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Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: Abrams, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Mar 2009
America's foremost painter & chronicler of undersea life brings you a natural history of the largest fish on Earth. Blending art & science with historical, cultural, & personal stories, see the giants of the sea. Meet big-game fishermen like Ernest Hemingway & Zane Grey, as well as naturalists & explorers. Illuminates natural history with wit, charm, artistry, & humor. 40 Color & 50 B&W illus; 11x10 inches, 144 pgs.
From Richard Ellis, America's foremost painter & chronicler of undersea life, comes Big Fish, a natural history of the largest fish on Earth. Blending art & science with historical, cultural, & personal stories, Ellis illustrates the giants of the sea, incorporating anecdotes, archival images, & photos related to legendary catches & discoveries. Along the way, we meet big-game fishermen like Ernest Hemingway & Zane Grey, as well as naturalists & explorers.
We also meet all manner of tuna, from bluefin & yellowfin to albacore & bigeye; billfish, from marlins to the mighty swordfish; & sharks, from the long-extinct Megamouth to the very much extant great white. Perfect for all those enchanted by the mysteries of the deep, Big Fish illuminates natural history with wit, charm, artistry, & humor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Ellis is an artist & writer. His Book of Sharks & Book of Whales are believed to be the most popular books on sharks & whales ever written, & he has contributed to or been featured in over eighty magazines & journals. Among his many accomplishments, he designed the beloved life-size blue whale that hangs in the Hall of Ocean Life in the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in New York City.