Thursday, October 21, 2010
1) Lamb, Andy and Phil Edgell. Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest (revised and expanded second edition). 2010. Harbour Publishing. Paperback: 335 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: A completely revised and updated edition of this best-selling comprehensive field guide to marine fishes of BC, Washington, Oregon, southern Alaska and Northern California.
Written by a marine biologist and illustrated in colour by a prizewinning underwater photographer, Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest identifies each fish by its common name and is illustrated with full-colour photographs and labelled sketches.
Special sections present catching tips for anglers and commercial fishermen; location hints for divers, beachcombers and pleasure boaters; and cooking ideas for seafood gourmets. The information included in these sections provides a brief but detailed description of each fish’s habitat, physical characteristics and behaviour—everything that a fisherman or an amateur naturalist needs to know!
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for anyone interested in the marine fishes of the Pacific Northwest of North America!