Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
ISBN: 1501160346
EAN13: 9781501160349
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 6, 2021
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8" L x 5.25" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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A wondrous debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don't Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and--possibly--even murder.

At one point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fish.comes up for air, and realizes she's in love. That's how I felt: Her book took me to strange depths I never imagined, and I was smitten. --The New York Times Book Review

David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. But the more of the hidden blueprint of life he uncovered, the harder the universe seemed to try to thwart him. His specimen collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake--which sent more than a thousand of his discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life's work was shattered.

Many might have given up, given in to despair. But Jordan? He surveyed the wreckage at his feet, found the first fish he recognized, and confidently began to rebuild his collection. And this time, he introduced one clever innovation that he believed would at Read More chevron_right

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