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A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: from Maine to Texas

By Val Kells & Kent Carpenter

Here is a comprehensive, current, & accurate identification guide to the more than 1,000 nearshore & offshore fishes that live in brackish & marine waters from Maine to Texas. With Kells' detailed, vivid illustrations & Carpenter's deep knowledge of biology, taxonomy, & nomenclature, this book captures the stunning diversity of species. 1,070 Color illus.; 5.5x8.5 inches, 448 pgs.

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ISBN: 0-8018-9838-2

EAN: 978-0-8018-9838-9

Binding: Softcover

Publish Date: 30/04/2011

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A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is a comprehensive, current, & accurate identification guide to the more than 1,000 nearshore & offshore fishes that live in brackish & marine waters from Maine to Texas.

Val Kells & Kent Carpenter bring decades of experience to this project. With Kells' detailed, vivid illustrations & Carpenter's deep knowledge of biology, taxonomy, & nomenclature, this book captures the stunning diversity of species along America's eastern shores. Key features of the book include:

• more than 1,000 full-color illustrations, set side-by-side with descriptions of each fish
• details about the biology of each species
• habitat, distribution, & size information

Reliable & up-to-date, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is the most complete book ever published on East & Gulf Coast fishes—perfect for boat, home, or classroom. Its beautiful design & accessible format make it an ideal guide for fishermen, divers, students, scientists, naturalists, & fish enthusiasts alike.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:</B
"I was surprised to discover just how comprehensive & well-illustrated this book is. Good field guides don't come along too often... But this one covers well over 1,000 species & includes everything you're likely to encounter from the coastal bays out to 200 meter (660 foot) deep waters. Flip through, & you'll discover species you didn't imagine existed (the Atlantic Spiney Lumpfish? The Freckled Driftfish?) as well as the ones you know & love... to catch!"—Lenny Rudow, Boater Mouth

"Sized to fit inside the tackle-box, center console, dive bag, tote, or back-pack... If you've seen or caught a fish anywhere along the coast from Maine to Texas, from shallow inshore bays to offshore depths of about 660 feet, it is most likely identified here."—Reid Martin

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes will soon become my go to reference book. Val Kells & Kent Carpenter have combined their talents & wealth of experience to produce an accurate, easy-to-use field guide that clearly explains & shows a reader how to correctly identify coastal fishes. This book is a must have item for anyone who works with or has an interest in fish, fishing, & the marine environment. After seeing this book, I've discovered I need two copies; one for my office & one for my boat!"—Joe Malat, Joe Malat Communications

"Magnificent book. Thank you Val & Kent for this labor of extraordinarily detailed, painstaking & accurate artwork/scientific illustration inseparable. It is the go-to reference of images & complementary text."—John Karges, The Nature Conservancy, Texas Chapter

"This book is a wonderful identification guide... It will make an excellent addition to any tying library both for its detailed baitfish illustrations as well as a tool for catch identification & research."—Stuart Patterson, Florida Fly Fishing Mgazine

"A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is a resource that shouldn't be overlooked for any student of marine life."—Midwest Book Review

"Val Kells's illustrations are vivid & beautiful. The comprehensiveness of this text, along with the amount of detail in both illustration & text, are impressive. For these reasons, along with the very reasonable price, I would recommend this book to my colleagues in the scientific community, as well as to my fishing & diving companions."—Evan K D'Alessandro, Bulletin of Marine Science

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Val Kells
is a marine science illustrator whose clients include publishers, designers, museums, nature centers, & aquariums. Her work has appeared in over 30 public aquariums & museums & numerous publications.

Kent Carpenter is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University. He is author & editor of numerous publications, including the multivolume FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.

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Weight1.8 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 1.4 × 8.5 in

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