NANFA-- New "Fishes Of Alabama" Book

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 15 Jun 2004 08:18:54 -0400

I just got a copy of the new "Fishes Of Alabama" by Herb Boschung and Rick
Mayden. The several hundred fish illustrations by Joe Tomelleri alone are
worth getting the book, rendered in almost glowing water pencil. It's a
thick, heavy book that you probably won't take way out into the field. But
it's very comprehensive in coverage, for instance, pointing out the history
of the decline in flame chubs across their range as appropriate habitat is
fouled by the typical range of human activities.

It's published by Smithsonian Books, so in some ways it's an odd hybrid of
coffee-table book and true scientific monograph. For instance, the book
contains standard scientific citations, but there's a glossary in the back
of the book that explains the full names and publisherss of standard journal
contractions; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA is, of course, the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Science... And American Currents is referenced, too,
published by NANFA.

See a lot of you in SC in a coupla days.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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