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What Fish

Autor: Nick Fletcher
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764132551
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(back cover) WHAT FISH? A GUIDE TO TROPICAL FISH Buying fish for your tropical freshwater aquarium can be an uncertain process. This book puts your mind at rest by providing vital information about a wide range of fish. The advice is accurate, up-to-date, and easy to access. As an added bonus, there is a star rating guide to the price you might expect to pay for each fish. Make the right buying decisions with confidence.

What A Fish Knows

Autor: Jonathan Balcombe
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714339
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A New York Times Bestseller Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. Although there are more than thirty thousand species of fish—more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined—we rarely consider how individual fishes think, feel, and behave. Balcombe upends our assumptions about fishes, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines but as sentient, aware, social, and even Machiavellian—in other words, much like us. What a Fish Knows draws on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Fishes conduct elaborate courtship rituals and develop lifelong bonds with shoalmates. They also plan, hunt cooperatively, use tools, curry favor, deceive one another, and punish wrongdoers. We may imagine that fishes lead simple, fleeting lives—a mode of existence that boils down to a place on the food chain, rote spawning, and lots of aimless swimming. But, as Balcombe demonstrates, the truth is far richer and more complex, worthy of the grandest social novel. Highlighting breakthrough discoveries from fish enthusiasts and scientists around the world and pondering his own encounters with fishes, Balcombe examines the fascinating means by which fishes gain knowledge of the places they inhabit, from shallow tide pools to the deepest reaches of the ocean. Teeming with insights and exciting discoveries, What a Fish Knows offers a thoughtful appraisal of our relationships with fishes and inspires us to take a more enlightened view of the planet’s increasingly imperiled marine life. What a Fish Knows will forever change how we see our aquatic cousins—the pet goldfish included.

What Fish See

Autor: Colin J. Kageyama
Publisher: Frank Amato Publications
ISBN: 9781571881403
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An in-depth examination by Dr. Colin Kageyama of how and what fish see. This important book will help all anglers to design better flies and lures by its explanation of the physical processes of light in water and consequently how colors change and are perceived by fish in varying conditions of depth, turbidity, and light. Excellent illustrations by Vic Erickson and color plates that show startling color changes. This book will change the way you fish!

What Fish Don T Want You To Know The Insider S Guide To Fresh Water Spin Fishing

Autor: Frank Baron
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071417143
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Expert, field-tested advice for anglers at every level This comprehensive, entertaining, and foolproof guide covers everything novice and avid anglers need to know to catch freshwater fish--from bass and trout to salmon and walleye--and reveals the two basic ways to catch ALL fish. With numerous photographs and illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and a liberal dose of good humor, the author shares his 40 years of angling expertise, including how to: Read the waters and the weather Select the right baits and lures for particular fish and situations Know which gear is essential and which is merely desirable Get maximum results on a minimum budget Practice proper etiquette and ethics Turn a tough day into a great one with dozens of tricks and tips Laced with amusing anecdotes and commonsense, this book will unlock the secrets of fishing and teach anglers how to catch more fish.

Riddles Riddles Riddles

Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486797236
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Hundreds of riddles, charades, puzzles, and word games will keep readers of all ages chuckling for hours. The book is graced with charming illustrations, and answers appear directly after the riddles.

Fish In A Tree

Autor: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101601329
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A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in. “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

What A Trout Sees

Autor: Geoff Mueller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794151
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There are ten thousand guide books on the market that tell you how to approach the fish from the bank or boat, but there is no accessible, mainstream title that shows you what the world is like under the water, from the fish’s perspective. With Trout’s Eye View, the curious fisherman interested in taking his or her skill level up a notch or two will finally have all the information he needs. A new kind of general beginner’s guide, this title will introduce fishermen to the fish themselves. Here is what you’re trying to catch, and this is how best to catch it. In a market packed to the cold gills with general how-to introductions, this will be an energetically fresh spin.

