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Jellyfish
ISBN: PB: 9781789142150, Reaktion Books, April 2020
184 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 colour illus.
Jellyfish are, like the mythical Medusa, both beautiful and potentially dangerous. Found from pole to tropic, these mesmeric creatures form an important part of the sea's plankton and vary in size from the gigantic to the minute. Perceived as alien c...
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Goldfish
ISBN: PB: 9781789141351, Reaktion Books, September 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Living work of art, consumer commodity, scientific hero and environmental menace: the humble goldfish is the ultimate human cultural artefact. A creature of supposedly little memory and short lifespan, it has universal appeal. In ancient China, goldf...
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Vast Expanses A History of the Oceans
ISBN: HB: 9781780239972, Reaktion Books, March 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus.
"Vast Expanses" is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe. Our ancient con...
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Sardine
ISBN: PB: 9781780239965, Reaktion Books, September 2018
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
The sardine is a paradoxical fish. Seemingly insignificant, its exploitation has made fortunes for some and, when stocks have collapsed, caused hardship for many. Its status has shifted from utilitarian food to a gourmet's delight. Trevor Day – diver...
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Where Corals Lie A Natural and Cultural History
ISBN: HB: 9781780239347, Reaktion Books, July 2018
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 200 illus., 140 in colour
For millennia corals were a marine enigma confounding classification and occupying a space between the animal and vegetable kingdoms. Ultimately their animal and symbiotic natures were recognized, and they remain the focus of intense fascination and...
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Dolphin
ISBN: PB: 9781780230894, Reaktion Books, October 2013
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
Humans love dolphins, and dolphins, it seems, love us: they have been known to encircle swimmers under attack by sharks. Yet although we think we know dolphins well, in fact most people are quite ill-informed about how they evolved, how they function...
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Octopus
ISBN: PB: 9781780231778, Reaktion Books, October 2013
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Our relationship to the octopus dates back to prehistory, when the eight-armed animal was depicted on vases and found in stone carvings from ancient Greece. Now we appreciate them for their abilities as escape artists, with sophisticated camouflage s...
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Trout
ISBN: PB: 9781861898777, Reaktion Books, March 2012
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Leaping effortlessly from the bright stream into the human mind, the trout captivates like no other fish. An ancient fascination than can be traced back to Stone Age cave dwellers, the trout surfaces in our diet, religion, folklore, history, science,...
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Lobster
ISBN: PB: 9781861897954, Reaktion Books, May 2011
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 36 black&white illus., 67 colour illus.
What do you know about the knobbly armoured, scarlet creature staring back at you from your fancy dinner plate? Since there are species of lobsters without claws, then what exactly is a lobster? To answer these questions Richard J. King, a former fis...
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Eel
ISBN: PB: 9781861894236, Reaktion Books, May 2009
184 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 43 black&white illus., 45 colour illus.
Although it might seem the most mundane of fish when pulled from the mud of creeks, ponds, rivers or the sea, the eel's life cycle is one of the most remarkable on the planet. Freshwater eels are born, according to current scientific theory, in remot...
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