Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

James Prosek


“This is a pleasant paintings with the urgency of an excellent detective story.” —Thomas McGuane

“I enjoyed it! a stunning experience tale of 1 of the main frequent and least-known yet ecologically very important fish.” —Bernd Heinrich, writer of Summer World

Famous for his deeply expert, compulsively readable books on trout, writer-painter James Prosek (whom the New York Times has known as “the Audubon of the fishing world”) takes on nature’s quirkiest and so much enigmatic fish: the eel. enthusiasts of Mark Kurlansky’s Cod and The massive Oyster or Trevor Corson’s The mystery lifetime of Lobsters will love Prosek’s probing exploration of the hidden deep-water dwellers. With typically appealing prose and indulgent illustrations, Prosek demystifies the eel’s detailed biology and peculiar mating workouts, and illuminates the animal’s diverse roles within the folklore, delicacies, and trade of various cultures.

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