- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 27, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521535034
- ISBN-13: 978-0521535038
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches
Publication Date: August 27, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0521535034 | ISBN-13: 978-0521535038
Presenting everything Charles Darwin ever wrote about fishes and many more topics, the entries in this encyclopedia are arranged alphabetically and extracted from Darwin's books, short publications, notebooks and correspondence. Readers can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references directly or indirectly to Darwin's original writings. The material is interpreted in the context of Darwin's time as well as of contemporary biology.
"...an engaging [and] entertaining book with useful details..."
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
"[A]n eclectic, scholarly reference work, rich in historical content and chock full of interesting quotes and insights from Darwin and Pauly alike."
"Darwin's Fishes: An Encyclopedia of Ichthyology, Ecology, and Evolution, by Daniel Pauly, is a unique and insightful analysis of Charles Darwin's contributions to ichthyology and to evolutionary biology in general. I highly recommend this book as an enjoyable way to become reacquainted with the original writings and thoughts of Charles Darwin, and to perhaps appreciate for the first time his significant contributions to ichthyology."
ECOSCIENCE, Randal J. Snyder
"Provides a useful historic source."
American Reference Books Annual
"An erudite hobby turned reference work, Darwin's Fishes brings together all of Charles Darwin's scattered remarks on all kinds of fish...Daniel Pauly reproduces and discusses relevant passages from Darwin's notebooks, letters, papers, books and marginalia>'
Gregory Radick, Book Reviews, ISIS