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New Books: April 2018
Fish Histology by
This new volume provides up-to-date information that emphasizes the relationships and concepts by which cell and tissue structures of fish are inextricably linked with their function. The book also describes the most recent development in the sciences of fish histology. Covers the normal histology of six fish species, the book provides detailed information on the histology of all organs of teleosts and includes 130 original photomicrographs, tables, updated terminology, and expanded information, with over 100 in color.
Guide des poissons de Tahiti et ses îles by
Of the 1.330 fish species presently known from French Polynesia (Siu et al. 2017 - Cybium, SFI), 654 are considered here. This book covers marine species down to 100m and supposed to be observed in the wild by divers and fishermen. This book starts with a description of the major coastal Polynesian biotopes and habitats, followed by a discussion of fish biology and ecology.
Fishes of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea by
This guidebook is illustrated with over 1,800 underwater photographs, and presents nearly 1,200 species of fish encountered while diving in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, from the surface down to depths of 60 metres. Designed to make it easier to recognize fish in their natural environment, the guidebook supplies information about the morphology, biology and ecology of the species and enables the reader to discover the extraordinary biodiversity characterizing ichtyological fauna in this region.
The end of the line : how overfishing is changing the world and what we eat by
We have reached a pivotal moment for fishing, with seventy-five percent of the world's fish stocks either fully exploited or overfished. If nothing is done to stop the squandering of fish stocks the life of the oceans will face collapse and millions of people could starve. Fish is the aspirational food for Western society, the healthy, weight-conscious choice, but those who eat and celebrate fish often ignore the fact that the fishing industry, although as technologically advanced as space travel, has an attitude to conservation 10,000 years out of date.
Science and Social Inequality by
In Science and Social Inequality, Sandra Harding makes the provocative argument that the philosophy and practices of today's Western science, contrary to its Enlightenment mission, work to insure that more science will only worsen existing gaps between the best and worst off around the world. She defends this claim by exposing the ways that hierarchical social formations in modern Western sciences encode antidemocratic principles and practices...
Legends of the tide : roots of the Durban fishing industry by
Legends of the Tide is the true story of a forgotten fishing community who lived and worked in the Durban harbour and later on Durban's postcard beaches. They pioneered seine-net fishing in South Africa in 1865, 5 years after being released from their indenture contract, and founded the Durban fishing industry. An orchestra of oarsmen and spotters chased, netted and hauled hundreds of tons of fish to the shore. They gave Durban the indelible taste of fish curry and sardine fever and orchestrated one of the biggest civilian rescues in 1917 when 6 fishermen in a single boat saved 175 people from drowning when the banks of the Umgeni River burst.
Living Shores by
Originally published in 1981, Living Shores was for many years the standard reference for marine science students but was also embraced by a popular market for its fascinating insights into marine and coastal habitats and the life they support. After a long absence, this classic has been revived and thoroughly reworked to incorporate the many dramatic changes that our oceans and coasts have undergone over the past few decades.