The Book of Eels

Written By Tom Fort
The Book of Eels
  • Publsiher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release : 18 September 2021
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
  • Pages : 348 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Book of Eels written by Tom Fort which was release on 18 September 2021, this book published by HarperCollins Publishers. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: What has been the dish of kings, the subject of myths and the traveller of epic and mysterious journeys? The eel. Beginning life in the Sargasso Sea, the eel travels across the ocean, lives for twenty or so years, and then is driven by some instinct back across the ocean to spawn and die. And the next generation starts the story again. No one knows why the eels return, or how the orphaned elvers learn their way back. One man discovered, after many adventures, the breeding ground of all eels - and he is the hero of this book. Eels were being caught and consumed 5000 years before the birth of Christ - Aristotle and Pliny wrote about them; Romans regarded them as a peerless delicacy; Egyptians accorded them semi-sacred status; English kings died of overeating them. There are many strange practices among eel fishers all over the world, and many great fortunes based upon the eel harvest. The Book of Eels, a combination of social comment, biography and natural history, is also a fascinating and witty account of Tom Fort's obsession with the eel, his journeying to discover the eel in all its habitats, and the people he meets in his pursuit.

The Book of Eels

The Book of Eels
  • Author : Tom Fort
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : What has been the dish of kings, the subject of myths and the traveller of epic and mysterious journeys? The eel. Beginning life in the Sargasso Sea, the eel travels across the ocean, lives for twenty or so years, and then is driven by some instinct back across the ocean ...

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  • Author : Patrik Svensson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : National Bestseller Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction A New York Times Notable Book One of TIME’s 100 Must Read Books of the Year One of The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Nonfiction Books of the Year One of Smithsonian ...

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : Shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary Prize 'This is one of those special books . . . Even if it were only a book about eels, it would be wonderful.' Sunday Times ‘What a joy! Patrick Svensson’s sinuous weaving of natural history, philosophy, psychology and ...

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  • Author : James Prosek
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : They spawn in the middle of the ocean but spend their adult lives in freshwater. They can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and even cross over land. They are revered as guardians and monster-seducers by New Zealand’s Maori, yet are often viewed with disgust in the West. They are a ...

The Book of Eels

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  • Author : Tom Fort
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : What has been the dish of kings, the subject of myths and the traveller of epic and mysterious journeys? The eel....

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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : This fourth installment in the hilarious and highly illustrated full-color Superpower Field Guide series features Olenka, an ordinary eel. Olenka may be slimy, wiggly, and the color of mud, but never, ever underestimate an eel. Meet Olenka, an ordinary eel. Did I hear you say, “But aren’t eels just ...

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : A strong demand for an English version of the third German Editionof this extremely important book paved the way for this excellentnew translation, which contains much new information from over 500publications, not covered by the previous English languageedition. The Eel is the standard work on the species with chaptersin the ...

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  • Publisher : Read and Wonder
  • Release Date : 2001-04
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : Text and illustrations discuss the characteristics and life cycle of the eel....

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  • Author : Isao Matsui
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1984-06-01
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : This text covers distribution and types in Japan, the life cycle of the eel, basic factors, seedfish, pond management and culture techniques and marketing....

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  • Author : Joe Kirk,Greer Casey,Sandi Harrold
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : This is the story of Duelgum, the mother eel. Duelgum makes a long journey from her waterhole to the sea to lay her eggs. After they hatch, her babies have to make the return journey....

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-03-01
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : 'A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water and the beings that inhabit it can enchant and intoxicate' Chris Yates Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank, whiling away the ...

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  • Author : Bo Poulsen
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : In Global Marine Science and Carlsberg Bo Poulsen examines the life and work of the renowned Danish marine scientist, Johannes Schmidt (1877-1933) who made landmark discoveries such as the breeding place of the Atlantic eel in the Sargasso Sea while working for Carlsberg....

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  • Author : Arjan P. Palstra,Josep V. Planas
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-30
  • Total pages : 430
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : In light of mounting fishing pressures, increased aquaculture production and a growing concern for fish well-being, improved knowledge on the swimming physiology of fish and its application to fisheries science and aquaculture is needed. This book presents recent investigations into some of the most extreme examples of swimming migrations in ...

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  • Author : Mrs. Beeton (Isabella Mary)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1861
  • Total pages : 1112
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : "Comprising information for the mistress, housekeeper, cook, kitchen-maid, butler, footman, coachman, valet, upper and under house-maids, lady's maid, maid-of-all-work, laundry-maid, nurse and nurse-maid, monthly wet and sick nurses, etc. etc." (From the title page.)....

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  • Author : John Bickerdyke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780007115938
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Summary : Download or read online The Book of the All round Angler written by John Bickerdyke, published by which was released on 1888. Get The Book of the All round Angler Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....