A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Maine to Texas (Paperback)

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Val Kells is a marine science illustrator whose clients include publishers, designers, museums, nature centers, and aquariums. Her work has appeared in over 30 public aquariums and museums and numerous publications.Kent Carpenter is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University. He is author and editor of numerous publications, including the multivolumeFAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is a comprehensive, current, and accurate identification guide to the more than 1,000 nearshore and offshore fishes that live in brackish and marine waters from Maine to Texas.

Val Kells and Kent Carpenter bring decades of experience to this project. With Kells' detailed, vivid illustrations and Carpenter's deep knowledge of biology, taxonomy, and nomenclature, this book captures the stunning diversity of species along America’s eastern shores. Key features of the book include:

• more than 1,000 full-color illustrations, set side-by-side with descriptions of each fish• details about the biology of each species• habitat, distribution, and size information

Reliable and up-to-date, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is the most complete book ever published on East and Gulf Coast fishes—perfect for boat, home, or classroom. Its beautiful design and accessible format make it an ideal guide for fishermen, divers, students, scientists, naturalists, and fish enthusiasts alike.


ISBN 9780801898389
Genre NATURE / Animals / Fish
Format Paperback
Pages 448
Publisher Date 2011-01-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.74 lb
Language English
Subtitle From Maine to Texas
Audience College/higher education
Authors Kells, Val
Country of Origin United States

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