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Book Reviews Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 8, 215±222 (1998) Early Life History and Recruitment in Fish Populations (Fish and Fisheries 21. Series ed. T.J. Pitcher) R. Christopher Chambers and Edward A. Trippel (eds) Chapman & Hall, London etc., 1997 ISBN 0-412-64190-9, £75.00 Hard cover, acid-free paper, pp. xxxii‡ 596, 32 tables, 108 ®gures Author, location, species and subject indexes Early Life History and Recruitment in Fish Populations emerged from the 18th Annual Larval Fish Conference of the Early Life History Section of the American Fisheries Society, 26 ± 28 June 1994, in St Andrews, Canada, at which most of the papers contained in this volume were presented. Thirty-®ve world authorities in this research ®eld from USA (20), Canada (8) and Western Europe (7) co-authored the book. The editors have given it an outstanding coherence and made it surpass a mere collection of papers or conference proceedings. The essential message of this book is the role of ®sh early life history in the processes contributing to ¯uctuations of ®sheries. The book begins with an introduction in which Chambers and Trippel summarize the contents of individual chapters. In the prologue, Sinclair outlines the evolution of concepts explaining ¯uctuations in ®sheries derived Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Chapman and Hall
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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