Writing a book that encompasses the evolutionary history of fishes, one which appeals to both academics and the general populace alike, is a daunting task. However, John A. Long manages to strike a great balance in this book, which spans 500 million years of fish evolution and diversity. Since the first edition of this book was published 15 years ago, there have been a number of major fossil fish discoveries that have advanced our understanding of fish diversity, the evolution of anatomical structures, and evolutionary relationships. This second edition does a tremendous job of integrating in these new findings and highlighting their importance in a manner that is easily appreciated by everyone.

In terms of content, the material is presented in an extremely well written and engaging manner that opens with a great introduction regarding Earth history, fossils, fish anatomy,...

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