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Parasites of North American Freshwater Fishes (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 20/05/1999
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"A remarkable accomplishment. . . . [This volume] has been and will continue to be a major force advancing freshwater fish parasitology."-Ernest H. Williams Jr., from the ForewordThis thoroughly revised and updated edition of a classic reference work is the definitive guide to the identification of the parasites of freshwater fishes of North America. The book provides information on public health concerns about fish parasites, the methods used to examine fish for parasites, and those parasites found only in very selective organs or tissues. It lists the known species of each genus, along with reference citations that enable readers to find literature pertinent to species identification, life cycles, and in some cases, control. In the heart of the book, each chapter opens with a description of a phylum and its relevant families and genera, followed by a species list for those genera. Drawings illustrate a representative of each genus, and are supplemented by photographic examples.Many new parasites of North American freshwater fishes have been discovered since the publication of the first edition thirty years ago. For this new edition, the author has added new species accounts and revised the taxonomy, expanded descriptions and discussion of the most important fish parasites, provided a glossary to aid nonspecialists, and updated the reference list through 1992. The volume features twice as many illustrations as the first edition, including the addition of 33 color photographs.

Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801434099
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1899 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 44 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The "bible" of freshwater fish parasitology."-Fish Farming News
"This is a serious reference book for specialists."-American Fisheries Society
"A must for anyone interested in parasites of fish, and a must for any library maintaining holdings in zoology, protozoology, helminthology, parasitology, fish, or fisheries."-Choice
"An astonishing achievement, this book covers all known endo- and ectoparasites of North American freshwater fishes. . . .Well-organized and well-illustrated. An invaluable book for all parasitologists and fisheries biologists."-Northeastern Naturalist
"The second edition of Parasites of North American Freshwater Fishes is an exceptionally useful volume that will be easily harnessed by parisitologists, ecologists, ichthyologists, fisheries managers, acquaculture and aquarium professionals, and serious fish hobbyists. . . . In producing such a fine second edition, Hoffman has, however, created a potential dilemma regarding whether to station a single copy in one's laboratory or office. I solved this conundrum by obtaining two copies, and I am already happier for it."-Copeia
"Hoffman's book contains a lifetime experience, and this makes it unique both in quality and comprehensiveness. . . . Practitioners will like it for its simplicity and conciseness."-Wilhelm Foissner, European Journal of Protisology
"This second edition of Parasites of North American Freshwater Fishes is a welcome updating of what has long been a classic work. The first edition has been the standard for research and teaching since it was published over 30 years ago. This book belongs on the shelf of students, researchers, and libraries with any interest in freshwater fish biology. It, like the first edition, is destined to be the standard in this field for years to come."-Pamela Mofjeld, Head Librarian, University of Washington Fisheries-Oceanography Library

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