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Re: How do I obtain a full citation?

Date: Thu Sep 16 16:41:48 2004
Posted By: Sanjida Rangwala, Graduate Student, Washington University
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 1095271400.Gb

Hi Dan,

Your question was actually quite challenging. Since the post you refer to dates 
from 1996, the person who answered and moderated the question ID #847855291.Zo 
and their helper, E Lund, would both be difficult to track down and find. I 
should take this opportunity to apologize on behalf of Mad Scientist Network 
for this oversight in posting an answer without full references. 

I wasn't able to find a journal article on fish that could be referenced as 
Gordon 1977. However, I did find a non-fiction book written by a Bernard Gordon 
copyright 1977 with the title "The secret lives of fishes". The library catalog 
entry is:

Author Gordon, Bernard L 
Title The secret lives of fishes / Bernard Ludwig Gordon 
Published New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c1977 
Description xiii, 305 p. : ill. ; 23 cm 
Note Includes index 
Note Bibliography: p. 290-295 
Subjects Fishes 
Fishes -- Behavior 
ISBN 0448116960 : 
0448124556 (pbk.) 

I just found this book (collecting dust) in my university biology library. So 
there is a good chance that you should be able to find it in your local or 
university library system. But I must warn you, although this book has a wealth 
of information on various types of "fishies", I couldn't immediately find where 
the information referenced in 847855291.Zo came from. 

The other reference in 847855291.Zo, Moyle and Cech 1982, most probably also 
refers to a book. The details are:

Author Moyle, Peter B  
Title Fishes : an introduction to ichthyology / Peter B. Moyle, Joseph J. Cech, 
Published Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1996 
Edition 3rd ed 
Description xvi, 590 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm 
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 529-577) and index 
Subjects Fishes  
Other author  Cech, Joseph J  
ISBN 0133729966 

As you can see, the latest edition of this book was printed 1996. 

I hope this helps.

Sanjida Rangwala
Moderator, MadSci network

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