Best Biology of Fishes & Sharks Books
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1. Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World under the Sea
Author: by Julia Rothman
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition (April 28, 2020)
Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with Ocean Anatomy. Follow Rothman’s inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe.
Through her drawings, discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages.
Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook
2. F is for FART: A rhyming ABC children's book about farting animals
Author: by J. Heitsch
Published at: Independently published (June 5, 2019)
This is a book about farts.Yes, farts. It’s also about ABCs, rhymes, and animals – but it’s mostly about farts, and making you and your loved ones laugh about farts. Each letter stands for an animal and is accompanied by a rhyme, which are all short and stinky – much like farts are stinky.
We hope you think this book stinks in all the right ways. What are the right ways?I’m glad you asked. We’ve got farts which smell, farts that BOOM, farts that splat, farts that upset your nose and send you for a tumble.
We’ve even got farts so bad you could use them in a rumble.Was it you?Was it me? No, of course not it was the animals! We’ve got animals from Australia, China, and even Madagascar! We’ve got animals from the east and animals from the west; animals from near and animals from far!
We’ve got animals which fly high in the sky and those that swim deep in the sea! We’ve even got animals which are imaginary and some which are extinct, but keep that between you and me! Some are from rivers, some live in trees!
3. The Life and Love of the Sea
Author: by Lewis Blackwell
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2015)
Showcasing cutting-edge underwater photography from the world’s leading marine and nature photographers, The Life & Love of the Sea is a breathtaking visual tour of the ocean’s great diversity. Readers will experience land meeting sea with images of dramatic coastlines, barrier reefs, and island chains, as well as the spectacular power of the ocean through a stunning collection of wave photographs.
Offering an extensive survey of the ocean’s many fascinating inhabitants, Blackwell presents incredible images of everything from whales to manta rays to seals to endless schools of fish to the creatures that reside in the deepest recesses of the ocean floor.
The book also makes available bonus footage via a scannable QR code from multi-award- winning underwater cameraman Steven Hathaway.
4. Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
Author: by Lulu Miller
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Illustrated edition (April 14, 2020)
A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian A remarkable (Los Angeles Times), seductive (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, andpossiblyeven murder.
At one point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fishcomes up for air, and realizes she’s in love. That’s how I felt: Her book took me to strange depths I never imagined, and I was smitten. The New York Times Book ReviewDavid Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world.
In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. But the more of the hidden blueprint of life he uncovered, the harder the universe seemed to try to thwart him.
His specimen collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquakewhich sent more than a thousand discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered. Many might have given up, given in to despair.But Jordan?
5. Lords of the Fly: Madness, Obsession, and the Hunt for the World Record Tarpon
Author: by Monte Burke
Published at: Pegasus Books; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2020)
“Funny, wistful, and wonderful.” -Carl Hiaasen “You will love this book.” -Michael Keaton “The most compelling non-fiction book I’ve read in years.” -Randy Wayne White From the bestselling author of Saban, 4th and Goal, and Sowbelly comes the thrilling, untold story of the quest for the world record tarpon on a fly rod, a tale that reveals as much about Man as it does about the fish.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, something unique happened in the quiet little town on the west coast of Florida known as Homosassa. The best fly anglers in the world all gathered together to chase the same Holy Grail-the world record for the most glamorous and coveted fly rod species, the tarpon.
The anglers spent all day on the water competing and would gather each night to socialize and party-some harder than others. And the world record fell nearly every year. But records weren’t the only things that were broken: hooks, lines, rods, reels, hearts and marriages didn’t survive, either.
6. Aquascaping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting, Styling, and Maintaining Beautiful Aquariums
Author: by George Farmer
Published at: Skyhorse (November 10, 2020)
Learn how to create and maintain your own underwater ecosystem. Aquascaping is the art of creating beautiful aquariums with natural materials and live plants. From the brilliance of Takashi Amano and numerous other innovators, aquascapes have become a popular way to enjoy aquariums.
In Aquascaping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting, Styling, and Maintaining Beautiful Underwater Aquariums, planted aquarium expert George Farmer teaches how to create the perfect aquascape. Included in this book are full-color photographs that will supply readers with: Step-by-step instructions on setting up your tankDifferent styling suggestions that best suit your landscapeHow to pick plants, rocks, driftwood, substrate, and aquatic lifeUnderstanding the chemistry and biology involved in keeping a healthy aquariumMaintenance and upkeepAnd much more Creating an underwater ecosystem is not only a rewarding experience, but can bring much peace and relaxation to your life.
