Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish

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University of Nevada Press
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6.06 X 9.06 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Zeb Hogan, PhD, is a research biologist at the University of Nevada, Reno and the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species Scientific Councilor for Fish. Hogan hosts National Geographic's television series Monster Fish and his research focuses on migratory fish ecology, fisheries management, and endangered species issues.

Stefan Lovgren is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker with more than 25 years of worldwide reporting experience. He has been a regular contributor to National Geographic's numerous media platforms since 2003 and writes about a wide variety of environmental issues with a focus on fish and freshwater subjects.
"An impressive and seminal study, Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish is exceptionally informative, extraordinarily well organized and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in presentation, making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended pick for personal, professional, community, college, and university library Marine Biology collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists." --Midwest Book Review

"...amid accounts of wrangling piranhas in Brazil and sawfish in Australia, Hogan and his co-author, journalist Stefan Lovgren, describe the environmental pressures endangering these targets. The final reveal is a satisfying conclusion...."
--Scientific American

"Recommended for those interested in ecology and environmental issues, anglers and those who love fish, and those who are interested in what science research can look like around the world."
--Bryanna Plog, Travels. Books. Explorations.

"The scientific material is accurate, admirable, and VERY thorough. The writing is EXCELLENT, and the authors succeed WITHOUT DOUBT in their goal of 'connecting science and adventure to reach millions of people.'"
--Gene S. Helfman, emeritus professor of the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, author of Fish Conservation: A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Global Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources

"I have read a lot of fisheries, ecosystem management and conservation manuscripts and papers in the last 40 years, none of which captured my attention as did this work by Zeb Hogan and Stefan Lovgren. The pure fisheries issues alone make this a stellar book, but with the additions of the local cultural anecdotes and the personal insights provided, it becomes a truly significant contribution to world fisheries and ecosystem degradation understanding."
--John W. Sigler, conservation ecologist and senior author, Fishes of Idaho: A Natural History Survey