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Author Prosek, James, 1975- author

Title Eels : an exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the world's most amazing and mysterious fish / James Prosek
Edition First edition
Published New York : Harper, [2010]
New York, NY : Harper, [2010]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  597.43 Pro/Eae  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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."
Notes Illustrated with original etchings by the author
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Anguillidae.
Maori (New Zealand people)
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Fishing.
Religion and sociology -- Micronesia (Federated States) -- Pohnpei Island.
Sargasso Sea.
LC no. 2010006803
ISBN 0060566116
9780060566111 (hardback)