A monumental reference that provides comprehensive details on the freshwater fishes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Melvin L. Warren, Jr., is a research biologist and team leader of the Aquatic and Terrestrial Fauna Team at the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service. Brooks M. Burr is a professor and curator of fishes in the Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University. Joseph R. Tomelleri's illustrations have appeared in more than 350 publications, including books, magazines, advertisements, newspapers, and identification guides.
Written at a highly academic level, this book will be best for readers who are in the biological discipline of ichthyology or studying to go into that field. Library Journal This definitive monograph is essential for all libraries supporting teaching and research in vertebrate zoology. -- Paul B. Cors American Reference Books Annual This handsome volume represents the beginning of an ambitious project. If volume 1 is any indication, it will be a thorough compendium of worthwhile knowledge about all species of domestic freshwater fishes in the US, Canada, and Mexico... When completed, the three-volume set will be the most authoritative work on freshwater fishes in North America. Choice This is an outstanding book in ichthyology... It is an essential reference source... Undoubtedly one of the best in its field. -- Sonu Chandiram Biz India Magazine If Ross is the textbook, this is the encyclopedia. But is this the "Jordan and Evermann" of comprehensive North American freshwater fish biology? With some caveats, the analogy is close and the answer is 'yes.' -- D.F. Markle Environmental Biology of Fishes An excellent review of the North American freshwater fish families Petromyzontidae to Catostomidae, and the publishers, editors, authors and illustrators should be commended... [will] appeal to a readership ranging from academics, scientists, anglers and anyone with an interest in freshwater fish in North America. -- Jonathan Harvey Freshwater Biology This is the first volume of a highly anticipated three-volume set that may be the most important fish books on North American fishes produced in the last decade... Any one of the chapters is worth the price of the book. Every ichthyologist interested in the North American freshwater fish fauna should have it on their shelf. Copeia At a time when we assume that we can search and find whatever information we need via internet search engines, it is comforting to pick up a book, carefully assembled to represent the current state of knowledge on this important group of fishes, and just read. I encourage everyone-Tolle Lege (take up and read). -- Donald J. Orth Freshwater Science