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Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish
 
 
Author
James Prosek.
Publisher Harper  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780060566111
Pages/Publication Date 287/2010
Daedalus Item Code 22309
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Eels are one of the world's most amazing and least-understood fish. (Yes, fish.) They are the only fish that spawn in the middle of the ocean but spend their adults 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, and have inspired origin myths throughout the Pacific Islands. Often viewed with disgust in the West, they are a multibillion-dollar business in the Asian food market. And they are often mistaken for snakes. Here, the author of Trout: An Illustrated History offers a fascinating tour through the life history and cultural associations of the freshwater eel, exploring its biology in streams and epic migrations in the ocean, its myth and lore, its mystery and beauty. James Prosek travels the globe to tell the story of the eel—from New York to New Zealand, from Europe to the small island of Pohnpei in Micronesia, where the eels are worshipped by members of the eel clan. Along the way he introduces individuals whose lives are most connected with the eels' story—fishermen, conservationists, and scientists seeking to uncover their elusive home in the Sargasso Sea and their spawning places in other oceans of the world.

"It is a great relief on this deceptively familiar earth to be reminded that the natural world goes on replete with mysteries. Few are so intertwined with our terrestrial and marine preconceptions as the great family of eels. James Prosek explores their astonishing lives in service to our proper awe of nature. This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story."—Thomas McGuane

 
 
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