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The Vancouver Province:
It is clearly a labour of love by Lamb, a biologist at the federal fisheries research station in West Vancouver, and Edgell, a top underwater photographer at Robertson Creek salmon hatchery near Port Alberni.

Easily carried in pocket, glove-box, or tackle-box, the book has full-color photos of every species, plus informative sketches and details of the fish's habitat, characteristics and behaviour.

More, it has angling tips, tips for divers, boaters and beach-walkers on locating and identifying the various fish - even recepies for preparing all the tastier varities.

Ideal gift for any outdoorsman on the coast, and for armchair naturalists as well.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
This is a fine guide to the common and uncommon saltwater fish from northwest US to British Columbia and Alaska. It should satisfy many needs for many people, beginning with 174 color pictures of all species in their natural habitat. It then moves on to a description of individual species with a page dedicated to characterizing each of the families included. After a labelled sketch of each species pointing out field identification characters, other information includes the scientific name and its roots, alternate common names, maximum recorded size and distribution. Five special sections on each species page add catching tips for anglers and commercial fishermen; location hints for divers, beachcombers and boaters; and finally cooking tips, often whimsical. There is brief, detailed information on these species section relating to habitat, characteristics and behavior - all a fisherman or amateur naturalist needs to know.

This authoritative guide is pocket-sized pleasure, lavish in both its photos and illustrations; but best of all, written in understandable English!


Fisheries Review:
"Authoritative guide to the common and uncommon saltwater species of the Pacific Northwest. Well illustrated field guide, with color photos and pencil drawings; has diagnostics to identify each species and contains interesting anecdotes for the marine recreationist."
-Fisheries, A Bulletin of American Fisheries