By Backus, Richard and Bourne, Donald W. (editors)
Pp. x, 593; 7 color plates of undersea scenes, 300+ text-figures (partly colored maps and charts, black-and-white photos, diagrams). Publisher’s light blue cloth, lettered in white on the spine and front cover, oblong lg folio (13.5 x 15.5 inches). This massive work covers the ecology, resource management, ichthyofauna, and cartography of Georges Bank. This was once one of the premiere fishing areas of the world yielding codfish, halibut, haddock, flounders, swordfish and scallops. Now this area may become home to oil-drilling. The volume is divided into four sections: I - Physical Science, II - Biology, III - The Fisheries and IV - Conflicting Uses. There are 57 chapters by noted authorities in the field. This volume is from the research library of ichthyologist Wayne N. Witzell with small printed name on the front attached endpaper. This is a large and heavy volume weighing in at 13 pounds – extra postage will be required both domestic mailing and for overseas mailing.
|Publisher Place||Cambridge, MA|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||The bottom lower part of the front cover is lightly sunned; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|