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Fish as Models of Behaviour, Ahnesjo, I. & J. Craig (editors)
1 Ahnesjo, I. & J. Craig (editors) Fish as Models of Behaviour
As new
 
J. Fish Biol. Vol.63, Suppl.A, December 2003. 25cm. Pp.263. Text figures, maps. Softbound.

Presents 15 papers from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles Annual Symposium, Norwich, July 2003.

 
Price: 22.00 GBP
 
 
Hans Werner Lissmann, 1909-1995, Alexander, R. McN
2 Alexander, R. McN Hans Werner Lissmann, 1909-1995
New
 
Offprint Bio. Mem. FRS., 1996. 25cm. Pp.13. Portrait, 1 text figure, bibliography Binding : ebook / pdf.

Official biography of Hans Lissmann, the discoverer of the electric senses of fishes.

A good account of Hans' work.

ebook / pdf, 2.64MB.

 
Price: 23.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Karyotypes, A Checklist, Arai, Ryoichi
3 Arai, Ryoichi Fish Karyotypes, A Checklist
4431538763 / 9784431538769 New
 
2011. 26cm. Pp.xx,280. Hardbound.

Karyotypes of more than 3400 species/subspecies are arranged here by fish systematics and include a list of genome size, sex chromosomes, B chromosomes, polyploidy, and locality of material fish, among others.

Fish Karyotypes, A Checklist enables both beginners and advanced researchers to survey the existing literature and facilitates the implementation of an integrative approach to fish systematics. The first book on fish chromosomes in nearly 15 years, it is also the most comprehensive.

 
Price: 153.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Cognition and Behavior, 2nd Edition, Brown, Cullum, Kevin Laland & Jens Krause
4 Brown, Cullum, Kevin Laland & Jens Krause Fish Cognition and Behavior, 2nd Edition
144433221X / 9781444332216 New
 
2011. 26cm. Pp.472. Hardbound.

In the second edition of Fish Cognition and Behavior an international team of experts have been brought together to explore all major areas of fish learning, including : foraging skills, predator recognition, social organisation and learning, welfare and pain.

Three new chapters covering fish personality, lateralisation, and fish cognition and fish welfare, have been added to this fully revised and expanded second edition.

 
Price: 144.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Locomotion: An Eco-ethological Perspective, Domenici, Paulo (editor)
5 Domenici, Paulo (editor) Fish Locomotion: An Eco-ethological Perspective
1578084482 / 9781578084487 New
 
2010. 26cm. Pp.549. Hardbound.

Fish accomplish most of their basic behaviors by swimming. Swimming is fundamental in a vast majority of fish species for avoiding predation, feeding, finding food, mating, migrating and finding optimal physical environments. Fish exhibit a wide variety of swimming patterns and behaviours.

Fish Locomotion: An Eco-ethological Perspective looks at fish swimming from the behavioral and ecological perspectives rather than from the more traditional biomechanics, ecomorphology and physiological perspectives used in studies of fish swimming. The book is therefore largely integrative by its own nature, and it includes considerations related to fisheries, conservation and evolution. It is aimed at students and researchers interested in fish swimming from any organismal background, be it biomechanics, ecomorphology, physiology, behavior or ecology.

 
Price: 110.00 GBP
 
 
FishBase 2004 DVD, DVD
6 DVD FishBase 2004 DVD
New
 
Full information on 28,500+ species, containing the complete database and all pictures.

FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists, aquarists, conservationists and others (detailed information on population dynamics, genetics, morphology, trophic ecology, physiology, ecotoxicology, reproduction, etc. is included).

System requirements : the database uses Microsoft Access 2000 and thus needs Windows 98 or above as the operating system and a DVD player.

 
Price: 40.00 GBP
 
 
Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology, from Genome to Environment, Farrell, Anthony P
7 Farrell, Anthony P Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology, from Genome to Environment
0123745454 / 9780123745453 New
 
2011. 29cm. Pp.2272. Hardbound.

