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 Book of Eels Their Lives Secrets and Myths

The Book of Eels  Their Lives  Secrets and Myths
  • Author : Tom Fort
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-07-23
  • Total pages : 368
  • 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....

The Gospel of the Eels

The Gospel of the Eels
  • Author : Patrik Svensson
  • 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 ‘What a joy! Patrick Svensson’s sinuous weaving of natural history, philosophy, psychology and autobiography is as compelling and rewarding as a silver eel’s return to ...

Eels

Eels
  • Author : John Sidley
  • Publisher : COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS
  • Release Date : 2008-07
  • Total pages : 91
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Download or read online Eels written by John Sidley, published by COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS which was released on 2008-07. Get Eels Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Eels

Eels
  • Author : Rachel Poliquin,Nicholas John Frith
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • 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 long ...

Consider the Eel

Consider the Eel
  • Author : Richard Schweid
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Journalist Richard Schweid first learned the strange facts of the freshwater eel's life from a fisherman in a small Spanish town just south of Valencia. "The eeler who explained the animal's life cycle to me did so as he served up an eel he had just taken from a trap, ...

Eels

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, ...

Eels

Eels
  • Author : Homer Seward
  • Publisher : Rourke Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Introduces eels, their physical appearance, types, where they live, their habits, predators and prey....

Eel Culture

Eel Culture
  • Author : Atsushi Usui
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Total pages : 186
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : The detailed specialized knowledge of eel culture as developed in Japan is explained in English by the author for the benefit of all involved in eel farming. This work does not apply to Japan only - there are sections covering conditions in Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. Moreover the ...

Millions of Eels

Millions of Eels
  • Author : Howard Small
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 27
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Simple text describes the life cycle of the freshwater eel....

Ellie Ollie Eel

Ellie   Ollie Eel
  • Author : Suzanne Tate
  • Publisher : Nags Head Art, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 28
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Describes the remarkable journey that eels make from their homes along the coast to the Sargasso Sea in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to mate and produce their young...

Eels a Natural and Unnatural History

Eels  a Natural and Unnatural History
  • Author : Christopher Moriarty
  • Publisher : Universe Publishing(NY)
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Download or read online Eels a Natural and Unnatural History written by Christopher Moriarty, published by Universe Publishing(NY) which was released on 1978. Get Eels a Natural and Unnatural History Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Eel

The Eel
  • 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 ...

Think of an Eel

Think of an Eel
  • Author : Karen Wallace
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-06
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0062968831
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Summary : Join one young eel as it makes a long journey in this fun and informative picture book and CD, part of the 'Nature Storybooks' series. The audio CD is read by Stephen Tompkinson. 'Think of an Eel' supports the National Curriculum Key Stage One and Two....