Firstly, I would truly like to thank you for dropping by, it's good
to see you here on your travels, and I especially hope you
are keeping well! Now I don't know about you, but as I get closer to my
more golden and twilight years as Folk call them, I have seen a great
deal of change in my life time. And none more so than these days, with
regards to our fast changing world and society through technology,
especially the Social
Now I guess as a humble student of technology and author, your visit to me is probably to do with books, and so perhaps it's a good time to explain why I actually write books. I may shock you when I say this, but I write books not for the sake of selling them, but to share with you my life's journey of discovery and adventure, regarding experience and knowledge. For ever since I was a small boy, I have always looked towards the heaven's in awe, especially on tranquil evenings and night skies, asking those big questions of who are we, and why!
So every book I have ever written, has been for a real reason and purpose, with regards to sharing my findings and experiences, in the hope that the information found in each of my books, on specific specialist subjects, hobbies, interests, and pastimes, help to serve Folk on their life's journey.
My book listings here are a little different to say the least, for they are not written in a way where they are aimed at selling you the book. But more importantly, explaining why the books have been written in the first place, and how they can help Folk! Sincere Best Wishes, Alastair R Agutter (more about the author).
The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition Celebrates 25
years since the very first discus book was written back in 1989. One of
Amazon's Best Sellers and Biggest Selling tropical fish books for
Discus Aquariums, Breeding, Community Species, suitable plants and
healthy disease free diets.
This is a book I have always wanted to write for the Tropical Fish
Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist, as it goes into great detail on
keeping healthy, thriving, happy, disease free tropical fish, based on
my experience, as I celebrate 50 years as an Ichthyologist from 1967 to
The Discus Book is a timeless piece of history, first published in
1989 recording my work and breaking a taboo that had lasted 150 years
since the Great Exhibition, to successfully breed Wild Discus
(symphysodon) in captivity, the King of the Aquarium, a Best Seller for
over 28 years.
All experienced Aquarists and Commercial Breeders will tell you that
99% of all Tropical Fish deaths are related to stress and poor diet. My
book Super Foods for Tropical Fish and Discus is therefore very long
overdue for all Aquarists around the world.
Gardening for Beginners Book I wanted to write based on my gardening
background over five decades, taught to me by my Grandfather William
Agutter, and also for a greater need for Folk to have a more healthier
lifestyle, growing organic vegetables, and avoiding the use of
pesticides that kill wild life.
When ever I write a reference book, I am always mindful of costs,
especially when books are printed in full colour. But I am also very
keen to ensure the information reaches every reader, for a more
successful journey in tropical fish keeping as a pastime. So I hope
Folk enjoy this retro edition!
The Discus Book Second Edition, I believe to be the most
comprehensive book to date ever written on The King of the Aquarium,
Discus (symphysodon). The downside is, if Folk are looking for a silver
bullet, or some form of miracle methods of keeping these complex
species, they will be disappointed.
As a member of the public, business owner, developer, or programmer,
you may well ask what the hell has Natural Branching and Quantum
Mechanics got to do with the Web and a Virtual World. The reality is,
even in a virtual world such elements are busy at work, so take a
journey into the future, here and now!
I wrote this paper some years back now, and I know many would think
I am stark raving mad. But I am pleased to see that the Science
community in the last year, or so, is now coming around to my theory,
and the recent programme by Professor Brian Cox, provides greater
evidence and logic.
The Tropical Fish Keeping Journals build into a series of
informative tropical fish books covering the entire subject of our
pastime. Each edition has special features and also introduces
aquarists and hobbyists to more diverse marine fish species with
profiles, including plant species and products.