FRESHWATER GAME FISH OF NORTH AMERICA
Author: Peter Thompson
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Feb 2010
Designed to help anglers, scientists, & nature lovers identify & appreciate all the North American freshwater game fish species. For anyone with an interest in fish & their place in the American ecosystem. Along with illus. that showcase gender color variations for each species, Thompson provides info about fish biology, behavior, & habitats. 192 Color illus, 86 color maps; 12x9 inches, 224 pgs.
Intended to be appreciated by a broad audience from outdoorsmen & women of all ages to anyone with an interest in fish & their place in the American ecosystem. Not a fishing guide, this magnificently illustrated volume is designed to help anglers, scientists, & nature lovers identify & appreciate all the North American freshwater game fish species.
Along with illustrations that showcase gender color variations for each species, Thompson provides information about fish biology, behavior, & habitats. Common & scientific names are provided, as are range maps & information about each fish familys global range, physical traits, diet, significance to humans & present status regarding its potential endangerment.
Truly a testimony to Thompsons own devotion to recording & preserving fish species for generations to come.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter Thompson has worked as an educator, primarily in the environmental & ecology fields. He has also fished all over North America. His artwork is in permanent exhibits at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New England Aquarium, the Norwalk Maritime Center, & the Wells Reserve National Estuarine Research Center. Peter Thompsons previous books include Thompsons Guide to Freshwater Fishes: How to Identify the Common Freshwater Fishes of North America: How to Keep Them in a Home Aquarium & The Game Fishes of New England & Southeastern Canada. He lives in Syracuse, New York.