Friday, May 7, 2010


      Fukuchi, Mitsuo and Harvey J. Marchant. Antarctic Fishes. 2006. Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardbound: 136 pages. Price: $45.00 U.S.

SUMMARY:This book describes the physical characteristics, habits, and distribution of fifty—four species of these fascinating fish. Each description is accompanied by a delicate full—page illustration executed in the unique gyotaku method as employed by master artist Boshu Nagase. The result is an impressive tribute to these little—known fishes.
     Antarctic Fishes is an important contribution to our knowledge of a unique environment and extraordinary species equipped with their own "antifreeze." A book for anyone seeking to truly understand the diversity of fishes in the world, Antarctic Fishes will also find a welcome home among fans of Asian and nature art, as well as the growing number of gyotaku collectors.
RECOMMENDATION: For those interested in marine fish and/or nature art.

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