The definitive encyclopedia for the field of Fish Physiology.

Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology in three volumes comprehensively covers the entire field in over 300 entries written by experts, with detailed coverage of the basic functional physiology of fishes, physiological themes in fish biology and comparative physiology.

Details the genomic bases of fish physiology and biology and the use of fish as model organisms in human physiological research.

 
Price: 900.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Respiration and Environment, Fernandes, M.N. (editor)
8 Fernandes, M.N. (editor) Fish Respiration and Environment
1578083575 / 9781578083572 New
 
2007. 26cm. Pp.328. Hardbound.

Gills of healthy fishes are their lifeline to meet the challenges arising from their changing environment: oxygen gradient, alkalinity, temperature fluctuations and pollutants. The diverse and ever changing aquatic environment has a major impact on the organization of various organ-systems of fishes.

Fish Respiration and Environment contains seventeen chapters covering bony fishes focal to current study.

 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
Gonorynchiformes and Ostariophysan Relationships: A Comprehensive Review, Grande, Terry (editor)
9 Grande, Terry (editor) Gonorynchiformes and Ostariophysan Relationships: A Comprehensive Review
1578083745 / 9781578083749 New
 
2010. 26cm. Pp.600. Hardbound.

An understanding of gonorynchiform morphology and systematic inter- and intra-relationships has proven vital to a better understanding of the evolution of lower teleosts in general, and more specifically of groups such as the clupeiforms (e.g., herrings and anchovies), and ostariophysans (e.g., carps, minnows and catfishes).

Gonorynchiformes and Ostariophysan Relationships examines the current knowledge of gonorynchiform biology, including comparative osteology, myology, epibranchial morphology and development. Phylogenetic interrelationships among gonorynchiform fishes are reexamined.

 
Price: 119.00 GBP
 
 
Tropical Fish Otoliths: Information for Assessment, Management and Ecology, Green, B.S;  B.D. Mapstone, G. Carlos & G.A. Begg (editors)
10 Green, B.S; B.D. Mapstone, G. Carlos & G.A. Begg (editors) Tropical Fish Otoliths: Information for Assessment, Management and Ecology
1402035829 / 9781402035821 New
 
2009. 26cm. Pp.325. Hardbound.

Techniques and theory for processing otoliths from tropical marine fish have developed only recently due to an historic misconception that these organisms could not be aged. Otoliths are the most commonly used structures from which daily, seasonal or annual records of a fish’s environmental history are inferred, and are also used as indicators of migration patterns, home range, spatial distribution, stock structure and life history events. A large proportion of projects undertaken on tropical marine organisms involve removal and processing of calcified structures such as otoliths, statoliths or vertebrae to retrieve biological, biochemical or genetic information. Current techniques and principles have evolved rapidly and are under constant modification and these differ among laboratories, and more particularly among species and within life history stages.

Tropical Fish Otoliths: Information for assessment, management and ecology is a comprehensive description of the current status of knowledge about otoliths in the tropics. This book has contributions from leading experts in the field, encompasing a tropical perspective on daily and annual ageing in fish and invertebrates, microchemistry, interpreting otolith microstructure and using it to back-calculate life history events, and includes a treatise on the significance of validating periodicity in otoliths.

 
Price: 206.50 GBP
 
 
Chemoreception in Fishes, Hara, Toshiaki J (editor)
11 Hara, Toshiaki J (editor) Chemoreception in Fishes
0444420401 / 9780444420404 Good ex-library
 
Elsevier Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, Vol.8. 1982. 26cm. pp.x, 434. Plates, text figures, tables. Hardbound, good ex-library.

Cornerstone reference presenting 21 papers on olfaction in fishes.

 
Price: 105.00 GBP
 
 
The Diversity of Fishes: Biology, Evolution, and Ecology, Second Edition, Helfman, Gene ; Bruce B. Collette, Douglas E. Facey & Brian W. Bowen
12 Helfman, Gene ; Bruce B. Collette, Douglas E. Facey & Brian W. Bowen The Diversity of Fishes: Biology, Evolution, and Ecology, Second Edition
1405124946 / 9781405124942 New
 
2009. 28cm. Pp.736. Hardbound.

