Developed to be a practical guide to intensive aquaculture for the practicing aquaculturist, this book is the reference text for the popular Cornell University and Freshwater Institute’s Short Course on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). Contents include basic principles behind biofilter systems, gas conditioning equipment, solids capture, waste treatment and management, culture vessel design, pumps and fluid mechanics, control and monitoring systems, building standards, ventilation and heating requirements, biosecurity and engineering economics. Book lists a website with programs to perform most necessary engineering calculations. Hardcover, 975 pages. Michael B. Timmons (Cornell University), James Ebeling (Freshwater Institute, the Conservation Fund) and Fredrick W. Wheaton (University of Maryland).