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

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

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Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the oceans and everything
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Eye of the shoal
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a fishwatcher's guide to life, the oceans and everything
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Helen Scales
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Eye of the shoal
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a fish-watchers guide to life, the ocean and everything
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eng
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"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."--Dust jacket
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Scales, Helen
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597
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illustrations
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index present
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QL615
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.S33 2018
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non fiction
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Bloomsbury Sigma
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book thirty-five
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  • Fishes
  • Fish watching
  • Fishes
  • Fish communities
  • Ichthyology
  • Fishes
  • Deep diving
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology
  • Marine resources conservation
  • Deep diving
  • Fish communities
  • Fish watching
  • Fishes
  • Ichthyology
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology
  • Marine resources conservation
  • NATURE / Animals / Fish
  • NATURE / Animals / Marine Life
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Marine Biology
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a fish-watcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything
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Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the oceans and everything, Helen Scales
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Series numbering from dust jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-310) and index
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on1038029813
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23 cm.
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320 pages
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9781472936844
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1038029813
Label
Eye of the shoal : a fishwatcher's guide to life, the oceans and everything, Helen Scales
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series numbering from dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1038029813
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

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