Darwins Fishes

An Encyclopedia of Ichthyology, Ecology, and Evolution

In Darwin's Fishes, Daniel Pauly presents a unique encyclopedia of ichthyology, ecology, and evolution, based upon everything that Charles Darwin ever wrote about fish. Entries are arranged alphabetically and can be about, for example, a particular fish taxon, an anatomical part, a chemical substance, a scientist, a place, or an evolutionary or ecological concept. Readers can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references on a fascinating voyage of interconnected entries, each indirectly or directly connected with original writings from Darwin himself. Along the way, the reader is offered interpretation of the historical material put in the context of both Darwin's time and that of contemporary biology and ecology.

This book is intended for anyone interested in fishes, the work of Charles Darwin, evolutionary biology and ecology, and natural history in general.

DANIEL PAULY is the Director of the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He has authored over 500 articles, books and papers.

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