A timely, authoritative monograph that charts the distribution of North American freshwater fish throughout the continent, attempts to explain these observed distribution tendencies, and develops a theory for the dispersal and evolution of these fishes through historical drainage patterns, plate tectonics, and Pleistocene glaciation. Chapters cover ichthyofaunal 'provinces', fossil fishes, population ecology, and the effect of man's introduction of exotic species into the ecosystem.
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Book Description Wiley-Interscience, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Oversize hardcover; name stamped on front free endpaper and top and fore-edges, otherwise text clean and solid; some wear, tear and discoloration to dust jacket; NOTE: additional postage necessary for international shipping ; 9.70 X 7.80 X 2 inches; 866 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 153936