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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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Chapman and Hall
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
ISSN
0960-3166
eISSN
1573-5184
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1018408432510
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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

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