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Author Prosek, James, 1975-

Title Eels : an exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the world's most amazing and mysterious fish / James Prosek.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  597.43 PROSEK    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  597.43 PROSER    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  551 PROSEK    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  597.43 PROSEK    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  597.43 PROSEK    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  597.43 PROSEK    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  597.43 PR    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Note Illustrated with original etchings by the author.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A transition in mind to eels -- A mysterious fish -- To the Sargasso -- Eels in Maoridom -- More tales of Taniwha -- The first taste of freshwater -- Into the ocean -- Where eels go to die -- Eel Weir Hollow -- The Lasialap of U -- Obstacles in their path -- Still in the hunt.
Summary "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."
Subject Eels.
Maori (New Zealand people)
Religion and sociology -- Micronesia (Federated States) -- Pohnpei Island.
Sargasso Sea.
ISBN 9780060566111: $25.99
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