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Fish Swimming

Authors: Videler, J.J.

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Among the fishes, a remarkably wide range of biological adaptations to diverse habitats has evolved. As well as living in the conventional habitats of lakes, ponds, rivers, rock pools and the open sea, fish have solved the problems of life in deserts, in the deep sea, in the cold antarctic, and in warm waters of high alkalinity or of low oxygen. Along with these adaptations, we find the most impressive specializations of morphology, physiology and behaviour. For example we can marvel at the high-speed swimming of the marlins, sailfish and warm-blooded tunas, air-breathing in catfish and lung­ fish, parental care in the mouth-brooding cichlids and viviparity in many sharks and toothcarps. Moreover, fish are of considerable importance to the survival of the human species in the form of nutritious, delicious and diverse food. Rational exploitation and management of our global stocks of fishes must rely upon a detailed and precise insight of their biology. The Chapman & Hall Fish and Fisheries Series aims to present timely volumes reviewing important aspects of fish biology. Most volumes will be of interest to research workers in biology, zoology, ecology and physiology but an additional aim is for the books to be accessible to a wide spectrum of non-specialist readers ranging from undergraduates and postgraduates to those with an intrerest in industrial and commercial aspects of fish and fisheries.

Reviews

`...a book that we have long been waiting for.'
Archive of Fishery and Marine Research
`[This] is the 10th book in the Fish and Fisheries series and draws together new information on fish swimming, including details of morphology, physiology and evolution.'
Bookseller (August 1993)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Interactions between fish and water

    Videler, John J.

    Pages 1-22

  • The structure of the swimming apparatus: muscles

    Videler, John J.

    Pages 23-39

  • The structure of the swimming apparatus: body axis and fins

    Videler, John J.

    Pages 41-70

  • The structure of the swimming apparatus: shape, skin and special adaptations

    Videler, John J.

    Pages 71-92

  • Fish kinematics: history and methods

    Videler, John J.

    Pages 93-112

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-011-1580-3
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Hardcover $252.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $252.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-4687-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fish Swimming
Authors
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1580-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1580-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-40860-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4687-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 260
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