Authoritative text crystal-clear photography and a systematic approach make the "Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Aquarium Fish" the most comprehensive guide to all kinds of marine and freshwater aquarium fish. Packed with over 700 full-colour photographs of more than 500 varieties it is designed to cut through the complicated identification process and enable you to recognize a species instantly. Eeach entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the chief characteristics and distinguishing features of each fish. Colour maps indicate the natural range of the species while colour-coded bands provide at-a-glance information on size diet and temperament. For beginners and enthusiasts alike the "Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Aquarium Fish" explains what a fish is how aquarium fish are grouped and classified and how the many different underwater environments have affected body shape markings and coloration. There is practical advice on choosing fish and managing an aquarium and a concise glossary gives instant understanding of technical and scientific terms used in the book.
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This illustrated, compact guide provides general information on the choice and care of fish, natural habitats, required aquarium conditions, and specific details on freshwater and marine tropical and coldwater fishes. Data for each species include family, common name, maximum adult size, physical characteristics of species, habitat, range, geographical distribution, peculiarities of species, alternative names, and a small, attractive photograph showing the male of the species. Key identification features are labeled; diet requirements, temperament, and tank levels where a particular fish dwells are described. Though this handbook is modestly priced in comparison with Nick Dakin's Macmillan Book of the Marine Aquarium ( LJ 8/93), the physically larger Macmillan volume gives more information on each species and fuller detail on the required aquarium conditions and suitable accompanying fish. Still, this book would be useful as a circulating volume for general collections where needed. --Judith B. Barnett, Pell Marine Science Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
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Here's a handy guide that does what Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness Handbooks do best: use pictures to give readers the information they want and need. In glorious full color, 500 marine and freshwater fish are pictured clearly and large enough to make this an identification manual that fish keepers won't want to be without. The fish are grouped into four general categories (tropical freshwater, cold-water freshwater, tropical marine, cold-water marine), then by family and species. Accompanying each clearly labeled photograph are brief remarks about habitat, behavior, and coloration; a small distribution map; and horizontal bar graphs supplying at-a-glance information on diet, temperament, and size. Mills doesn't provide enough for those setting up a tank for the first time, but the tips with which he leads off his text will start novices in the right direction. Stephanie Zvirin
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Descripción Dorling Kindersley, U.K., 1993. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st Edition. A new book with minimal shelf wear from the bookstore at the cover. A fabulous pocket guide for Aquarium fish. With a long introduction and several chapters of related issues, all written in simple language, it is a perfect guide for both beginners and for pros for a quick reference. Full of color photos and a semi hard cover, it covers over 500 marine and freshwater aquarium fish varieties, from around the world. Nº de ref. de la librería 000456