The most accessible recognition guides ISBN: 1564582930 Author(s): Dick Mills Printed in Singapore – 304 pages – copyright 2000 Authoritative text, clear photography, and a systematic approach make the Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Aquarium Fish the most comprehensive guid to all kinds of aquarium fish. Packed with over 700 full-color photographs of more than 500 types of fish, this handbook is designed to cut through the complicated identification process and enable you to recognize a species instantly. Photo-Encyclopedic Approach Each entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the chief characteristics and distinguishing features of each fish. Color maps indicate the natural range of the species, while color coded bands provide at-a-glance information on size, diet, and temperament. Identification Made Easy For beginners and enthusiasts alike, the Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Aquarium Fish explains what a fish is, how aquarium fish are grouped and classified, and how the many different underwater environments have affected body shape, markings, and coloration. There is practical advise on choosing fish and managing an aquarium, and a concise glossary explains all the technical and scientific terms used in the book. About the Author: Dick Mills has been practicing the art of fishkeeping for more than 30 years and is now a recognized authority on the subject. He writes regularly and recently served as editor for Aquarist and Pondkeeper magazine and is the author of 16 books. As a Vice President of the Federation of British Aquatic Societies, Dick Mills lectures regularly on fishkeeping. His principle interest lies in freshwater aquarium fish, particularly angelfish. An active fish photographer, he has recently installed a large pond in his yard.