SALMON TACTICS. By Percy E. Nobbs. With drawings by the author.

SALMON TACTICS. By Percy E. Nobbs. With drawings by the author.

A SALMON FISHER'S ODYSSEY: RIVERS AND REFLECTIONS. By John Ashley-Cooper.

A SALMON FISHER'S ODYSSEY: RIVERS AND REFLECTIONS. By John Ashley-Cooper.

THE SALMON. By J.W. Jones, D.Sc., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Zoology, University of Liverpool.

1959 1st edition. Small 8vo (145 x 205mm). Ppxvi,192. B/w photographs, ills, bibliography. Green buckram, spine titled in gilt. Derek Mills' copy, with stamp of the Salmon Research laboratory, Contin, Ross-shire. Photograph of Loch na Croic salmon trap laid in.*

* Apparently an original of a plate contributed by Derek Mills to another book, but not this one. This is a detailed and useful study of the biology and life history of the Atlantic salmon. "Among the most fascinating chapters are those on spawning, which Dr. Jones has been able not only to observe, but also to film, in a specially constructed tank - a study which it has taken him eight years to complete. On the subject of homing he is led to the remarkable conclusion that salmon are guided back to the river of their birth by the distinctive smell of its waters." Chapters include; the King of Fish; young salmon in the river; scales and scale-reading; the salmon in the sea; the homing instinct and the return to the river; the salmon in the river - the spawning of adults; the salmon in the river - the spawning of the male parr; the return to the sea; the salmon river. Appendices cover, specific characteristis and hybrids, a key to the genera of Salmonidae and the species of Oncorhynhus; some parasites and diseaases of salmon; two methods of estimating lengths from scales. New Naturalist No. 16.
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Author Jones (John William).
Book Code 2100
ISBN B0007KDW1C
Book Description Some foxing to end-papers, good-plus in remnant dust-wrapper. Derek Mills' signature and SLR stamp to front end-paper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1959
Publisher Collins.
Place New Naturalist Monograph.