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The animal on the cover of Learning the bash Shell, Third Edition, is a silver bass, one of the 400-500 species of sea bass. The silver bass, also known as the white perch, is found in freshwater bays and river mouths along the Atlantic coast of North America from Nova Scotia to South Carolina, and is most abundant in the Chesapeake region. Silver bass live in large schools and feed on small fishes and crustaceans. Although many bass never stray far from one place their whole lives, silver bass swim upstream to spawn, often becoming landlocked in the process. Like most bass, the s\ ilver bass is attracted to bright, shiny objects, and can be drawn quite close to swimmers and divers in this way.
Colleen Gorman was the production editor and copyeditor for Learning the bash Shell, Third Edition . MaryAnne Weeks Mayo, Lydia Onofrei, and Emily Quill provided quality control. Peter Ryan provided production assistance. Angela Howard wrote the index.
Edie Freedman designed the cover of this book. The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe’s ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by ...