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Desert Fishing Lessons: Adventures in Australia's Rivers
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In Desert Fishing Lessons, Adam Kerezsy takes us on a rollicking journey through our arid-zone waterways and we discover that we have much to learn from our healthy desert rivers and the ‘tough-as-nails critters’ that live in them.
For years Adam Kerezsy, an aquatic ecologist, lived next to Lake Cargelligo right in the middle of the Murray–Darling Basin where he saw first-hand the many problems that affect this mighty river system. Kerezsy presents a compelling case to preserve these rivers, and, using them as his guide, he outlines ways in which we can prevent further degradation of the Murray-Darling.
Desert Fishing Lessons also features photos of unique fish species and stunning outback landscapes.
Won – 2012 Whitley Award for Popular Zoology
Praise for Desert Fishing Lessons:
As a scientist who specialises in desert fish, Kerezsy is a really good writer…[H]e manages to engage you in what is often a turn-off topic…His book, which embraces the ecologial histroy of Australia, is full of fascinating if somewhat esoteric information but the tone is never dull.DIANNE DEMPSEY, THE SATURDAY AGE
[H]e is a jolly fine author: For in his first book, he [Kerezsy] has taken his expertise and applied it to a rollicking ride of a book that is so busy entertaining you barely notice that you are also being seriously educated about country and environment…[he] has a good turn of phrase, a natural pace to his writing, and the ability to bring his science to the reader in a nice, accessible, chatty manner.STEPHEN SCOURFIELD, THE WEST WEEKEND