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Britain s Freshwater Fishes

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Britain hosts a diversity of freshwater environments, from torrential hill streams and lowland rivers to lakes and reservoirs, ponds and canals, and ditches and estuaries. Britain's Freshwater Fishes covers more than 50 species of freshwater and brackish fish found in these waters. This beautifully illustrated guide features in-the-hand and in-the-water photographs throughout, and accessible and informative overviews of topics such as fish biology and life cycles. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, with information on status, size and weight, habitat, ecology, and conservation. The book also includes a glossary and suggestions for further reading. This easy-to-use field guide will be invaluable to anyone interested in Britain's freshwater fish life, from naturalists and academics to students and anglers. Covers all of Britain's freshwater fishes Features beautiful photos throughout Includes detailed information on more than 50 species, the places they inhabit, and their roles in Britain's ecosystems Attractively designed and easy to use

Freshwater Fishes in Britain

Author : Cynthia E. Davies
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Dealing with the detailed occurrence of freshwater fishes in Britain this book is aimed at the general naturalist, as well as anglers, research scientists and those concerned with managing rivers and other waterbodies.

The Complex Lives of British Freshwater Fishes

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This stunningly illustrated book goes far beyond a run-of-the-mill nature guide. It explores the fascinating life histories of Britain’s freshwater fishes, a group of animals which, despite their importance and ubiquity in our diverse still and flowing fresh waters, has before now been rarely regarded and respected as 'wildlife'. Our native fishes tend generally to be considered as simply something for anglers to catch or for people to eat, yet they work enormously hard for us. Author Mark Everard, avid nature-watcher, angler and scientist, shows how freshwater fish provide food, ornamentation, sport and cultural identity, and highlights their huge importance for conservation as part of the living ecosystems upon which we all depend. He dives into the mysteries moving below the surface of our rivers and lakes, bringing the wonderful and fascinating world of the diversity of British freshwater fish species into plain sight and into mind. This unique book features over 100 full-colour photographs by pioneering photographer and filmmaker Jack Perks, whose work has featured on BBC Springwatch, The One Show and Countryfile. The book is filled with technical detail useful to conservationists and biology students. Most importantly, it is also presented in an accessible, visually attractive and engaging manner that will appeal to anybody with an interest in the natural world: the conservation-minded public, the angling community, and our nation of wildlife enthusiasts. Whatever your background, this book will open your eyes to our freshwater fishy wealth, and the many ways in which it enriches our lives.

The Angler s Book of British Freshwater Fish

Author : Paul Duffield
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This book is an reference guide for anglers to the many species of freshwater fish that can be caught the British Isles. Full colour illustrations and descriptions of all species currently listed in the official records are provided, together with information on distribution, habitat, baits and fishing methods.

Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe

Author : Peter S. Maitland
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Britain and Europe are home to hundreds of freshwater fish species, many found nowhere else, as well as those fish common to North America and other parts of the world. Over 250 species in 32 families appear in full color, carefully detailed paintings, along with data about their anatomy, physiology, habitat, behavior, development, distribution, and conservation status. Charts and tips cover collecting and breeding as well as sport fishing and ways to fight threats to fishes' survival.

Keys to the Freshwater Fish of Britain and Ireland with Notes on Their Distribution and Ecology

Author : Peter S. Maitland
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British Freshwater Fishes

Author : Len Cacutt
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British Freshwater Fishes Factors Affecting Their Distribution

Author : Margaret Elizabeth Varley
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An amazing amount of the known facts relating to the lives of fish is compressed between the covers of this most readable book which has become one of the most important volumes for reference and study for all concerned with freshwater fisheries. Included in the book are such subjects as the origin of British freshwater fish fauna, water temperature and disolved oxygen as environmental factors affecting fishes, the distribution cycle and its effect on freshwater fishes, feeding freshwater fishes and commercial aspects of freshwater fishes. The book was published for the Buckland Foundation.

The Little Book of British Freshwater Fish

Author : Paul Duffield
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The little book of British freshwater fish is a pocket reference guide to the species of freshwater fish that are found in Britain. Colour illustrations are provided together with brief information about each species.The little book of British freshwater fish is one of a series of small reference guides designed to take up very little room in a pocket or backpack, but still provide enough information to identify the flora and fauna of Britain.

Freshwater Fishes of the British Isles

Author : N. Barrie Hodgson
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The Hamlyn Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Britain and Europe

Author : Peter S. Maitland
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Handbook of the Marine and Freshwater Fishes of the British Islands

Author : William Saville Kent
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The Freshwater Fishes of the British Isles

Author : Charles Tate Regan
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Freshwater Fishes of Britain and Europe

Author : Alwyne C. Wheeler
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Pocket Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Britain

Author : Wheeler Alwyne
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Guide to freshwater fishes of Britain and Europe

Author : P S (Peter) Maitland
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Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe

Author : Bent J. Muus
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Freshwater Fish in England

Author : Alison Locker
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Much has been written on marine fishing and the migratory eel and salmon. Less attention has focused on the obligate freshwater species, primarily the native pike, perch, cyprinids and introduced species of which the most significant is carp. Their exploitation by man has changed from food to sport more dramatically in England and the British Isles than in Europe. They have also been used as elite statements, symbols of lineage, in religion and art. Much of the early evidence is confined to fish bones from archaeological sites and indicators of diet from isotopic analyses of human bones. From the Medieval period these data sources are increasingly complemented and ultimately superseded by documentary sources and material culture. The bones are relatively few from prehistoric contexts and mostly food waste. In the Mesolithic the bones are largely marine from middens on Scottish coasts, while early farmers apparently ate few fish of any type. Examples from European prehistoric sites demonstrate other cultural attitudes to fish. Both marine and freshwater fish bones are more numerous from Roman sites. There are regional and site type differences, but Roman influence appears to have increased fish consumption, though obligate freshwater species remain relatively few. The first evidence is seen for fishponds, probably ornamental. Angling was a noted sport elsewhere in the Empire, but there is no evidence in Britain. In Saxon England the exploitation and management of waterways and the beginnings of the privatization of the landscape, included enclosure of waters as fish stores. This previewed an elite practice of the Medieval period in which landscape features and documentary evidence demonstrate the importance of pond systems among a small section of elite medieval society and for whom these fish were an important part of feast and fast food and gift exchange. However quantitatively marine fish had dominated the fish supply from the late 10th century. The first documentary evidence for freshwater angling in England appears in the Medieval period, revealing an established sport through an oral tradition. The arrival of the common carp, in the 14th century, marks a change in pond culture, it soon became the favorite fish. By the early modern period freshwater fish are in slow decline on the table, though landscape water features evolve in style. The popularity of angling is reflected in the growing commercialization of tackle and angling books initially marketed at gentlemen of means. The industrialization and urbanization of the 18th and 19th centuries created a new landless, 'working class' with whom coarse fishing became synonymous and came to represent a social divide with fly fishing viewed as more elite. Freshwater fish were never to revive as a table fish, but were ever popular as sport. Record carp have become the quest for many specimen anglers practicing catch-and-release, more prevalent in Britain than Europe. The development of coarse angling reflects social and cultural changes in society in England at many levels.

British Freshwater Fish Collins New Naturalist Library Book 75

Author : P. S. Maitland
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An in-depth look at the fish that inhabit the fresh waters of Britain and Ireland. These include famous members of the salmon family, such as the Atlantic Salmon and the Brown Trout, and the obscure whitefish, species of which are confined to just a few lakes. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Collins Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Britain and Europe

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