| ||"This remarkable resource on the early history of Australian ichthyology is of much broader significance than the title might suggest.
This handsome volume, with its many photographs of scientists and fishes and 16 colored plates, isa tribute to Saunders and CSIRO Press. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals."
J.C Briggs, CHOICE Magazine, January 2013
"Saunders has done a marvellous job, neatly threading together rich chunks of archival material, correspondence, diaries, papers and illustrations (monochromes of people and fishes, and 15 colour plates of fishes) with his wry narrative. It’s a scholarly contribution to the history of Australian science viewed through a fish-eye lens."
Brendan Atkins, Explore 34 (4), pp. 26, Summer 2012
"Brian Saunders has produced a wonderful, detailed and beautifully illustrated book on the history of Australian ichthyology, providing in-depth biographies of the ichthyologists who made the most significant contributions during this time.
There are lots of reasons to purchase this book, and it will appeal to a wide range readership, not just those interested in the study of fishes. I commend Brian Saunders for his excellent informative and entertaining book – it certainly deserves a place on many bookshelves."
Dianne J. Bray, AMSA Bulletin 188, Issue 2, pp. 27, 2012
"Saunders melded history and biology, to the benefit of both, with the result that Discovery of Australia’s Fishes could serve as a model for others who write books on the history of natural history. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and enthusiastically recommend it."
William D. Anderson Jr., Environmental Biology of Fish, November 2012
"Discovery of Australia’s Fishes is an important and useful contribution to the history of Australian science. Consistently readable, flawlessly edited, designed with flair and robustly bound, it provides a valuable historical compendium of Australian fish species and their taxonomists."
Peter Hobbins, HRAS, pp. 229-231