An Exploration, From New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish

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"A resonant look at that most mysterious of fish, the eel--including their biology and epic migrations, unusual place in today's world, their myth and lore, and ultimately their mystery and beauty"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060566128
Characteristics: xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Jun 24, 2015

I was talked into reading this by a friend and I have to admit the topic didn't really inspire me to include this on my "must read" list. But, in spite of myself I found it to be quite an interesting story looking at the journey of the eels and the different cultures that revere the eel and use them accordingly. A long chapter on the Maori's attitude towards the eel was an eye opener for me. The book follows them from NZ , from the US, and Pacific Island. Dare I say it is worth considering ?

May 13, 2013

This book opened my eyes to the world of one of the coolest fish on the planet, THE EEL! It inspired me to perform a presentation on the eel, but my feeble-minded colleagues in high school passed off the eel. I now know that humans are one of the most ignorant species on earth, and I, only being a teenager hope to change the society I grew up in. I hope this book provides as much inspiration to all of you reading as it did to me.


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