Hiroya Kawanabe (HK) was born in Kyoto on 10 May 1932. His father, Osamu Kawanabe, was a teacher of Japanese literature and also a Buddhist priest, who died in 1934 at an early age. His mother, Tsuya Fujii-Kawanabe, was a teacher of the tea cer- emony and of flower arrangement, and had given birth to him at age 38. He attended elementary school from 1938 to 1945, junior high school from 1945 to 1948, and Kyoto City's Ohki High School, from 1948 to 1951. In March 1945, military requisi- tion of the Kawanabe property, which was situated in downtown Kyoto, and the subsequent demolition of the family home necessitated the tearful and hasty removal of only a fraction of the family's be- longings in a cart (HK 490; numbers refer to the subsequent 'Lifetime list of publications by Hiroya Kawanabe'). He and his mother were able to save only a portion of his father's books; his passion for reading may be due to the influence of his father. Interestingly enough, during his junior high school and high school years, Kawanabe tried to improve the method used to catalogue the books in his school libraries, though he subsequently learned Figure 1.
Hiroya Kawanabe during his convocation address on that the NDC (Nihon Decimal Classification) was the occassion of receiving Doctor of Science honoris causa at the the most convenient cataloguing method in com- University of Guelph, 5 October 1995. Photograph by M. mon use. Schwalbe.
Number of pages: 405
Weight: 1178 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 21 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199
`The book is well edited and...it is not only useful to the Japanese fish biologists but is also a stimulating book to read for zoologists, fish biologists as well as aquatic ecologists.'
Aquatic Ecology, 33 (1999)