Contains practical instructions for constructing, stocking, and maintaining a tank, and for collecting plants and animals. Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) coined the term 'aquarium' in 1854 and set off the Victorian craze for keeping them in the home. His classic Handbook offers simple, practical advice for the beginner. This second edition, much improved by first-hand experience, captures Gosse at the height of his influence. A Fellow of the Royal Society, Gosse was one of Britain's great naturalists of the seaside, an expert on sea anemones, and a widely admired science writer. Over 150 years old, his Handbook is a fascinating window into the earliest days of aquarium keeping. Complete facsimile of 1856 edition.
Splash! The aquarium is a big place for a little monkey, and there is so much to see. George's curiosity soon helps him to make lots of penguin friends . . . and lots of trouble! Now in a bilingual Spanish/English edition.
The paperback edition includes educational fun facts about aquariums and sea life, provided by the director of the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. Bonus activities in the paperback edition include a maze and a word jumble. For more fun with George, check out www.curiousgeorge.com and get all the latest news and information about Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
Setting up a freshwater aquarium for the first time can be a daunting task. The Freshwater Aquariums Manual features a comprehensive guide to setting up and maintaining an aquarium full of healthy, thriving freshwater animals.
This easy guide will help you to choose your fish and invertebrates, selecting your equipment and creating the environment, when to add water animals to the water, chemicals, plants, adding different types of water animals, maintaining the aquarium and dealing with common problems.
The information is presented in a straightforward text that's easy to read and understand. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips.