A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California


by: Kells, Valerie A.
Format: Paperback

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Product Description A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to West Coast marine fishes. From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Larry G. Allen, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California is this region's most current and thorough fish identification guide. Whether you are an angler, scuba diver, naturalist, student, or teacher, you will find every fish you're trying to identify, each shown in lifelike detail. The book's coverage extends from shallow, brackish waters to depths of about 200 meters. Key features include Over 950 illustrations of adults, juveniles, and color variants Descriptions of 157 fish families and almost 700 species Text presented adjacent to the illustrations Concise details about the biology, range, and distribution of each species        Poised to become your go-to reference, this guide will find a welcome spot on your boat, in your backpack, or on your bookshelf. Review "A must have for those with an interest in the marine fishes of the West Coast." ( Birdbooker Report) "This book will soon become your go-to identification guide, and is compact and durable enough with water resistant pages to throw in your dive bag, fishing tackle box, or field sampling gear. Together with Kells’s previous book on fishes from Maine to Texas, you will be prepared to identify almost any coastal species you come across in the continental United States." ( Copeia) "This new guide to Pacific coast fishes from Johns Hopkins University Press would be a great addition to any Oregon Master Naturalist's library." ( Oregon Master Naturalist Program) "A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes by Kells, Rocha, and Allen is a wonderful field guide that would be a welcome addition to any dive bag or tackle box... I cannot recommend this book enough to anglers, divers, hobby naturalists, and students alike. It is a musthave for anyone who wants to quickly and accurately identify a Pacific Coast fish on the go." ( Environmental Biology of Fishes) "No one creates as beautiful coloured illustrations of marine fishes... I recommend all libraries consider adding it to their collection." ( Reference Reviews) "An up-to-date, well-organized, and beautifully illustrated compact field guide to fishes of the Pacific U.S. and Canada covering shallow (less than 200 m) coastal brackish and marine fishes. Organized by orders and families, it contains descriptions of features, habitats, biology, and wonderful, detailed color drawings of each species. This will become the new reference for the region." (Gregor Cailliet, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, coauthor of Fishes: A Field and Laboratory Manual on Their Structure, Identification, and Natural History) "Having fished the Pacific coast my entire life, I've never seen anything that even comes close to this incredible book. Clean, straightforward and easy to read. The consummate guide to our waters. The dead-nuts-on accurate and absolutely beautiful illustrations alone are worth the price of admission." (Michael Fowlkes, Executive Producer, Fox Sports / WFN Inside Sportfishing) "Val Kells is one of the most extraordinary fish illustrators I've ever seen. Her keen attention to detail and exquisite aesthetic sense are truly astounding. This outstanding guide to the fishes of the West Coast that she has assembled with Luiz Rocha and Larry Allen is the ultimate guide to the piscine wonders of the deep. It will be the standard for decades to come." (Ray Troll, Trollart) "Destined to become the classic guide to fishes of the Pacific coast for generations of fish aficionados." (Milton Love, University of California, Santa Barbara) "Fish geeks rejoice! Thanks to Val Kells' beautiful illustratio


Product Code: 9781421418322
ISBN: 1421418320
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: 2016-03-30
Number of Pages: 376 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 5.67 x 0.87 x 9.06 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.22 pounds