Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish
Publish date: September 21st 2010
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Natural History
I love books like this. Take some obscure or mundane topic or subject and dissect it to the nth degree. I doubt if anyone reading this really has a fondness for those slippery, slimy creatures, and yet it turns out they are singularly fascinating. “The freshwater eel, of the genus Anguilla, evolve...
Caí de nuevo, al igual que con Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squiden la lectura de un texto acerca de animales que no me gustan pero me parecen fascinantes. Ambos libros se sienten como un documental que puedes ver en la TV. Esté me dio la impresión de jugar más c...
An enjoyable, easy to read book about eels. While there is enough scientific and technical information to be engaging, the heart of the story is cultural, with an emphasis on New Zealand, Pohnpei, and Japan. I would think of this genre as "personal nature writing," with Prosek as a character as well...
Yeah I know, there are two reactions to the notion of eels. First there is fear when one thinks of large, oceanic moray eels popping up out of some hidden coral niche to snatch a chunk out of your leg as you swim by. Second is “eeewww.” This is for the slippery guys who inhabit rivers, streams and e...