What a Fish Knows
The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
Paperback ISBN: 0374537097
A New York Times Bestseller Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. Although there are more than thirty thousand species of fish—more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined—we rarely consider how individual fishes think, feel, and behave. Balcombe upends our assumptions about fishes, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines but as sentient, aware, social, and even Machiavellian—in other words, much like us. What a Fish Knows draws on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Fishes conduct elaborate courtship rituals and develop lifelong bonds with shoalmates. They also plan, hunt cooperatively, use tools, curry favor, deceive one another, and punish wrongdoers. We may imagine that fishes lead simple, fleeting lives—a mode of existence that boils down to a place on the food chain, rote spawning, and lots of aimless swimming. But, as Balcombe demonstrates, the truth is far richer and more complex, worthy of the grandest social novel. Highlighting breakthrough discoveries from fish enthusiasts and scientists around the world and pondering his own encounters with fishes, Balcombe examines the fascinating means by which fishes gain knowledge of the places they inhabit, from shallow tide pools to the deepest reaches of the ocean. Teeming with insights and exciting discoveries, What a Fish Knows offers a thoughtful appraisal of our relationships with fishes and inspires us to take a more enlightened view of the planet’s increasingly imperiled marine life. What a Fish Knows will forever change how we see our aquatic cousins—the pet goldfish included.
Freshwater Fishing Essentials
A Folding Pocket Guide to Gear, Techniques & Useful Tips
Paperback ISBN: 1620053055
Freshwater Fishing Essentials is a convenient quick reference to the topics every angler needs to know. This pocket guide provides information on all the basics including essential equipment; fishing methods for different species; where to find fish on lakes and rivers; when to fish; the most common species of freshwater fish and the hook size that applies to each, and how to land, gut and fillet a fish. This lightweight, waterproof folding guide is an indispensable source of information for anyone who loves to fish. Made in the USA.
Fish of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 1591931924
Impress your fishing buddies with the Fish of Minnesota Field Guide. It includes detailed illustrations and quick comparisons to ID the fish you catch. Plus, waterproof pages make the book safe to take on shore, in the boat or on the dock.
The Fish Market
Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate
Hardcover ISBN: 1250079101
Recounts the stories of the people and places behind sustainable seafood in the United States, explaining the methods that investors, equity firms, and seafood landlords have used to leverage the sustainable seafood movement.
A Love Story
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0307267156
Examines the natural history of the tuna, one of the world's most endangered marine animals, revealing how the increasing demand for sushi has caused a devastating overfishing of the tuna and detailing the implications of its potential extinction.
Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America North of Mexico
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0547242069
A guide that is ideal for anglers gives the description, size, range, habitat and behavior of the nearly 1,000 species of fish that swim the waters of North America, in a book that includes full-color photos and 566 full-color range maps. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Your First Marine Aquarium
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0764136755
Starting a marine aquarium is an fairly complex undertaking for ambitious aquarium hobbyists. This bookÂ’s author discusses many aspects of marine aquarium maintenance and presents clear instructions on creating the correct water chemistry and environment in which saltwater animals can flourish. This book is a title in BarronÂ’s extensive line of Complete Pet OwnerÂ’s Manuals . Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animalÂ’s traitsÂ—and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. The titles cover virtually all animals that are kept as pets, and include a wide selection of dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, and even some insects and arachnids.
The Freshwater Fish Cookbook
More than 200 Ways to Cook Your Catch
Paperback ISBN: 1599213869
The Freshwater Fish Cookbookis A. D. Livingston’s gift to the freshwater angler, delivered in his incomparable and humorous style. With easy-to-follow instructions, these more than 200 mouthwatering recipes—for a huge net full of fish including trout, salmon, black bass, perch, pike, walleye, stripers, and many others—are a must-have for any angler who likes to “keep a few for the table” and those who cook and clean their catches. Livingston covers not only the most popular sport fish but also some so-called “trash” fish like carp, which more and more American anglers are getting hooked on. Sidebars provide helpful tips on cooking and freezing fish and on equipment, not to mention attention-grabbing, funny, ever informative bits of trivia. With delectable full-color photos of food and fish as well as illustrations showing how to clean and fillet, The Freshwater Fish Cookbookis more than just another collection of recipes—it’s an essential all-around resource for the fishing fanatic. Praise for the author’s previous books “[A. D. Livingston] is simultaneously the most local and global of chefs . . . characteristically strong and simplifying recipes without simplifying the results.”—Gray’s Sporting Journal “Livingston is a good writer with a sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge about cooking.”—Publishers Weekly
A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 0140275010
A witty romp through history uses the codfish as its main character, showing how cod became the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, while also questioning how depleted codfish stocks might affect the world's future, given their impact on the past. Reprint. Tour. NYT.