The Book of Eels

Written By Patrik Svensson
The Book of Eels
  • Publsiher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 26 May 2020
  • ISBN : 0062968831
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Book of Eels written by Patrik Svensson which was release on 26 May 2020, this book published by HarperCollins. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 Magazine’s 10 Best Science Books of the Year One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year A New York Times Editor’s Choice 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, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. In The Book of Eels, we meet renowned historical thinkers, from Aristotle to Sigmund Freud to Rachel Carson, for whom the eel was a singular obsession. And we meet the scientists who spearheaded the search for the eel’s point of origin, including Danish marine biologist Johannes Schmidt, who led research efforts in the early twentieth century, catching thousands upon thousands of eels, in the hopes of proving their birthing grounds in the Sargasso Sea. Blending memoir and nature writing at its best, Svensson’s journey to understand the eel becomes an exploration of the human condition that delves into overarching issues about our roots and destiny, both as humans and as animals, and, ultimately, how to handle the biggest question of all: death. The result is a gripping and slippery narrative that will surprise and enchant.

The Book of Eels

The Book of Eels
  • Author : Patrik Svensson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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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 ...

The Book of Eels

The Book of Eels
  • Author : Tom Fort
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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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 ...

The Gospel of the Eels

The Gospel of the Eels
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : 'This is one of those special books . . . Even if it were only a book about eels, it would be wonderful.' - Sunday Times 'I never thought I would see myself in an eel, until I read Svensson’s beautiful book, in which he anthropomorphizes eels and shows how mysterious ...

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Eels
  • Author : James Prosek
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-09-21
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : “This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story.” —Thomas McGuane “I loved it! A beautiful adventure story of one of the most wide-spread and least-known but ecologically important fish.” —Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World Famous for his deeply informed, compulsively readable books on trout, ...

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  • Author : Frederich W. Tesch,Ray J. White
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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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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  • Author : Poliquin, Rachel
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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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 ...

The Book of Eels

The Book of Eels
  • Author : Tom Fort
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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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....

Electric Eels

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  • Author : Theresa Morlock
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : It’s electrifying! But it’s not lightning, it’s an electric eel! Filled with up-close and full-color photographs, readers of this book will get up close and personal with this freaky, long fish. Even readers who don’t love science class will find electric eels’ air-breathing and unusual breeding ...

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The Eel
  • Author : Friedrich-Wilhelm Tesch,I. W. Henderson
  • Publisher : Chapman & Hall
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Total pages : 434
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Download or read online The Eel written by Friedrich-Wilhelm Tesch,I. W. Henderson, published by Chapman & Hall which was released on 1977. Get The Eel Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : K. Aida,K. Tsukamoto,K. Yamauchi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 497
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : As a food resource in both Eastern and Western countries, the eel is an important fish. Over the years, remarkable progress has been achieved in understanding the mysterious life cycle of eels that has fascinated scientists since the age of Aristotle. The spawning area of the Japanese eel was discovered ...

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  • Author : Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall,Nick Fisher
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Total pages : 607
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Provides an understanding of British fish, from their natural habitats to what sauce they go best with to how to respect their seasonality, in keeping with the River Cottage ethos. This book explains the ins and outs of procuring a good fish, as well as how to buy and catch ...

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  • Author : Matt Bille
  • Publisher : Untold Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-12-02
  • Total pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : In the controversial field of cryptozoology, plagued by long-lost accounts and internet fantasies, the essential core of usable information is largely maintained in books. Science writer and cryptozoology researcher Matt Bille offers 400 reviews of significant books in cryptozoology, supporting sciences like biology, and cryptozoological fiction. Matt’s selections, based on 45 ...

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  • Author : Kris Bonnell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 12
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : What is an eel? Do they have fins? What do they eat? Find out in this book!...

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Jacob s Room is Full of Books
  • Author : Susan Hill
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Total pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are impossibly and gloriously wedded, as Hill shows in Jacob's Room Is Full of Books. Considering everything from Edith Wharton's novels through to Alan Bennett's diaries, Virginia Woolf ...

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The Old Man and the Sand Eel
  • Author : Will Millard
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-03-01
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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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 ...