The second edition of The Diversity of Fishes represents a major revision of the world’s most widely adopted ichthyology textbook.

Expanded and updated, the second edition is illustrated throughout with striking colour photographs depicting the spectacular evolutionary adaptations of the most ecologically and taxonomically diverse vertebrate group. The text incorporates the latest advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behavior. A new chapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes has been added, and conservation is emphasized throughout. Hundreds of new and redrawn illustrations augment readable text, and every chapter has been revised to reflect the discoveries and greater understanding achieved during the past decade.

Written by a team of internationally-recognized authorities, the first edition of The Diversity of Fishes was received with enthusiasm and praise, and incorporated into ichthyology and fish biology classes around the globe, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The second edition is a substantial update of an already classic reference and text.

 
Price: 59.50 GBP
 
 
Fish Physiology Volume V, Sensory Systems and Electric Organs, Hoar,W.S. & D.J.Randall (editors)
13 Hoar,W.S. & D.J.Randall (editors) Fish Physiology Volume V, Sensory Systems and Electric Organs
Clean secondhand
 
Academic Press, 1971. 23cm. Pp.xvi,600. Photos & figures. Hardbound.

Fish Physiology Volume 5. Hans Lissmann's copy with his signature to front endpaper, jacket worn buth otherwise in good condition with no other markings.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Biological Clock in Fish, Kulczykowska, Ewa
14 Kulczykowska, Ewa Biological Clock in Fish
1578086752 / 9781578086757 New
 
2010. 26cm. Pp.280. Hardbound.

Biological Clock in Fish reviews the state of knowledge in sufficient detail and presents the latest contributions to the field, showing fish provide a unique model of the circadian biological clock.

 
Price: 77.99 GBP
 
 
Sound Communication in Fishes, Ladich, Friedrich (editor)
15 Ladich, Friedrich (editor) Sound Communication in Fishes
370911845X / 9783709118450 New
 
2105. 26cm. Pp.ix, 244. 59 photos & figures (42 in colour). Hardbound.

Examines fish sounds that have a proven signal function, as well as sounds assumed to have evolved for communication purposes. It provides an overview of the mechanisms, evolution and neurobiology behind sound production in fishes, and discusses the role of fish sounds in behaviour with a special focus on choice of mate, sex-specific and age-specific signaling. Furthermore, it highlights the ontogenetic development of sound communication and ecoacoustical conditions in fish habitats and the influence of hormones on vocal production and sound detection.

Sound Communication in Fishes offers a must-have compendium for lecturers, researchers and students working in the fields of animal communication, fish biology, neurobiology and animal behaviour.

 
Price: 107.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Behaviour, Magnhagen, Carin ; Victoria A. Braithwaite, Elisabet Forsgren & B.G. Kapoor (editors)
16 Magnhagen, Carin ; Victoria A. Braithwaite, Elisabet Forsgren & B.G. Kapoor (editors) Fish Behaviour
1578084350 / 9781578084357 New
 
2008. 26cm. Pp.662. Photos & figures. Hardbound.

Fish Behaviour is an exciting overview of the many new insights offered by recent research on fish behaviour. The chapters are written by prominent international scientists and are aimed not only at fish biology students and researchers but anyone interested in the interplay between behaviour, ecology and evolution.

 
Price: 106.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Histology, Female Reproductive Systems, McMillan, Donald B
17 McMillan, Donald B Fish Histology, Female Reproductive Systems
1402054157 / 9781402054150 New
 
2007. 26cm. Pp.210. 835 photos & figures (some colour). Hardbound.