So whether you’re a novice aquarist or seasoned aquascaper, Aquascaping will teach you all the tricks of the trade so that your beautiful aquarium can be enjoyed by family, friends, and, most importantly, yourself.
7. The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing
Author: by Mark Kurlansky
Published at: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition (March 2, 2021)
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod-the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish. Fly fishing, historian Mark Kurlansky has found, is a battle of wits, fly fisher vs.
Fish-and the fly fisher does not always (or often) win. The targets-salmon, trout, and char; and for some, bass, tarpon, tuna, bonefish, and even marlin-are highly intelligent, wily, strong, and athletic animals. The allure, Kurlansky learns, is that fly fishing makes catching a fish as difficult as possible.
There is an art, too, in the crafting of flies. Beautiful and intricate, some are made with more than two dozen pieces of feather and fur from a wide range of animals. The cast as well is a matter of grace and rhythm, with different casts and rods yielding varying results.
Kurlansky is known for his deep dives into the history of specific subjects, from cod to oysters to salt. But he spent his boyhood days on the shore of a shallow pond. Here, where tiny fish weaved under a rocky waterfall, he first tied string to a branch, dangled a worm into the water, and unleashed his passion for fishing.
8. The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs
Author: by Dr. Richard Smith
Published at: Apollo Publishers (September 10, 2019)
Meet the world’s most fascinating sea creaturessee the lives and curiosities of colorful fish and coral reefsthis spectacular volume has more than 300 color photos and extraordinary text from a leading marine biologist and underwater photographer, and the international expert on seahorses.
In this richly informative volume, brimming with new discoveries and more than three hundred colorful images of jaw-dropping fish and coral reefs, you’ll swim in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans; you’ll be dazzled in the Coral Triangle and amazed in Triton Bay.
Up close you’ll meet the Cenderawasih fairy wrasse, with its florescent yellow streak; the polka-dot longnose filefish; and the multicolored seadragon. There are scarlet-colored corals, baby-blue sponges, daffodil crinoids, and all sorts of mystifying creatures that change color at the drop of a hat.
The whale shark is almost larger than life and the author’s beloved pygmy seahorse, unless photographed, is almost too tiny to see. The wondrous creatures inside are charmers and tricksters and excel in the arts of seduction and deception, and you’ll have the rare chance to see and delight in their antics.
9. The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
Author: by Patrik Svensson
Published at: Ecco (May 26, 2020)
A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeNational BestsellerWinner of the National Outdoor Book AwardLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionA New York Times Notable BookOne of TIME’s 100 Must Read Books of the YearOne of The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Nonfiction Books of the YearOne of Smithsonian Magazine’s 10 Best Science Books of the Year One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year A New York Times Editor’s ChoicePart H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world’s most elusive fishthe eeland a reflection on the human conditionRemarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla.
So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the eel question: Where do eels come from?What are they? Are they fish or some other kind of creature altogether?
Even today, in an age of advanced science, no one has ever seen eels mating or giving birth, and we still don’t understand what drives them, after living for decades in freshwater, to swim great distances back to the ocean at the end of their lives.
10. Basic Fishing: A Beginner's Guide
Author: by Wade Bourne
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2015)
A great beginner’s guide for new fishermen and those who want to learn to fish for fun, with advice on tackle, bait, boats, accessories, and more. New to fishing and have no idea how to start? With Basic Fishing, you’ll be an accomplished angler in no time at all.
Expert angler and award-winning outdoor writer Wade Bourne was taught to fish by his father. In turn, Bourne taught his children how to fish. Now he brings his expertise to Basic Fishing, a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of fishing with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons.
You’ll learn all about:How to catch fishguaranteed! Different types of fishing equipmentHow to select bait, lures, and tackleWhere and how to find good fishing spotsBoats, boat accessories, and motors Methods for cooking and cleaning fishIncreasing your fishing skillsFishing safetyAnd more!
This book is great for families looking to bond in the great outdoors, and it proves that the joy of fishing can last a lifetime and beyond as it is passed down from generation to generation. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen.
11. The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing (Little Red Books)
Author: by Kirk Deeter
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (May 1, 2010)
Kirk Deeter of Field & Stream and Charlie Meyers of the Denver Post, crack open their notebooks and share expert advice on flies, casting, reading the water, and much more. The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is to demystify and un-complicate the tricks and tips that make a great trout fisher.
