Becker, George C. / Fishes of Wisconsin
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Acknowledgments Throughout the preparation of Fishes of Wisconsin many individuals gave gen- erously of time and funds. I am deeply indebted to my hundreds of ichthyology students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who from 1960 to 1978 collected fishes from all sectors of Wisconsin on their own time and at their own expense. Many of them learned the joys of collecting and continued supplying the project with specimens long after their course obligations had been satisfied. Fishes of Wisconsin was initiated in earnest in 1958 as a family collecting proj- ect. Until 1967, my sons, Kenneth, Dale, and David, assisted me in securing and preserving thousands of specimens in many hundreds of collections. During the writing period from 1976 to 1979, their help persisted in the field and ex- tended into the laboratory and the darkroom. My wife, Sylvia, helped in the preparation of the manuscript while continuing to provide for her family's countless physical and spiritual needs. Through many of the early years, the devotion of my family to the fish project remained steadfast despite our hard- ships with the sampling gear, our struggles with the insect pests, and our end- less struggle with my tyranny This book, therefore, is a tribute to their selfless- ness and persistence. I am grateful to the following persons who read, criticized, and offered sug- gestions for the portions of the manuscript sent to them: Merryll Bailey, Reeve Bailey, Paul Baumann, Dale Becker, Edward Brown, Jr., Clifford Brynildson, Lyle Christenson, Tom Claflin, Dan Coble, Fred Copes, Russ Daly Billy Davis, Don Fago, Vernon Hacker, Arthur Hasler, John Held, Robert Hunt, Marlin Johnson, Lee Kernen, George King, Gary Lutterbie, John Magnuson, Patrick Manion, Harry Moore, James Moore, Susan Nehls, Joseph Nelson, Herbert Neuen- schwander, Arthur Oehmcke, Gordon Priegel, Harold Purvis, Edward Schne- berger, Paul Schultz, Howard Snow, Bruce Swanson, Stephen Taft, William Threinen, William Weiher, and LaRue Wells. For their careful attention to edi- torial matters, I give special thanks to Elizabeth Steinberg, Robin Whitaker, and Debra Bernardi. xi
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