Darwin and ichthyology

This book, consisting mainly of alphabetized entries and of quotes ripped from their context, makes it hard for the reader to gain an overall view of its major topic: Darwin's relationships to ichthyology, both as a user of, and a contributor to, the insights in that discipline.

The brief introduction which follows, adapted from Pauly (2002a), attempts to compensate for this by linking Charles Darwin (CD; 1809-82) to various themes, arranged in four periods, and themselves linked to some of the major entries of this book, where detailed information and the relevant quotes are presented.

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