NANFA-- FW: Fishes of Chesapeake Bay Returns to Print

Denkhaus, Robert (
Tue, 8 Oct 2002 10:35:43 -0500

The following is forwarded from The Wildlife Society discussion list.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

> Fishes of Chesapeake Bay Returns to Print
> Originally published in 1927, Fishes of Chesapeake Bay (U.S. Bureau of
> Fisheries, Vol. XLIII 1927, Part 1), by Samuel F. Hildebrand
> and William C.
> Schroeder, describes 202 species of fish observed in the
> bay's waters during
> field studies that began in 1912 and concluded in 1922. The book is
> illustrated with numerous fine-line drawings. The Blackburn Press has
> recently returned the book to print.
> For each species included in the book, the authors attempted
> to provide
> common names, descriptions, diagnostic characteristics,
> variations, feeding
> habits, spawning habits, embryology and larval development,
> growth rates,
> relative abundance, habitats, specimens in the Smithsonian
> collection and
> commercial importance. Collections were made in inshore and
> offshore waters.
> Of historical interest are the book's description, photographs and
> statistics on fisheries operating in Chesapeake Bay during the period.
> The Blackburn Press is a relatively new publishing company,
> founded with the
> mission of keeping in print and available for purchase at
> reasonable prices
> book titles that have gone out of print. It specializes in
> scientific and
> technical books and textbooks. The books are generally
> classics in their
> fields and unobtainable, even in the used/rare book market.
> By bringing books such as Fishes of Chesapeake Bay back into
> print, The
> Blackburn Press makes them available to libraries, scholars,
> researchers,
> graduate students and others who wish to own or replace a copy of an
> invaluable reference. This book will be of specific interest to marine
> biologists, ecologists, fisheries scientists and managers,
> coastal resource
> managers and commercial fishermen.
> For more information, please point your browser to:
> or

The Blackburn Press recently reprinted a companion fish identification book,
Fishes of the Gulf of Maine by Henry Bigelow and William C. Schroeder. See:

For more information, contact:

Andrea Herbert
The Blackburn Press
Publishers of classic scientific and technical books
P.O.Box 287, Caldwell, N.J. 07006
973-228-7077 Fax: 973-228-7276
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