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The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Engelska) Hårt omslag – 26 Maj 2020

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  • Hårt omslag : 320 sidor
  • ISBN-10 : 0062968815
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062968814
  • Utgivare : HarperCollins USA (26 Maj 2020)
  • Språk: : Engelska
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"Svensson . . . melds the personal and scientific in this captivating look at the European eel. . . . Nature-loving readers will be enthralled by [his] fascinating zoological odyssey."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Enthralling.--Colorado Springs Gazette

"A beguiling chronicle."--Nautilus

"Svensson has, quite stunningly, discovered in the natural and human history of the European eel a metaphor for his father's life and a way to explore questions of knowledge, belief and faith."--Washington Post

"Captivating . . . shot through with electric current. The book's deadpan title perhaps undercuts its depth and complexity. Yes, this is a book about eels, those uncanny creatures, but in Svensson's capable hands it is also a book about obsession and mystery, about faith and science, and about the limits of knowledge . . . Like Annie Dillard and Rachel Carson, Svensson knows the best nature writing is done with emotion and drive."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"An account of the mysterious life of eels that also serves as a meditation on consciousness, faith, time, light and darkness, and life and death. . . . an intriguing natural history . . . that sheds as much light on humans as on eels."--Kirkus Reviews

"An unusual and beguiling guide to an unusual and beguiling animal. . . . Svensson's book, like its subject, is a strange beast: a creature of metamorphosis, a shape-shifter that moves among realms. It is a book of natural history, and a memoir about a son and his father. It is also an exploration of literature and religion and custom, and what it means to live in a world full of questions we can't always answer."--The New Yorker

"Blending a wonderfully evocative and succinct timeline of scientific discoveries about eels with a memoir of his changing relationship with his father, Svensson has produced an extremely readable book on a fish that all have heard of but few (on our side of the pond) have actually seen."--Booklist

"Captivating . . . The Book of Eels is, in the end, not really about eels but about life itself."--Wall Street Journal

"Fascinating."--What's Jordana Reading, Summer Reads

Om författaren

Patrik Svensson is an arts and culture journalist at Sydsvenskan newspaper. He lives with his family in Malmö, Sweden. The Gospel of Eels is his first book.


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