Cephalopods of the World, Vol.1

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  1. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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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
    Norwich
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    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).
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    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.
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    I once read that but I think all volumes were in one book. It was at my local library and when I looked it up it was worth 300 dollars!
     
  4. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Bizarrely, the whole revised book appears to be available to download page by page here:

    http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0150e/a0150e00.htm.

    I could get the introduction and Nautilidea to work, but the rest didn't want to load. Others may have more luck.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    bigGdelta Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    the ftp server is down
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    WOW, that's quite a find! Just downloaded...
     
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    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Surely if it's retailing at around £30 then downloading it is illegal? That said, I am currently downloading it as we speak...

    Graeme
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  11. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    If you buy it, you get this pretty cover page in color :razz:
     

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