A Fish Caught in Time

A Fish Caught in Time

Author: Samantha Weinberg

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1857029070

Category: Coelacanth

Page: 241

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Tells the story of the discovery, in 1938, of a coelacanth, a fish believed to have died out with the dinosaurs, and discusses the ensuing search for additional specimens for scientific study, and the political battles between countries who fought to claim the prize fish as their own.

Fish Caught in Time

Fish Caught in Time

Author: Samantha Weinberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 1841154466

Category: Coelacanth

Page: 239

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The coelacanth (see-lo-canth) is no ordinary fish. Five feet long, with luminescent eyes and limb like fins, this bizarre creature, presumed to be extinct, was discovered in 1938 by an amateur icthyologist who recognized it from fossils dating back 400 million years. The discovery was immediately dubbed the "greatest scientific find of the century," but the excitement that ensued was even more incredible. This is the entrancing story of that most rare and precious fish -- our own great-uncle forty million times removed.

Fish Caught in Time

Fish Caught in Time

Author: Samantha Weinberg

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613913167

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Thought to be long extinct, a five-foot long fish with luminescent eyes and limblike fins was discovered in 1938 by an ichthyologist who recognized it from fossils dating back 400 million years. This account reveals the international controversy sparked by the coelacanth's discovery, and how it all came together in 1998 in a gripping climax. Photos & illustrations.

The Annotated Old Four Legs

The Annotated Old Four Legs

Author: Mike Bruton

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781775845010

Category: Science

Page: 304

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When the famous South African fish scientist Professor JLB Smith published Old Fourlegs – The Story of the Coelacanth in 1956 he created an international sensation. After all, this 400-million-year-old fish, known only from fossil remains, was thought to have become extinct around 66 million years ago! JLB Smith’s dramatic account of the discovery of the first and second coelacanths in 1938 and 1952 turned him into a cult figure and put South African science on the world map. His book was eventually published in six English editions and translated into nine foreign languages. Mike Bruton’s The Annotated Old Fourlegs includes a facsimile reprint of the original book, to which he has added notes and images in the margins that provide an interesting and revealing commentary on Smith’s text, as well as new introductory and explanatory chapters that bring the coelacanth story up to date.

Ecological Census Techniques

Ecological Census Techniques

Author: Sutherland William J

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521478154

Category: Science

Page: 336

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A concise guide to the techniques for estimating population numbers in plants and animals.

The Environmental Case

The Environmental Case

Author: Judith A. Layzer

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781506396958

Category: Political Science

Page: 664

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Answers to environmental issues are not black and white. Debates around policy are often among those with fundamentally different values, and the way that problems and solutions are defined plays a central role in shaping how those values are translated into policy. The Environmental Case captures the real-world complexity of creating environmental policy, and this much-anticipated Fifth Edition contains fifteen carefully constructed cases. Through her analysis, Sara Rinfret continues the work of Judith Layzer and explores the background, players, contributing factors, and outcomes of each case, and gives readers insight into some of the most interesting and controversial issues in U.S. environmental policymaking.

Fishing Time Trip Pictures

Fishing Time Trip Pictures

Author: Gilded Penguin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1074052498

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Page: 106

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At the beginning of the book, you will see 3 knots that are used for fishing. There are many more but these are the basic knots. These are followed by 104 pages in a 2 page spread for attaching your pictures of the fish caught for up to 52 fishing trips. Prompts, such as date, location, weather, who tagged along, will help you keep track of which trip and location the fish were caught. There are 2 pages per trip but more pages can be used. This would make a wonderful gift for someone who loves to go fishing whether if be an adult or child. Check out the companion book Fishing Time Log Book: Record the details of 52 fishing trips at https: //www.amazon.com/dp/1073746941