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Fishes, (5th Ed.) An Introduction to Ichthyology

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Fishes,
One of the most comprehensive and current general sources of information on fishes, this text covers the structure and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, zoogeography, and ecology and conservation of fishes. Broad in perspective and flexibly arranged, it integrates the basics with recent developments in other areas and provides a feeling for the excitement being generated by recent research on fishes.
INTRODUCTION. STRUCTURE AND FORM. Form and Movement. Respiration. Blood and Its Circulation. Buoyancy and Thermal Regulation. Hydromineral Balance. Feeding, Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion. Growth. Reproduction. Sensory Perception. Behavior and Communication. THE FISHES. Systematics, Genetics, and Speciation. Evolution. Hagfishes and Lampreys. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras. Relict Bony Fishes. Bonytongues, Eels, and Herrings. Minnows, Characins, and Catfishes. Smelt, Salmon, and Pike. Angler Fish, Barracudinas, Cods, and Dragonfishes. Mullets, Silversides, Flying Fish, and Killifish. Opahs, Squirrelfish, Dories, Pipefish, and Sculpins. Perciforms: Snooks to Snakeheads. Flounders, Puffers, and Molas. ZOOGEOGRAPHY. Zoogeography of Freshwater Fishes. Zoogeography of Marine Fishes. ECOLOGY. Introduction to Ecology. Temperate Streams. Temperate Lakes and Reservoirs. Tropical Freshwater Lakes and Streams. Estuaries. Coastal Habitats. Tropical Reefs. Epipelagic Zone. Deep Sea Habitats. Polar Regions. Conservation. Bibliography. Index.
  • NEW - Completely updated chapters.
    • Over 300 new references keep students and instructors abreast of the latest, exciting developments in the field.

  • NEW - Web Connections links listed at the end of each chapter—Topical internet links listed at the end of each chapter.
    • Encourages students to use the internet sites that allow them to dig deeper into topics of interest.

  • NEW - Over 70 new boxed features—1-3 per chapter, these boxes supplement discussions within the text by highlighting new and interesting facts and recent information or discoveries in the field to supplement discussions within the text.
  • NEW - Expanded use of international examples.
    • Provides more global comprehensive examples for a broader perspective of fishes.

  • Conservation orientation—Includes references to applied problems in all chapters that reflect the interests of the authors in real-world issues.
    • Sustains students' interest and takes the subject matter beyond the classroom.

  • “Lessons” from the chapter—Appear in the text at the end of each chapter.
    • Provides students with the most important concepts and key ideas from the chapter. Offers instructors a good basis for essay-type questions.

  • Unique system-by-system coverage of ecology—Provides detailed examinations of specific habitats, their fish assemblages, and the special physical, chemical, and biological factors that characterize them.
    • Gives students solid, thorough coverage of the unique ecologies of many different fish habitats.

  • Updated fish classification system.
    • Provides students with the latest version of Nelson's book on fish classification.

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