TITLE/AUTHOR: FISHING by Tony Whieldon
PUBLISHER: Hobby Handbooks, Random House, NY, NY, Copyright 1994, 1st American Edition, Febr 8, 1994, Number line: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ISBN: (10) 0-679-83442-7
ILLUSTRATOR: Illustrated with color and black-and-white photos and line drawings
DESCRIPTION: Hardcover, Glossy protective boards, 76 pages, Oversized, Approx. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches
CONDITION: FINE, Pages clean, tight and unmarked
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Suitable for Grades 4 To 8: A beautifully illustrated, large size informative book from the British series Hobby Handbooks. An introduction to the hobby of fresh and saltwater fishing, including the history of fishing, techniques of using baits and tackle, and safety tips.
The 23 chapters of 2 to 4 pages each explains the sport of fishing and how it differs in still waters, rivers, and ocean surf, and when done from boats. Also it covers equipment, how and where to fish, types of fishing, and baits. Most chapters include helpful "angler's hints" which give suggestions that will help young people experienced in fishing as well as beginners.
The colorful pages contain sharply focused, full-color photographs, drawings, and charts show the equipment and the process of fishing, while colorful diagrams demonstrate the basics, such as how to bait a hook, cast, attach weights to a line, and unhook a fish. Practical and necessary safety considerations are noted throughout.
You will find illustrations of and information about fresh and salt-water fish that appear on the endpapers. This book is organized efficiently and can be used as a whole or to clarify a particular topic or detail. Despite its British origins, this volume will be useful in North American collections.