From Richard Ellis, America's foremost painter and chronicler of undersea life, comes Big Fish, a natural history of the largest fish on Earth. Blending art and science with historical, cultural, and personal stories, Ellis illustrates the giants of the sea, incorporating anecdotes, archival images, and photos related to legendary catches and discoveries. Along the way, we meet big-game fishermen like Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey, as well as naturalists and explorers. We also meet all manner of tuna, from bluefin and yellowfin to albacore and bigeye; billfish, from marlins to the mighty swordfish; and sharks, from the long-extinct Megamouth to the very much extant great white. Perfect for all those enchanted by the mysteries of the deep, Big Fish illuminates natural history with wit, charm, artistry, and humor.
Illustrations: 30 full-color and 60 black-and-white illustrations
About the author
Richard Ellis is an artist and writer. His Book of Sharks and Book of Whales are believed to be the most popular books on sharks and whales ever written, and he has contributed to or been featured in over eighty magazines and journals. Among his many accomplishments, he designed the beloved life-size blue whale that hangs in the Hall of Ocean Life in the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in New York City.