The Science Times Book of Fish

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The Science Times Book of Fish

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Gathers articles on fish and other sea creatures from the Science Times section of the New York Times

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Readers of the "Science Times" section on Tuesdays in the New York Times are familiar with the high-quality features to be found there. Now the best science and nature articles have been collected in a series of books on Fish, Birds, Fossils and Evolution, and The Brain.

The fish book includes chapters on the evolution of fishes, fresh- and salt-water species, endangered animals, and other aquatic organisms. The list of contributors includes such Science Times regulars as Natalie Angier, William K. Stevens, and William J. Broad, as well as notable occasionals like Gina Kolata. The writing is generally superb, with nary a trace of the oversimplification and inaccuracy that plagues scientific journalism. But these pieces were all originally newspaper articles, and they read that way, complete with sidebars and diagrams. The breadth of topic is great--everything from otolith (ear-bone) interpretation to social behavior, overfishing to snail toxin. A nice collection of 44 articles for the fish-curious or for ichthyologists who have a fat file of Times clippings. --Therese Littleton

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For twenty years, readers of The New York Times have looked forward to the Science Times section every Tuesday as one of the few national forums for high-quality science writing for the layman and an authoritative source for scientists as well. Its features, written by award-winning journalists, deliver cutting-edge information and lucid analysis.The Science Times Book of Fish collects the best articles on fish and other creatures of the sea from Science Times, exploring the biology and environments of aquatic life from the oceans' deepest reaches to lakes and rivers throughout the world. Among the book's surprising discoveries are that the orange roughy lives to be 150 years old and reaches sexual maturity at 30, the cichlids of Africa's Lake Victoria mate for life, and a deep-sea multi-stomached jellyfish exists that can grow as large as a blue whale.With this extraordinary volume comes the satisfaction of having gained a priceless new understanding of the world in which we live. (71/4 X 91/2, 244 pages, illustrations)

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