“It is hard to fault the facts presented . . . some of the material will appeal even to the hardened fish biologist.”
—Journal of Fish Biology
“This introduction to the teeming world of fishes should find its way into those piles of books schoolchildren collect for their homework, and into the hands of all the anglers who want to know—and should know—more about the creatures that provide them with their sport.”
Did you know that sharks can “see” with electricity or that icefish have blood like antifreeze? This vibrantly illustrated guide contains these fascinating facts along with a wealth of information on other forms of aquatic life. An excellent introduction to ichthyology,the book provides data on the different classes, orders, and genera of fish and their breeding and feeding habits. Each fact is scientifically accurate and well researched, making this a perfect complement for any classroom or a trip to the aquarium. Designed in a cartoon format and filled with humor, Fish Facts is illustrated with magnificent images of the underwater world.
About the Author
Geoff Swinney is the research curator of Lower Vertebrates and Mollusca for the National Museums of Scotland. His expertise includes taxonomy (classification), the ecology of deep-sea midwater fishes, and the history of museum collections and their usage. He resides in Scotland.
About the Illustrator
Janeen Mason is the secretary of the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and serves on the board of directors of the Friends of the Blake Library. Her accolades include a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award and the U.S. Maritime Literature Award. Mason has appeared on the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW, and she is a popular guest on radio. She is the author and illustrator of Ocean Commotion: Sea Turtles, Ocean Commotion: Life on the Reef, and Gift of the Magpie and the illustrator of The Pirate, Pink; Pirate Pink and Treasures of the Reef; Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter; Kissimmee Pete and the Hurricane; and The World’s Greatest Explorer, all published by Pelican. Mason lives in Stuart, Florida.
By Geoff Swinney
Illustrated by Janeen Mason
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life
48 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
47 color illus. Index