The Rise of Fishes: 500 Million Years of Evolution, 2nd Edition
John Long

Hardback | 2nd Ed. | Jan 2011 | UNSW Press | 9781742232522 | 288pp | 280x210mm | GEN | AUD$69.95, NZD$84.99

Fishes that walk, fishes that breathe air, fishes that look like – and are – monsters from the deep. These and many more strange creatures swim through The Rise of Fishes John A. Long's richly illustrated tour of the past 500 million years. Long has updated his classic work with illustrations of recent fossil discoveries and new interpretations based on genetic analyses. The Rise of Fishes combines scientific expertise with entertaining stories about Long's own excursions, which span the oceans and continents. The book includes photographs of fossils from around the world, as well as dramatic color illustrations depicting what the fish may have actually looked like.