Cephalopods of the World, Vol.1


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Nov 19, 2002
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Passing this on from an e-mail I recieved this morning

Cephalopods of the World, An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Vol.1. Chambered Nautiluses and Sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae)

Jereb and Roper, 2006. 30cm. Pp.294. Paperback. ISBN : 9251053839. £30.00.

This is the first volume of the entirely rewritten, revised and updated version of the original Catalogue of Cephalopods of the World (1984). The present volume is a multiauthored compilation that reviews six families: Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae, with 23 genera and the 201 species known to the date. It provides accounts for all families and genera, as well as illustrated keys to all taxa. Information under each species account includes: valid modern systematic name and original citation of the species (or subspecies); main synonyms; English, French and Spanish FAO names for the species; illustrations of dorsal and ventral aspect of the whole animal (as necessary) and other distinguishing illustrations; field characteristics; diagnostic features; geographic and vertical distribution, including GIS map; size; habitat; biology; interest to fishery; local names when available; a remarks section (as necessary) and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements, an extensive glossary, an introduction with an updated review of the existing biological knowledge on cephalopods (including fisheries information and catch data for recent years) and a dedicated bibliography.

Available from the distributor :

Steven Simpson Books
5 Hardingham Road
Norfolk NR9 4LX
United Kingdom

Tel.01-953-850-471, Fax.+441-953-850-471

Please visit our website www.stevensimpsonbooks.com

Main Sales Agent for FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations).
Do we have a sticky where we can put all recommended books? It might be nice to have one spot where people could go when they have a few extra $$$ and want to add to their libraries.
I was assuming that because it's published by a government organization, that it's only sold to cover printing costs and whatnot, much like the 9/11 report and such things (although the printers always seem to find a way to skim a bit...) I imagine if the FAO didn't want people downloading it, they wouldn't put it on their web site. The copyright in the PDF is pretty relaxed, mostly saying it can't be resold or used for commercial purposes, but everything else is OK.
If you buy it, you get this pretty cover page in color :razz:


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