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A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.​ “At one point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fish…comes up for air, and realizes she’s in love. That’s how I felt: Her book took me to strange depths I never imagined, and I was smitten.” —The New York Times Book Review David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. But the more of the hidden blueprint of life he uncovered, the harder the universe seemed to try to thwart him. His specimen collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake—which sent more than a thousand discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered. Many might have given up, given in to despair. But Jordan? He surveyed the wreckage at his feet, found the first fish that he recognized, and confidently began to rebuild his collection. And this time, he introduced one clever innovation that he believed would at last protect his work against the chaos of the world. When NPR reporter Lulu Miller first heard this anecdote in passing, she took Jordan for a fool—a cautionary tale in hubris, or denial. But as her own life slowly unraveled, she began to wonder about him. Perhaps instead he was a model for how to go on when all seemed lost. What she would unearth about his life would transform her understanding of history, morality, and the world beneath her feet. Part biography, part memoir, part scientific adventure, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a wondrous fable about how to persevere in a world where chaos will always prevail.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lulu Miller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-04-14
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781501160370

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : M. Ben-Yami
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 1988
File : 72 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9251024111

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This reference series provides researchers of all kinds with comprehensive practical information on different species of laboratory animals, for daily laboratory use. Each title in the series in devoted to a different species. and draws together all available data in one easily accessible source. Each has similar format, with sections on the strains available, their husbandry and special diets. This leads to sections on gross anatomy, endocrinology and reproduction, followed by more detailed sections on neuroanatomy, vasculature, cell biology and histology of particular organs and structures, and a section on molecular biology. High quality illustrations are included throughout, with copious color histology microphotographs. Key Features * Comprehensive reference source for anybody working with laboratory fish * 2-color, user-friendly format * Copious high quality illustrations included throughout * Color plate section * Glossary * Appendix of useful addresses

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Genre : Medical
Author : Gary Ostrander
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2000-09-12
File : 678 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0125296509

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The first edition of this unique book combined an outlining and updating of the traditional areas of fish processing technology with detailed descriptions of important new areas of work. This fully revised and updated edition continues to provide coverage of modern aspects of traditional processes, and highly practical descriptions of important new areas. All the chapters which have been kept from the first edition have been brought up-to-date, and there are four new chapters on: methods of identifying fish species; modified atmosphere packaging of fish; aspects of quality and HACCP in fish processing and temperature modeling in fish transportation.Written as an overview of the field for industrialists in developed countries wishing to improve or diversify their operation and for those teaching this aspect of food science and technology, the book is also of proven value to workers in developing countries which are expanding their fish processing industries to earn important foreign currency.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : George M. Hall
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1997-07-31
File : 292 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0751402737

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Genetics and Fish Breeding provides a thorough review of this important subject, highlighting species which are bred commercially, such as salmon, trout, carp and goldfish. The author, who is an acknowledged expert in this subject, has drawn together a wealth of information, providing a book which should be bought by all fish biologists, fisheries scientists, geneticists and aquarists.

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Genre : Science
Author : C.E. Purdom
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1992-11-30
File : 278 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0412330407

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Genre : Fish as food
Author : Hans Henrik Huss
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 1988
File : 132 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9251023956