Fish Histology describes the myriad ways in which fish have approached problems of reproduction — it is an amply illustrated comparative study of the microscopic structure of the female genital systems of fish. It is a compilation of thousands of micrographs — mostly electron micrographs — from classic works in the field and should prove valuable to investigators studying fish in areas such as ecology, physiology, and reproductive biology who may view histology as essential in their work but have little background in this area. It includes chapters on the origin of genital systems, the structure of ovarian follicles, mechanisms of ovulation, the cortical reaction, oviducts, oviparity, and amazing examples of viviparity.

 
Price: 235.00 GBP
 
 
Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts, Nelson, Joseph S., H.-P. Schultze & M.V.H. Wilson (editors)
18 Nelson, Joseph S., H.-P. Schultze & M.V.H. Wilson (editors) Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts
3899371070 / 9783899371079 New
 
2010. 26cm. Pp.480. 45 colour & 101 black-and-white figures, 19 tables, 6 appendices. Hardbound.

Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts presents a modern view including a compilation of synapomorphies of numerous teleostean taxa with a new proposal of their classification, a proposal that pycnodonts are the fossil sister group of teleosts, a phylogeny based on mitochondrial genome sequences, separate analyses of basal teleostean taxa (Osteoglossomorpha, Clupeiformes, Gonorynchiformes, Cypriniformes, Characiformes, Siluriformes, Salmoniformes, Esociformes) and the euteleostean Aulopiformes, karyological studies of Cyprinodontidae, and morphological analyses of the posterior part of the neurocranium.

Presents the current state of phylogenetic knowledge of the origin of teleosts and the interrelationships of teleost groups, both key issues in fish systematics, based on both morphological (of extant and fossil taxa) and molecular evidence. The many contributors to the volume present and evaluate progress in studying both characters and taxa and in establishing databases (morphological and molecular) that will be of use in future.

 
Price: 139.99 GBP
 
 
Ecology and Ethology of Fishes, Noakes, David L. G. & Jack A. Ward (editors)
19 Noakes, David L. G. & Jack A. Ward (editors) Ecology and Ethology of Fishes
906193821X / 9789061938217 Good ex-library
 
Proceedings of the 2nd biennial symposium on the ethology and behavioral ecology of fishes, held at Normal, Ill., U.S.A., October 19–22, 1979, published Junk, The Hague, 1981. 27cm. Pp.142. Text figures. Hardbound, good ex-library.

 
Price: 38.00 GBP
 
 
The Diversity of Fish Otoliths, Past and Present, Nolf, D
20 Nolf, D The Diversity of Fish Otoliths, Past and Present
9073242266 / 9789073242265 New
 
2013. 30cm. Pp.583. 359 plates of photos and figures. Hardbound.

Unique illustrated systematic catalogue of fish otoliths covering some 2000 fossil and recent fish species.

Presents a summary of over 1300 teleostean fossils with their geographic and stratigraphic origin, and an alphabetical list of all 1797 nominal otolith-based fossil fish species with assessments of their validity and nomenclature.

 
Price: 215.00 GBP
 
 
A History of Fishes, Norman, J. R
21 Norman, J. R A History of Fishes
Use, ex-library
 
Benn, first edn., 1931. 22cm. Pp.xv,463. 9 plates, 147 text figures. Original cloth, faded, backstrip worn at ends and edges, hinges intact, text block tight and in good condition.

A History of Fishes, the original issue, ex-libris Colin Smee, given to R.H. Lowe-McConnell in 1947, inscription on front endpaper.

 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Endocrine Sex Differentiation in Fish, Pandian, T. J
22 Pandian, T. J Endocrine Sex Differentiation in Fish
1466575603 / 9781466575608 New
 
2013. 26cm. Pp.310. Hardbound.

Of all vertebrates, fish exhibit unparalleled diversity of sexual plasticity and flexibility, ranging from gonochorism to unisexualism, and exceptional patterns of functional hermaphroditism. Fish farming and monosex aquaculture have led to reproductive dysfunction with males producing less milt, and females failing to ovulate and spawn. Endocrine Sex Differentiation in Fish brings together relevant information on the role of the endocrine system on sexual differentiation in fish, and bridges the gap between molecular endocrinologists and fishery scientists.
 
