Book Review: The Eel, 5th edition. By Friedrich-Wilhelm Tesch, translated from the German by R.J. White and edited by John E. Thorpe. Blackwell Science, Ltd., Oxford, United Kingdom, 2003. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-632-06389-0.

Book Review: The Eel, 5th edition. By Friedrich-Wilhelm Tesch, translated from the German by R.J.... Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (2005) 15:175–176  Springer 2006 DOI 10.1007/s11160-005-2173-3 Book review The Eel, 5th edition. By Friedrich-Wilhelm Tesch, point a complete rewrite may be called for. I would translated from the German by R.J. White and have liked a concluding section in each chapter to edited by John E. Thorpe. Blackwell Science, Ltd., highlight important advances since the last edition Oxford, United Kingdom, 2003. 408 pp. ISBN: and identify critical issues or questions for further 0-632-06389-0. research. I must admit that it made me feel a bit old to It is stated on the back cover that over 500 see ‘‘Fifth Edition’’ on the cover of this book, additional publications were cited since the pre- which I first consulted in its first edition in the vious English translation of this book. Indeed, 1970s. That feeling was not quite ameliorated by the bibliography extends for 57 pages. Neverthe- discovering that some of those editions represented less, when I checked the literature citations in a translations into English of previous German recent species account for the American eel editions. After all, in the time since this book first (Anguilla rostrata) against the references in this appeared, many http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Book Review: The Eel, 5th edition. By Friedrich-Wilhelm Tesch, translated from the German by R.J. White and edited by John E. Thorpe. Blackwell Science, Ltd., Oxford, United Kingdom, 2003. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-632-06389-0.

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Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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0960-3166
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Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (2005) 15:175–176  Springer 2006 DOI 10.1007/s11160-005-2173-3 Book review The Eel, 5th edition. By Friedrich-Wilhelm Tesch, point a complete rewrite may be called for. I would translated from the German by R.J. White and have liked a concluding section in each chapter to edited by John E. Thorpe. Blackwell Science, Ltd., highlight important advances since the last edition Oxford, United Kingdom, 2003. 408 pp. ISBN: and identify critical issues or questions for further 0-632-06389-0. research. I must admit that it made me feel a bit old to It is stated on the back cover that over 500 see ‘‘Fifth Edition’’ on the cover of this book, additional publications were cited since the pre- which I first consulted in its first edition in the vious English translation of this book. Indeed, 1970s. That feeling was not quite ameliorated by the bibliography extends for 57 pages. Neverthe- discovering that some of those editions represented less, when I checked the literature citations in a translations into English of previous German recent species account for the American eel editions. After all, in the time since this book first (Anguilla rostrata) against the references in this appeared, many

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