There are no complicated physics lessons here. Rather, conceived in the take dead aim spirit of Harvey Penick’s classic instructional on golf, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offers a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting flies.
The Table of Contents includes:Part One: The Cast: 45 Tips to Help You Cast Straighter, Longer, and More AccuratelyPart Two: Presentation: 60 Tips to Help you Place and Drift Your Flies So that Trout Will Want to Eat ThemPart Three: Reading Water: 37 Tips to Help You Find Trout in a Rive and Effectively Cast to themPart Four: 43 Tips to Help You Select, Rig, and Fish the Right Fly at the Right Time in the Right WayPart Five: Miscellaneous: 65 Tips on Fighting Fish, Wading, Choosing Ger, and Everything Else That MattersIn the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, and entertaining works on this sportone that will serve both novices and experts alike in helping them reflect and hone-in their approaches to fly fishing.
12. Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish
Author: by Ken Schultz
Published at: Wiley; 1st edition (December 29, 2003)
The definitive field guide to North American saltwater fishfrom the absolute authority on sportfishing Before you head out to the open seas, listen up: Your tackle box is not complete without Ken Schultz’s Field Guide to Saltwater Fish! Written by one of the foremost experts in sportfishing, this colorful reference provides anglers and fish enthusiasts of all levels an easy-to-use, indispensable guide to help you identify and learn about the most common species found off the North American coastlines-from albacore to yellowtail.
Based on the award-winning reference book Ken Schultz’s Fishing Encyclopedia, this handy field guide compresses the essence of its bestselling predecessor into a more manageable, compact size. Arranged alphabetically by species, each entry covers the identification, size/age, distribution, habitat, life history/behavior, and feeding habits of each fish.
This fully illustrated, full-color guide makes it easy to identify what’s at the end of your line. You’ll learn how to distinguish an Atlantic mackerel from a Spanish mackerel, for instance; why you might mistake a cobia for a shark or a remora; how the red grouper’s saddle spot will help you tell it apart from a Nassau grouper; and so much more.
13. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Author: by Neil Shubin
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (January 6, 2009)
Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the fish with hands, tells the story of our bodies as you’ve never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genomes look and function like those of worms and bacteria.
Your Inner Fish makes us look at ourselves and our world in an illuminating new light. This is science writing at its finestenlightening, accessible and told with irresistible enthusiasm.
14. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing: 101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner (Orvis Guides)
Author: by The Orvis Company
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (July 27, 2009)
Written with the support of The Orvis Company, this full-color book offers everyone a chance to learn the fundamentals of fly fishing. Start catching trout, bass, and more today! The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing can be the start of a lifetime journey of discovery that will increase your intimacy with the natural world and allow you to gain skill and finesse in your fly-fishing techniques.
Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful illustrations and photographs will enable new fly fishers to:Select and assemble proper, balanced tackleCast a line with authority and accuracyChose the correct fly for any situationTie the two most useful fishing knotsFind fish in lakes, rivers, and salt waterand much moreHere are fishing ethics, helpful safety advice, basic angling terms, everything the new fly fisher needs in a crisp, helpful, and finely illustrated primer of the highest rank.
15. Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish
Author: by Ken Schultz
Published at: Wiley; 1st edition (December 29, 2003)
A compact, authoritative guide for freshwater fishing tripsFrom one of the most respected names in the world of sportfishing comes the definitive, full-color guide to 140 of the most common freshwater fish species found in North American rivers, lakes, and streams.
Featuring information on identification, habitat, size, and diet, Ken Schultz’s Guide to Freshwater Fish is a must for anglers and sportfishing enthusiasts everywhere.
16. Secrets of the Whales
Author: by Brian Skerry
Published at: National Geographic (April 6, 2021)
This provocative book of photography offers bold new insight into the lives of the world’s largest mammals, along with their complex societies. In these pages, we learn that whales share an amazing ability to learn and adapt to opportunities, from specialized feeding strategies to parenting techniques.
There is also evidence of deeper, cultural elements of whale identity, from unique dialects to matrilineal societies to organized social customs like singing contests. Featuring the arresting underwater images of Brian Skerry, who has explored and documented oceans for over four decades, this book will document these alluring creatures in all their glory-and demonstrate how these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.