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Of fish and fisheries
World Without Fish by
Call Number: 333.95616 KUR
Covers threats to the survival of fish in the world's oceans: damage caused by various types of fishing equipment; the impact of politics on the regulation of fishing: harmful effects of overfishing, pollution, and global warming.
Cod: a biography of the fish that changed the world by
Call Number: 639.2753 KUR
In an engaging read, Kurlansky puzzles over why the Atlantic cod, which can grow as big as a heavyweight boxer and once thrived by the millions in the North Sea and off Iceland, and on the Grand Banks and the Georges Bank, is now commercially extinct almost everywhere. A modern classic.
Four fish: the future of the last wild food by
Call Number: 333.956 GRE
Fish, Greenberg reveals, are the last truly wild food - for now. By examining the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, he shows how we can start to heal the oceans and fight for a world where healthy and sustainable seafood is the rule rather than the exception.
Traditional Fishing Methods of Africa by
Call Number: 799.1096 BRU
An aspect of Africa’s cultural heritage that has largely been ignored – its traditional fishing methods. An astonishing variety of innovative fishing techniques has been developed by African fishermen using their intimate knowledge of the distribution and behaviour of fishes and the dynamic properties of aquatic environments.
Autobiographies: African Experiences
When I was a fish by
Call Number: 597 BRU/BRU
Mike Bruton, past JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology Director, explores and discusses the various issues and topics in which he was involved as a scientist, conservationist and science educator.
The English basket by
Call Number: 597 JAC/JAC
This autobiography covers the many years when he was a fisheries officer in East Africa, and later involved in fisheries research in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Peter Jackson had a long association with DIFS and JLBSI.
Africa in transition: the journey from traditional to modern in Africa by
Call Number: 960.32 COU
The author's aim in writing this book was to use his personal experience of field work in fishery development and ecological research in Africa to assess attitudes to, and success or failure of, international development schemes. It deals with West, Central and East Africa from the 1950s to the present.
The tilapia trail: the life story of a fish biologist by
Call Number: 639.3758 MCC/MCC
The author was an early pioneer studying the ecology and evolution of the rich diversity of freshwater fishes in African lakes and South American rivers. Her research into cichlid fishes included tilapia, evolving in Africa, now such important food fish worldwide.
Women in Ichthyology: an anthology in honour of ET, Ro, and Genie by
Call Number: 597 WOM
This biography of Ethelwynn Trewavas (ET), Rosemary Lowe-McConnell (Ro) and Eugenie Clark (Genie) is enhanced by personal interviews.
A few suggestions for relaxed reading
Darwin and the Beagle by
Call Number: 508.3 DAR/MOO
A five-year circumnavigation that changed science. When he set out, 22-year-old Darwin was a young university graduate, still intent on being a clergyman. By the time he returned, he was an established naturalist. Perfectly told by Alan Moorhead and magnificently illustrated.
What is your dangerous idea? by
Call Number: 502 WHA
Today's leading thinkers examine controversial and alarming ideas and bold discoveries in the history of science.
Animal fakes and frauds by
Call Number: 398.489 DAN
Mermaids? Yetis? Fur bearing trout? An expert on sea shells in Britain takes us on a tour of zoological fakes discovered during his museum work..
Fishes: the animal answer guide by
Call Number: 597 HEL
Provides accurate, entertaining, and sometimes surprising answers to over 100 questions about these water dwellers, such as 'How many kinds of fishes are there?' 'Can fishes breathe air?' 'How smart are fishes?' 'Do fishes feel pain?'
Song for the blue ocean: encounters along the world's coasts and beneath the seas by
To understand the connections between the sea and our own survival, Carl Safina, a world-respected scientist and fisherman, probes for truth in this tour of the oceans and their peoples. Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the explores coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths.
100 most important science ideas: key concepts in genetics, physics and mathematics by
Call Number: 500 HEN
100 key concepts in modern science in language easily understood by general readers. With everyday examples and instructive diagrams to describe scientific principles, hypotheses, theorems and laws.
Scientists writing on ...
Scientists on biodiversity by
Call Number: 333.95 SCI
A collection of essays by leading scientists and researchers in the field of biodiversity, including E.O. Wilson, Paul Ehrlich, Thomas Eisner, and Niles Eldridge, speaking directly in their own voices and with their own diverse perspectives. Topics include the importance of biodiversity, extinctions, threats to biodiversity, and strategies and solutions.
The Oxford book of modern science writing by
Call Number: 500 OXF
"A brilliant collection ... If you could only ever read one science book, this should probably be it". [New Scientist book review]
A Passion for Science by
Call Number: 509.2 WOL
Based on a highly successful BBC series.Thirteen informal conversations with eminent scientists--including physicists, molecular biologists, cancer researchers and astronomers--who speak with remarkable candor and good humour about the personal side of science: why they became scientists, what they find most rewarding about their work, and what it feels like to make a major discovery.