The Book of Eels
ISBN: 0062968823
EAN13: 9780062968821
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 0.72" H x 8" L x 5.31" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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One of USA Today's 5 Books Not to Miss

One of Forbes' Best Summer Reads

One of the LA Times' 21 New and Classic Books to Keep You in Touch with the Natural World

Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world's most elusive fish--the eel--and a reflection on the human condition

Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the eel question Where do eels come from? What are they? Are they fish or some other kind of creature altogether? Even today, in an age of advanced science, no one has ever seen eels mating or giving birth, and we still don't understand what drives them, after living for decades in freshwater, to swim great distances back to the ocean at the end of their lives. They remain a mystery.

Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerizing portrait of an unusual, Read More chevron_right

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