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Divers and Snorkelers Guide to the Fishes and Sea Life of the Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas and Bermuda (rev. ed.)
Divers and Snorkelers Guide to the Fishes and Sea Life of the Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas and Bermuda (rev. ed.)
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The ideal introduction to the wonderland of the Atlantic Ocean’s coral reefs for both beginners, serious students of ichthyology, snorkelers, divers & fish hobbyists. Practically all the fish species one is likely to see are illustrated, including the color variations that frequently occur & the juvenile forms. The text is simply written, without unnecessary technicalities & with the descriptions of each species limited to the characteristics most important for identification. The more common forms of corals & reef animals shown in the background are also identified. Also included are convenient lists for quick identification, information on how best to observe fish, how a fish functions & the unusual characteristics of many types of fish. Portable, compact, easy to use, & beautifully illustrated.
Jefferson’s Botanists: Lewis and Clark Discover the Plants of the West
Jefferson’s Botanists: Lewis and Clark Discover the Plants of the West
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This beautiful concise book discusses how Meriwether Lewis collected plant specimens on the journey of exploration that he & William Clark led across the American West to the Pacific Ocean & back. It includes facsimile excerpts from their original journals. The task of plant collecting was Lewis’s military duty, but he seems to have had a real flair for collecting & describing the specimens. It is clear that he spent long hours observing the specimens, perhaps with a magnifying glass, cross-checking the anatomy of the plant before him with an illustrated ed. of Linnaeus’s botany book. The hundreds of specimens that survive today are stored in special storage cabinets, in a climate controlled room at the Acad. of Natural Sci. in Phila. Color illus.
Minutes and Correspondence of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1812-1924: Microfilm Publications Guide
Minutes and Correspondence of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1812-1924: Microfilm Publications Guide
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Ever since its foundation in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila. has preserved manuscript documents even after the information has been published. The secretaries, curators, librarians, editors & other officers of the Academy had all cached such papers somewhere for posterity. These holdings were largely brought together by Edward Nolan for his history to celebrate the 100th anniversary. He had hoped to have his long history published & presented as a memorial at that time. When funds were not available for printing, the “Short History” listed in the bibliography was used instead. The materials published here in microfilm form have always been locked away in the Academy’s hall & always remained in the custody of the librarian.
Encyclopedia of Seashells
Encyclopedia of Seashells
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This easy-to-use vol. of 250 carefully selected species is the perfect resource for everyone, from the beginning shell collector to the serious student. Begins with an intro. that not only explains what mollusks are, but details their biological characteristics & evolution. Some of the mollusks are included because they are the most representative members of their respective families, while others are featured because they possess distinguishing characteristics, such as beauty, rarity, or size. Every entry contains a wealth of engaging & helpful info. Lists each species’ Latin & common names, size, distribution, & other pertinent facts. Discusses the pervasive role of the seashell in religion, folklore, & mythology worldwide. Beautifully illustrated in full-color.
Fishes of West Virginia: Reprinted from The Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Fishes of West Virginia: Reprinted from The Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
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This comprehensive work on the fishes of WV is the culmination of more than 20 years of res. Contains descriptions of the major river drainages in WV, a brief discussion of the zoogeog. of the fishes within the state, a table of fish dist. by drainage, a guide to the anatomical features used in fish ident., dichotomous keys to the families & species of WV fishes, physical descriptions of all fish species known or expected to occur in the state, & a glossary to supplement the species descriptions. Info. was gathered by: All major fish museums in the eastern U.S. were contacted & records of specimens collected were requested; museums with significant holdings of WV fishes were visited; & New fish surveys were conducted at approx. 1,000 sites throughout the state. Illus.
Fishes of West Virginia
Fishes of West Virginia
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Jay R. Stauffer, Jr. (au); Jeffrey M. Boltz (au); Laura R. White (au)
This comprehensive work on the fishes of WV is the culmination of more than 20 years of res. Contains descriptions of the major river drainages in WV, a brief discussion of the zoogeog. of the fishes within the state, a table of fish dist. by drainage, a guide to the anatomical features used in fish ident., dichotomous keys to the families & species of WV fishes, physical descriptions of all fish species known or expected to occur in the state, & a glossary to supplement the species descriptions. Info. was gathered by: All major fish museums in the eastern U.S. were contacted & records of specimens collected were requested; museums with significant holdings of WV fishes were visited; & New fish surveys were conducted at approx. 1,000 sites throughout the state. Illus.
   
 
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