Book reviews

Book reviews Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 7, 493±496 (1997) Fish and Fisheries of Tropical Estuaries (Fish and Fisheries Series 22, Series Editor T.J. Pitcher) Stephen J.M. Blaber Chapman & Hall, London etc., 1997 ISBN 0-412-78500-5, £69.00 Hard cover, acid-free paper, pp. xiv ‡ 367, 28 tables, 74 ®gures Taxonomic, geographic and subject indexes, extensive reference list I have always been amazed by the courage of those who select estuaries as their area of research. Whatever the de®nition of estuaries ± and such de®nition is an art form itself ± working on water bodies lodged between the marine and the freshwater worlds is bound to be a risky affair: marine biologists and limnologists tend to be only marginally interested, forcing those courageous souls working on estuaries to write mainly for each other (they even have their own journals, one of them aptly called Estuaries). Moreover ± and this is more serious ± many of the largest estuarine systems are tropical: the Amazon, Congo, Ganges, Mekong and Zambezi drain huge areas of South America, Africa and Asia. The tropical location of many of the large estuaries, and of the coastal lagoons, estuarine lakes and `estuarinized' shelves which Blaber wisely decided also Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Book reviews

Loading next page...
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1997 by Chapman and Hall
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial