osteichthyans); sharks and rays get a couple of pages of coverage, and jawless fishes (agnathans) are mentioned in passing. No matter; with 26,000 species of bony fishes, this book has a lot to explore!

Written for the general public, this book is full of excellent color photographs and diagrams, with short paragraphs of explanatory text. It approaches the vast diversity of bony fishes by considering in succession such topics as swimming, coloration, scales, tails, skeleton, defense, reproduction, and various aspects of natural history. Although the approach is not taxonomic, a few particular groups get attention -- pipefishes, flatfish, pufferfish, eels, and rays. As is typical of the DK Eyewitness series, the information is accurate and largely current. Teens and adults will find this book a useful introduction to fish diversity and function. ( )
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"With full-color photographs and careful anatomical drawings, charts, and diagrams, Fish educates even the casual browser. Each two-page section opens with a general text, while captions underneath the numerous pictures generously provide specific facts about every facet of fish life--camouflage, early fishes, oddities, and physiology. Libraries will not want to be without this absorbing entry in the Eyewitness Books series."--Booklist.

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Photographs and text explore the characteristics, habitats, and variety of fishes and other undersea life.

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