Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment
Fish form an extremely diverse group of vertebrates. At a conservative estimate at least 40% of the world's vertebrates are fish. On the one hand they are united by their adaptations to an aquatic environment and on the other they show a variety of adaptations to differing environmental conditions - often to extremes of temperature, salinity, oxygen level and water chemist...more
ebook, 2500 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Academic Press
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I love the books on "Pretty much everything we know about whatever", which is fish physiology in this case. Obviously, not a book for reading from back to back. But the 2266 pages in three volumes contains jewels such as the "A Survival Guide for Fishes: How to Obtain Food While Avoiding Being Food", or the "Visual Adaptations to the Deep Sea". You can simply get lost into the many chapters and learn about whatever call your attention at the moment. After a couple of years you end up having read...more