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This publication stands out from many others on fish conservation in that it deals exclusively with freshwater fish of European waters. Thirty-four contributions offer up-to-date reviews on the conservation status of freshwater fish in ten European countries and research results in genetics, systematics and ecology of more than twenty endangered European fish taxa. Selected examples show the changes in the fish communities of whole catchment areas under human influence in the past decades. Not only scientists in fish biology, but also fishery managers and hydraulic engineers will find new insights into the biology of endangered fish species and basic data in order to elaborate specific conservation measures for the local survival of these taxa. Series: Advances in Life Sciences Contents: Introduction General considerations regarding the decline of species /A. Lelek Red lists Threatened freshwater fishes of Great Britain/P. S. Maitland and A. A. Lyle Scottish natural heritage and fish conservation in Scotland/ K. E. Sweetman, P. S. Maitland, and A. A. Lyle Endangered freshwater fish in Ireland/D. T. G. Quigley and K. Flannery Endangered freshwater fish: The situation in France/ P. Keith and J. Allardi Endangered freshwater fish of Spain/B. Elvira The Red Data List of the freshwater lampreys (Cyclostomata) and fishes (Pisces) of Slovenia/M. Povz Threatened freshwater fish in Hungary/K. Keresztessyv Vanishing freshwater fish species of Slovakia/J. Holcik The status of the fish fauna in Czech Republic/S. Lusk Endangered fishes of the River Morava (Czech Republic)/P. Jurajda and M. Penaz Species conservation: Ecology, taxonomy and genetics Long-term changes in the fish community of Neusiedler See (Brugenland, Austria)/E. Mikschi, G. Wolfram and A. Wais Natural regeneration of endangered fish populations in the Pilica drainage basin after reducing human impacts/ T. Penczak Fish conservation in Switzerland - three case studies/A. Kirchhofer The decline of the European sturgeon Acipenser sturio in the Baltic and North Sea/L. Debus Occurrence and distribution of twaite shad (Alosa fallax Lacepede) in the lower Elbe River, Germany/R. Thiel, A. Sepulveda and S. Oesmann Rehabilitation of salmon (Salmo salar L.) in Denmark; state, objectives and methods/P. Geertz-Hansen and J. Jorgensen The role of natural and artificial propagation on the genetic diversity of brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) of the upper Rhone drainage/C. R. Largiader, A. Scholl, and R. Guyomard Cellulose acetate electrophoresis for screening transferrin polymorphism in brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) populations/C. R. Largiader and A. Scholl Decline and conservation of migrating brown trout (Salmo trutta f. lacustris L.) of Lake Constance/C. Ruhle The conservation ecology of Coregonus albula and C. lavaretus in England and Wales, UK/I. J. Winfield, D. Craag-Hine, J. M. Fletcher and P. R. Cubby Gonadal abnormalities in Coregonus peled Gmel. x Coregonus lavaretus L. Hybrids, introduced into natural waters/K. Demska-Zakes and A. Mamcarz Threatened populations and conservation of the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus (L., 1758)/H. Persat Reproduction and habitat preference of the threatened spirlin (Aburnoides bipunctatus Bloch) and soufie (Leuciscus souffia Risso) under laboratory conditions (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)/R. Bless Distribution of YOY-barbel Barbus barbus (L.) in the River Sieg/Germany/J. Freyhof Drift, habitat choice and growth of the nase (chandrostoma nasus , Cyprinidae) during early life stages/K. Hofer and A. Kirchhofer Chondrostoma nasus - its reproduction strategy and possible reasons for a widely observed population decline - a review/ M. Penaz Contribution to the knowledge of the distribution and spawning grounds Chondrostoma nasus and Chondrostoma toxostoma (Pisces, Cyprinidae) in Switzerland/S. Zbinden and K. -J. Maier Spawning grounds of Chondrostoma soetta Bonaparte, 1840 (Cyprinidae) in Southern Switzerland/M. Zeh and J. Ortlepp The artificial propagation and culture of young weatherfish (Mishgurnus fossilis L.)/J. Kouril, J. Hamackova. Z. Adamek, I. Sukop, I. Stibranyiova and R. Vachta Description of Knipowitschia punctatissima croatica , (Pisces: Gobiidae), a new freshwater goby from Dalmatia, Croatia/M. Mrakovcic, M. Kerovec, S. Misetic and D. Schneider The sculpin of the Lez spring (South France), Cottus petiti (Bacescu and Bacescu - Mester, 1964), one of the most threatened fish species in Europe/H. Persat, D. Beaudou and J. Freyhof Conservation of samaruc, Valencia hispanica (Valeciennes, 1846), (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae), and endemic and endangered species, in the community of Valencia (east Spain)/M. Planelles and S. Reyna Workshop Reports Workshop I: Faunistic surveys and vulnerability assessments/P. S. Maitland Workshop II: Conservation of European mudminnow, Umbra krameri /J. Wanzenbock Workshop III: Management and rehabilitation of habitat of endangered fishes/A. Lelek

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Genre : Science
Author : A. Kirchhofer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1996-01-26
File : 341 Pages
ISBN-13 : 376435321X

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Aquaculture is now recognized as a viable and profitable enterprise worldwide. As aquaculture technology has evolved, the push toward higher yields and faster growth has involved the enhancement or replacement of natural foods with prepared diets. In many aquaculture operations today, feed accounts for more than one-half the variable operating cost. Therefore, knowledge of nutrition and practical feeding of fish is essential to successful aquaculture. This book is not written exclusively for scientists but also for students, practicing nutritionists, and aquaculturists. It covers the known nutrient requirements and deficiency effects for different fishes, and digestion and metabolism of nutrients and energy. It discusses nutrient sources and preparation of practical and research feeds. It gives directions for conducting fish nutrition and feeding experiments. Feeding practices for salmonids, channel catfish, tilapias, shrimps and hybrid striped bass are presented. Since the first edition of this book was printed, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences has revised the nutrient requirements for fish. These revisions are in the present edition. Other additions to this revised edition are chapters on nutrition and fish health, and bioavailability of nutrients. Each original chapter has been meticulously revised and updated with new information. Aquaculture is a dynamic area and new technologies are being introduced continuously; therefore, some of the material discussed in this revised edition may become obsolete quickly. Nonetheless, the material presented has been thoughtfully selected and updated to make it of maximum use to persons whose interests range from general aquaculture to animal nutrition to feed manufacture.

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Genre : Science
Author : Tom Lovell
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1998-11-30
File : 267 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0412077019

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Genre : Fishes
Author : Federation of Alberta Naturalists
Publisher : Nature Alberta
Release : 2005
File : 418 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0969613474

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16 pages of colour plates to aid identificationOnly published text available where all relevant material is referenced togtherThis manual enables the isolation and identification of bacteria that are found in aquatic animals (particularly fish). The emphasis is on bacteria from farmed aquatic animals (fish,molluscs and crustacea) but some attention is also given to other marine and freshwater animals such as mammals and birds, both captive (as in zoos) or wild, as well as aquarium fish.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Nicky B. Buller
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2004
File : 361 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0851999549

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