A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Maine to Texas

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A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is a comprehensive, current, and accurate identification guide to the more than 1,000 nearshore and offshore fishes that live in brackish and marine waters from Maine to Texas.

Val Kells and Kent Carpenter bring decades of experience to this project. With Kells' detailed, vivid illustrations and Carpenter's deep knowledge of biology, taxonomy, and nomenclature, this book captures the stunning diversity of species along America's eastern shores. Key features of the book include:

- more than 1,000 full-color illustrations, set side-by-side with descriptions of each fish
- details about the biology of each species
- habitat, distribution, and size information

Reliable and up-to-date, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is the most complete book ever published on East and Gulf Coast fishes--perfect for boat, home, or classroom. Its beautiful design and accessible format make it an ideal guide for fishermen, divers, students, scientists, naturalists, and fish enthusiasts alike.

Author: Valerie A. Kells, Kent Carpenter
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 01/27/2011
Pages: 448
Weight: 1.75lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.58w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780801898389
Audience: Young Adult

Review Citation(s):
Choice 08/01/2011
Reference and Research Bk News 04/01/2011 pg. 372

About the Author

Val Kells is a marine science illustrator whose clients include publishers, designers, museums, nature centers, and aquariums. Her work has appeared in over 30 public aquariums and museums and numerous publications. Kent Carpenter is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University. He is author and editor of numerous publications, including the multivolume FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.