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Fishes of Wisconsin
George C. Becker

"Clearly the best available regional or state fish book."
Library Journal

This magnificent, encyclopedic reference to 157 fish species—which are found not only in Wisconsin but also in much of the Great Lakes region and Mississippi River watershed—has been a model for all other such works. In addition to comprehensive species accounts, Becker discusses water resources and fisheries management from both historical and practical policy perspectives.

"The ultimate reference guide for researchers, fish managers, students, and, of course, fishermen."—Wisconsin Trails

"One of the best three or four books of its kind ever written."—Rudolph J. Miller, American Zoologist

George C. Becker was emeritus professor of biology and the former curator of fishes at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.

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George C. Becker's book is illustrated with a painting of a large Wisconsin fish lurking in weeds.

June 2001
1064 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
177 color photos,
b/w illus. & maps throughout
ISBN-10: 0-299-08790-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-08790-6
Cloth is out of print

This book is now available free online as open access.
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