Price: 49.99 GBP
 
 
Genetic Sex Differentiation in Fish, Pandian, T. J
23 Pandian, T. J Genetic Sex Differentiation in Fish
1578087996 / 9781578087990 New
 
2012. 28cm. Pp.220. Hardbound.

Genetic Sex Differentiation in Fish provides a comprehensive elucidation of the sex differentiation of gonochoric and hermaphroditic fishes, and examines sex chromosomes and sex determining genes, sex differentiation genes and steroid receptor genes, stem cells and germ cells. It emphasizes the need to search for more than one sex determining gene residing on different chromosomes, traces the origin of hermaphrodites from secondary gonochores, and explains the conservation of homologous sex differentiation and steroid receptor genes among gonochores and hermaphrodites.

The author highlights that the changes in the phenotypic morphotypes among gonochores are intrasexual but intersexual among hermaphrodites and identifies the optimal broodstock size, the appropriate candidate species for bait and food fishes and recognizes that the fishes do undergo menopause and reproductive senescence, which has an implication on the production of stem cells. He shows that the analysis of steriles and mutants has demonstrated the value of fishes as a system for genetic dissection of human development and diseases.

 
Price: 65.99 GBP
 
 
Stress and Fish, Pickering, A. D. (editor)
24 Pickering, A. D. (editor) Stress and Fish
0125545509 / 9780125545501 Good ex-library
 
Academic Press, 1981. 24cm. Pp.xiv, 367. Text figures. Hardbound, good ex-library.

Wide ranging symposium proceedings presenting original research in the context of a detailed review of the existing information with particular reference to the endocrinological/physiological responses of fish to stress and the problems of stress associated with intensive fish aquaculture.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Cytogenetics, Pisano, E; C. Ozouf-Costaz & F. Foresti (editors)
25 Pisano, E; C. Ozouf-Costaz & F. Foresti (editors) Fish Cytogenetics
1578083303 / 9781578083305 New
 
2007. 26cm. Pp.510. Hardbound.

Fish Cytogenetics covers the major fields of current fish cytogenetic research presenting 18 contributions in systematics and evolution, biodiversity conservation, stock assessment and aquaculture, and genomics.

 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
Behaviour of Teleost Fishes, Second edition, Pitcher, Tony J. (editor)
26 Pitcher, Tony J. (editor) Behaviour of Teleost Fishes, Second edition
0412429403 / 9780412429408 Used
 
1992. 24cm. Pp.vii-xx [lacks pp.i-vi : being the half-title, title, and table of contents for chapters 1 - 6], 715. Text figures. Softbound.

Good copy lacking only a few preliminary pages, published price about GBP178.00.

This book is about the behaviour of teleosts, a well-defined, highly successful taxonomic group of vertebrate animals sharing a common body plan and forming the vast majority of living bony fishes. There are over 22000 living species of teleosts, including nearly all the fish of importance in commercial fisheries and aquaculture. Teleosts are represented in just about every conceivable aquatic environment from temporary desert pools to the deep ocean, from soda lakes to sub-zero Antarctic waters. Behaviour forms the primary interface between these effective survival machines and their environ­ ment; behavioural plasticity is the key to the success of the teleost fishes. In the decade before the publication of the first edition of this book (1986) the study of animal behaviour underwent revolutionary changes under the dual impact of the new fields of behavioural ecology and sociobiology. Quantitative, experimentally-verifiable hypotheses about why individual animals behave were formulated for the first time and met with considerable success. Much of the early work in these new fields concentrated on birds and mammals, but material presented in the first edition of this book helped to demonstrate that fish behaviour is not just a simplified version of that seen in birds and mammals. but obeys the same ecological and evolutionary rules. In the five years since the first edition. much of the early theory has matured: optimal solutions to the problems of feeding and mating require subtle trade-offs of energy balance.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
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