The Minnow Family

Chubs, Dace, Minnows, Shiners

Laurence Pringle

The Minnow Family by Laurence Pringle

hubs, Dace, Minnows, Shiners

by Laurence Pringle

I had bought this book early on in my microfishing journey, in an attempt to learn more about the fish I was after. Only when I received the book did I learn that it is a book for children (big type, nice pictures). Only when I reread the book after I was much older did I learn it is also a book for us old geezers (big type, nice pictures).

It's not a book about microfishing, although it does (briefly) mention catching minnows with a net and keeping them in a home aquarium. However, from a microfishing standpoint, there is one gem in the book (which I won't give away here) that is worth the price of the book. I had suspected it before, but it was nice to get scientific confirmation!

If you want to learn basic information about minnows, it's really not a bad book. If you have a younger child that might be interested in minnows and microfishing, it's really a pretty good book.

William Morrow & Company, New York 1976
Morrow Eagle Library Edition
Hardbound, 25564 pages
8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.

Good condition. Small cut in "Library Edition" plastic dust jacket back cover. Library stamps inside.

Contents

What Is a Minnow?

How minnows live.

Time to Mate

The Nest Builders

The Role of Minnows

Minnow Names

Further Reading

Index



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