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The Resource What a fish knows : the inner lives of our underwater cousins, Jonathan Balcombe

What a fish knows : the inner lives of our underwater cousins, Jonathan Balcombe

Label
What a fish knows : the inner lives of our underwater cousins
Title
What a fish knows
Title remainder
the inner lives of our underwater cousins
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Balcombe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What's the truth behind the old adage that goldfish have a three-second memory? Do fishes think? Can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? Myth-busting biologist and animal behaviour expert Jonathan Balcombe takes us under the sea, through streams and estuaries to the other side of the aquarium glass to answer these questions and more. He upends our assumptions, revealing that fish are far from the unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines so many of us assume them to be. They are, in fact, sentient, aware, social and even Machiavellian - in other words, rather like us. What a Fish Knows draws on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Teeming with insights and exciting discoveries, it offers a thoughtful appraisal of our relationships with fish and inspires us to take a more enlightened view of the planet's increasingly imperilled marine life. What a Fish Knows will forever change how we see our aquatic cousins - the pet goldfish included." --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balcombe, Jonathan P
Dewey number
597.15
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fishes
  • Fishes
  • Animal communication
  • Animal intelligence
Target audience
adult
Label
What a fish knows : the inner lives of our underwater cousins, Jonathan Balcombe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059685262
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786071224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)976033874
Label
What a fish knows : the inner lives of our underwater cousins, Jonathan Balcombe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059685262
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786071224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)976033874

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