The Resource Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything, Helen Scales

Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything, Helen Scales

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Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything
Title
Eye of the shoal
Title remainder
a fishwatcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything
Statement of responsibility
Helen Scales
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish. There are giants that live for centuries and thumb-sized tiddlers that survive only weeks; they can be pancake-flat or inflatable balloons; they can shout with colors or hide in plain sight, cheat and dance, remember and say sorry; some rarely budge while others travel the globe restlessly. And yet the mesmerizing and complex lives of fish remain largely underrated and unseen, living hidden beneath the waterline, out of sight and out of mind. Helen Scales is our guide on an underwater journey, as we fathom the depths and watch these animals going about the glorious business of being fish. As well as the fish, we meet devoted fishwatchers past and present, from voodoo zombie potion hunters and scientists who taught fish how to walk to nonagenarian explorers of the deep sea. Woven throughout are vignettes of Helen's own aquatic explorations, from eerie nighttime dives with glowing fish and up-close encounters with giant manta rays, to floating in the middle of a swirling shoal being watched by thousands of inquisitive eyes. As well as being a rich and entertaining read, this book will inspire readers to think again about these animals and the seas they inhabit, and to go out and appreciate the wonders of fish, whether through the glass walls of an aquarium or, better still, by gazing into the fishes' wild world and swimming through it
  • Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water and reigning supreme among its creatures are the fish. Their mesmerizing and complex lives remain largely unseen, hidden beneath the waterline, out of sight and out of mind. Scales helps readers fathom the depths and watch these animals going about the glorious business of being fish. She inspires readers to think again about these animals and the seas they inhabit, and to go out and appreciate the wonders of fish.-- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
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Scales, Helen
Dewey number
597
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL615
LC item number
.S33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fishes
  • Fish watching
  • Fish communities
  • Fishes
  • Ichthyology
  • Deep diving
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology
Label
Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything, Helen Scales
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [306]-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The wandering ichthyologist -- Ichthyo-curiosities -- A view from the deep: introducing the fish -- Outrageous acts of colour -- Illuminations -- Anatomy of a shoal -- Fish food -- Toxic fish -- How fish used to be -- Fish symphonies -- (Re)thinking fish -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781472936844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1038029813
  • 847754
  • (OCoLC)on1038029813
  • 847754
Label
Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything, Helen Scales
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [306]-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The wandering ichthyologist -- Ichthyo-curiosities -- A view from the deep: introducing the fish -- Outrageous acts of colour -- Illuminations -- Anatomy of a shoal -- Fish food -- Toxic fish -- How fish used to be -- Fish symphonies -- (Re)thinking fish -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781472936844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1038029813
  • 847754
  • (OCoLC)on1038029813
  • 847754

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