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#1 ShadetreeIchthyologist

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

Found this in an old lab at UT. Thought yall would enjoy it.

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"Amateurs can potentially make valuable contributions to our knowledge of fishes". - Etnier and Starnes

#2 Casper

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  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 26 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

I'm trying to recall the history...

The first edition, that sounds right, about $60.  I think i mail ordered mine.

Then a 2nd edition came out or you could order the addendum, which i did, it was about 10 or so printed white pages referenced to pages in the 1st edition. I remember our Ray Katula was mentioned in it several times as he provided a lot of data to Etnier.

A some point, maybe just before they put the 80 meg book online, copies were offered for about $10. direct from UTK.

! Wow.  It was only a month offer but dang i missed it by just a few days.  :(

My lone 1st edition is worn, dog eared, marked with field notes, the back broke but signed by both Wayne and David.

It was my first major book purchase on native fish.  I remember seeing the Tangerine Darter and getting all worked up.  I had tubed the Tellico River in my high school days and while wandering with another book wielding fishhead we realized we were close to the river and lo and behold that was THE FIRST FISH WE SAW!  That's another story. 

Soon i bought Scott Mettee's AL book.  At first i liked its simple layout better but some pictures were terrible and there was not the detailed information like Ets.

My first very book was Our Native Fishes by John Quinn. I was doing sign work for Chattanooga's Library and it jumped right off a shelf straight into my eye.  Great book for a newby.  I have tried many times to contact Quinn to no success.  He designed NANFA's first logo.

Then i bought Audubon's Field Guide which was near worthless... but i did identify a Redline Darter from it. :)

And i thought surely i had caught a Snail Darter until i finally figured out it was a Sculpin.

 

Fishes of Tennessee belongs on the bookshelf of every native fish enthusiast.


Edited by Casper, 26 January 2018 - 07:12 PM.

Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#3 ShadetreeIchthyologist

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:16 PM

Casper,

 

That's amazing. I can't believe that they sold them for 10$ a piece. I have copies of the addendum, maybe I should upload it here so others can find it. I was laughing pretty hard about the Audubon field guide. I've seen it a few times and it's definitely lacking. Every fish can be a snail darter, as long as nobody else knows that it's not.  :^o


"Amateurs can potentially make valuable contributions to our knowledge of fishes". - Etnier and Starnes




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