Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (October 11, 2011)
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They spawn in the course of the sea yet spend their grownup lives in freshwater. they could conquer possible insurmountable stumbling blocks or even pass over land. they're respected as guardians and monster-seducers by means of New Zealand’s Maori, but are frequently seen with disgust within the West. they seem to be a multibillion-dollar company within the Asian grocery store. they can be flawed for snakes. they're eels—one of the world’s so much striking and least understood fish. (Yes, fish.) James Prosek deals a desirable journey in the course of the lifestyles historical past and cultural institutions of the freshwater eel, exploring its biology, its delusion and lore, its secret and sweetness. Eels is a enchanting biography of an fascinating and mysterious creature, in addition to a telling examine humanity, the desire to persist, and the ever-changing courting among guy and the flora and fauna.