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

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"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. Prosek travels the globe to tell the story of the eel -- from New York to New Zealand; from Europe to Japan and the small island of Pohnpei in Micronesia, where freshwater eels are worshipped by members of the eel clan."
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060566111
Characteristics: xiii, 287 p. : ill., maps ; 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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