Inland Fishes of the Greater Southwest: Chronicle of a Vanishing Biota

Chronicle of a Vanishing Biota
 
 
University of Arizona Press
  • erschienen am 30. August 2016
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 478 Seiten
978-0-8165-3428-9 (ISBN)
 
This authoritative one-volume guide describes the native and nonnative fishes of the lower Colorado River basin, downstream from the Grand Canyon, and of the northern tributaries of the Sea of Cortez in the United States and Mexico. In all, there are in-depth accounts of more than 165 species representing 30 families. The book is not limited to the fish. It provides insights into their aquatic world with information on topography, drainage relations, climate, geology, vegetational history, aquatic habitats, human-made water systems, and conservation. A section of the book is devoted to fish identification, with keys to native and non-native families as well as family keys to species. The book is illustrated with more than 120 black-and-white illustrations, 47 full-colour plates of native fishes, and nearly
  • Englisch
  • Tucson
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
40 maps and figures.
  • Höhe: 277 mm
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  • Breite: 213 mm
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  • Dicke: 23 mm
  • 1338 gr
978-0-8165-3428-9 (9780816534289)
0816534284 (0816534284)
W. L. Minckley joined the faculty of Arizona State University in 1963. At the time of his death in 2001, he was Emeritus Professor of Biology. He was author, co-author, or editor of several books, including Freshwater Fishes of Mexico, and he contributed to more than 200 journal articles and book chapters. Paul C. Marsh is a retired Faculty Research Associate in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and a recognized authority on fishes of the American Southwest.
This book is extremely valuable, interesting, and thoroughly enjoyable. W. L. Minckley and Paul Marsh have done heroic work here. A treasure chest of information. Edwin Philip Pister" The best available and most up-to-date information is presented and summarized all viewed through the keen insight of Minckley and Marsh. Few knew or know this fauna as well, . . . and I see and feel Minckley s ideas and passion in every paragraph. Steven Norris" "The best available and most up-to-date information is presented and summarized--all viewed through the keen insight of Minckley and Marsh. Few knew or know this fauna as well, . . . and I see and feel Minckley's ideas and passion in every paragraph." --Steven Norris "This book is extremely valuable, interesting, and thoroughly enjoyable. W. L. Minckley and Paul Marsh have done heroic work here. A treasure chest of information."--Edwin Philip Pister "The best available and most up-to-date information is presented and summarized--all viewed through the keen insight of Minckley and Marsh. Few knew or know this fauna as well, . . . and I see and feel Minckley's ideas and passion in every paragraph."--Steven Norris

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