By Brian Clegg
Publish 12 months note: First released August twenty ninth 2006
According to a contemporary survey, the most well-liked query approximately technological know-how from most of the people used to be: what got here sooner than the large Bang? we know on a few point what the large Bang is, yet we don't know the way it grew to become the accredited thought, or how we would recognize what got here prior to. In Before the large Bang, Brian Clegg (the significantly acclaimed writer of Upgrade Me and The God Effect) explores the heritage of this extraordinary proposal. From the earliest production myths, via Hershel's recognition that the Milky approach was once one of the galaxies, to on-going debates approximately Black Holes, this is often a massive examine the origins of the universe and the various theories that ended in the popularity of the large Bang. yet in vintage scientist type Clegg demanding situations the proposal of the "Big Bang" itself, and increases the deep philosophical query of why we'd are looking to reconsider the foundation of the universe. this is often renowned technology at its most sensible, exploratory, arguable, and totally engrossing.
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Distribution. In North America greater amberjack occur off Hawaii, off the coasts of Florida, and in nearby Caribbean waters. Amberjack in some waters are resident ﬁsh, but others are migratory coastal pelagic ﬁsh that swim with the current edges and eddies. Habitat. Greater amberjack are found mostly in offshore waters and at considerable depths, as well as around offshore reefs, wrecks, buoys, oil rigs, and the like. They can be caught anywhere in the water column, to depths of several hundred feet, but they are mostly associated with near-bottom structure in the 60- to 240-foot range.
The albacore is colored dark blue, shading to greenish-blue near the tail, and is silvery white on the belly. A metallic or iridescent cast covers the entire body. The dorsal ﬁnlets are yellowish, except for the white trailing edge of the tail, and the anal ﬁnlets are silvery or dusky. Size. The average weight for albacore is between 10 and 25 pounds. The all-tackle record is 88 pounds, 2 ounces, although commercially caught ﬁsh have weighed as much as 93 pounds. The albacore can grow to 5 feet in length.
34 Angelﬁsh, Queen Barracuda, Great Sphyraena barracuda An excellent gameﬁsh, the great barracuda leads a list of marine ﬁsh that cause ciguatera when eaten, although small fish are apparently not poisonous. Not every barracuda causes ciguatera, but there is no safe or reliable way of recognizing toxic ﬁsh. Identification. The great barracuda is long and slender, with a large, pointed head and large eyes. The dorsal ﬁns are widely separated, and the ﬁrst dorsal ﬁn has ﬁve spines, whereas the second has 10 soft rays.