Dr. Axelrod's Mini Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes
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Used Good, cover has light scuffing/scratches, mild creasing of spine
Dimensions: 150 x 221 x 65mm
Publication Date: 1987
Dr. Axelrod's Mini Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes by Herbert R. Axelrod, Warren E. Burgess, C.W. Emmens
The entire staff of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine, aided by Prof. Dr. C. W. Emmens, pooled their talents to make this the most complete book on aquarium fishes ever published.
The selection, care and breeding section, which also features aquarium plants, was written by Prof. Dr. Emmens with the most up-to-date techniques in the hobby. The scientific names of the fishes are up-to-date with the most recent, scientifically accepted designations. The photographs, more than 1,800 in all, have been carefully selected to feature the common fishes those that 99% of the world's hobbyists would encounter.
This is called the "mini" Atlas in reference to the much larger Dr. Axelrod's Atlas which, in its last edition, had more than 4.000 colour photographs of fishes, but which lacked the selection, care, breeding and aquarium plants material.
Another FIRST for this book is the pictorial captions which tell at a glance all the pertinent information the average person needs to know about the fish, how it breeds, its temperament, feeding habits, etc. In that way the authors have been able to present a huge amount of information in the smallest possible space.
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