Four Fish

Autor: Paul Greenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101442296
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"A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why." -Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book Review. Acclaimed author of American Catch and The Omega Princple and life-long fisherman, Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex marketplace. Four Fish offers a way for us to move toward a future in which healthy and sustainable seafood is the rule rather than the exception.

The Rotarian

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

Readings In Classical Chinese Philosophy Second Edition

Autor: Philip J. Ivanhoe
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207806
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This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues 'Robber Zhi' and 'White Horse'; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures, periods, texts, and terms in Chinese thought.

The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition

Autor: Zehou Li
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824833074
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In the Confucian tradition, human morality and the personal realization it inspires are grounded in the cultivation of family feeling. One may even go so far as to say that, for China, family reverence was a necessary condition for developing any of the other human qualities of excellence. On the basis of the present translation of the Xiaojing (Classic of Family Reverence) and supplemental passages found in other early philosophical writings, Professors Rosemont and Ames articulate a specifically Confucian conception of "role ethics" that, in its emphasis on a relational conception of the person, is markedly different from most early and contemporary dominant Western moral theories. This Confucian role ethics takes as its inspiration the perceived necessity of family feeling as the entry point in the development of moral competence and as a guide to the religious life as well.

Fish Behaviour

Autor: Carin Magnhagen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439843023
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Fishes are by far the most species-rich vertebrate taxon, and it is also the vertebrate group with the most strikingly diverse repertoire of behaviours and behavioural adaptations. As such, they provide us with many opportunities to explore the fascinating complexities of animal behaviour. Central questions addressed in this book include: How do sensory input, hormones, genetics and experience interact to shape individual behaviour? What should a fish do to be in the right place at the right time and how should it behave to be an efficient predator yet not become the subject of predation itself? How to find a mate or to find the best mate? Should all fish do the same, or is the optimal behaviour dependent on individual characteristics? How does reproductive behaviour affect what fish look like, in terms of colour, body form or body size? And how do fish cope with their complex social and biological environment, including parasites, competitors and collaborators? This new book provides an exciting overview of the many new insights offered by recent research on fish behaviour. The chapters are written by prominent international scientists and are aimed not only at fish biology students and researchers but anyone interested in the interplay between behaviour, ecology and evolution.

Good Fish

Autor: Becky Selengut
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632171082
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It can be intimidating to shop for seafood. You wonder if it's healthy for you, you worry about whether it's overfished and whether it's caught in ways that harm other species or the environment. Making smart seafood choices has never been more confusing or more important for the planet and our health. Chef and seafood advocate Becky Selengut knows from good fish, and in a voice that's informed but down-to-earth, she untangles the morass surrounding seafood today. From shellfish to finfish to littlefish, fifteen good fish are featured, and the accompanying seventy-five recipes will appeal to a wide range of home cooks: from beginners, to busy parents trying to put a healthy weeknight meal on the table, to the more adventurous who want to create special-occasion dishes. Sommelier April Pogue provides wine pairings for each recipe. Good Fish is an invaluable resource for anyone living on the Pacific Coast. Chef Becky Selengut is an advocate for seafood sustainability and seasonal, regional cuisine. Her writing has been featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles and Edible Seattle magazines. She lives in Seattle.

Tongue Twisters Riddles And Jokes

Autor: Sandra Staines
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312902566
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Read the tongue twisters out loud, faster and faster, and see if you can say them without tripping up. Try the riddles on your friends and see if they can answer them. Share the jokes with your family and friends; everyone loves a good laugh. Knock knock. Who's there? Crystal. Crystal who? Crystal clear you've been avoiding me. I've come to find out why. Which fish has a bad habit? The pipe fish. Fresh fried flying fish fill Fay’s frying pan. Trixie Towers sells tacks at the race tracks and pays tax at the tacky tax shack. Milly’s musk ox owes Ollie’s octopus two Greek grapes. Why do gorillas beat their chests? They haven't invented drums yet. How many cats does it take to change a light bulb? Cats can't change light bulbs and even if they could they would find a way to get a human to do it for them. For Ages 6 to 12. Best viewed on a colour screen.