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Author Name:    SCOTT, W.B. and CROSSMAN, E.J. CROSSMAN CROSSMAN, E.J.

Title:   Fishes Occurring in the Fresh Waters of Insular Newfoundland

Publisher:    Department of Fisheries, Ottawa, 1964, 

Seller ID:   13764

SCOTT, W.B. and E.J. CROSSMAN. Fishes Occurring in the Fresh Waters of Insular Newfoundland. Ottawa : Department of Fisheries, 1964. Pp (4),iii-iv,1-124, folding table, colour frontispiece, errata slip tipped in, Maps. Illustrated. 8vo, white & green cardcovers. Endpaper maps. O'Dea 3766. William Beverley 'Bev' Scott (b. July 7, 1917, Toronto - d. August 18, 2014, Lindsay,Ontario). Edwin J. 'Ed' Crossman (b. September 21, 1929, Niagara Falls, On tario - d. December 21, 2003, Scarborough, Ontario). "Another of his favorite memories is of a trip to Newfoundland with Ed Crossman to sample the freshwater fishes of that island. They did not expect to find a great diversity, but the inland fishes had never been surveyed, so they had no idea what was there or not there. The marine fishes were fairly well known, but not the freshwater ones. Much of the land in Newfoundland is owned by timber companies, so Bev and Ed had to get permission to use the companies’ roads to get to the various streams and lakes. One day while they were driving through the forest, they rounded a curve and came face-to-face with an enormous bull moose standing right in the middle of the road. Ed, who was driving atthe time, reached for the horn button to scare the moose off the road. Bev , however, feared that the sudden noise might have the opposite effect. With visions of being stranded in the wilderness with a radiator full of mooseantler, Bev grabbed Ed’s hand and stopped him. ‘‘Do you think it would cha rge,’’ Ed asked? ‘‘I don’t want to guess,’’ Bev replied, ‘‘I don’t even want to try. Let’s just back up slowly.’’ They backed away, and after a short time, the moose walked off into the brush. Bev was very impressed with Newfoundland, both with the extraordinary scenery and especially with the friendliness and interest of the people. He strongly recommends it as a place tovisit." - David G. Smith in Copeia, 2006(2). Covers lightly spotted, name stamps, else very good. 20.00


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