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The Dragon Behind The Glass

Author : Emily Voigt
ISBN : 1501153811
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The Dragon Behind The Glass

Author : Emily Voigt
ISBN : 9781451678963
Genre : Nature
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A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or “dragon fish”—the world’s most expensive aquarium fish—reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike. A young man is murdered for his prized pet fish. An Asian tycoon buys a single specimen for $150,000. Meanwhile, a pet detective chases smugglers through the streets of New York. Delving into an outlandish realm of obsession, paranoia, and criminality, The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other: a powerful predator dating to the age of the dinosaurs. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana is bred on high-security farms in Southeast Asia and sold by the hundreds of thousands each year. In the United States, however, it’s protected by the Endangered Species Act and illegal to bring into the country—though it remains the object of a thriving black market. From the South Bronx to Singapore, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the fish, ultimately embarking on a years-long quest to find the arowana in the wild, venturing deep into some of the last remaining tropical wildernesses on earth. With a captivating blend of personal reporting, history, and science, The Dragon Behind the Glass traces our modern fascination with aquarium fish back to the era of exploration when intrepid naturalists stood on the cutting edge of modern science, discovering new and wondrous species in jungles all over the world. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals on the planet, Voigt unearths a paradoxical truth behind the dragon fish’s rise to fame—one that calls into question how we protect the world’s rarest species. An elegant exploration of the human conquest of nature, The Dragon Behind the Glass revels in the sheer wonder of life’s diversity and lays bare our deepest desire—to hold onto what is wild.

The Dragon Behind The Glass

Author : Emily Voigt
ISBN : 9781451678949
Genre : Nature
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A journalist's quest to find a wild Asian arowana--the world's most expensive aquarium fish--takes her on a global tour through the bizarre realm of ornamental fish hobbyists to some of the most remote jungles on the planet.

Hooked

Author : G. Bruce Knecht
ISBN : 9781594866944
Genre : Nature
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This modern pirate yarn has all the makings of a great true adventure tale and explores the ways our culinary tastes have all manner of unintended consequences for the world around us. Hooked tells the story of the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish (known to Americans as "Chilean Sea Bass") and is built around the pursuit of the illegal fishing vessel Viarsa by an Australian patrol boat, Southern Supporter, in one of the longest pursuits in maritime history. Author G. Bruce Knecht chronicles how an obscure fish merchant in California "discovered" and renamed the fish, kicking off a worldwide craze for a fish no one had ever heard of and everyone had to have. With demand exploding, pirates were only too happy to satisfy our taste for Chilean Sea Bass. From the world's most treacherous waters to its most fabulous kitchens, Hooked is at once a thrilling tale and a revelatory popular history that will appeal to a diverse group of readers. Think The Hungry Ocean meets Kitchen Confidential.

Salar The Salmon

Author : Henry Williamson
ISBN : UCAL:B3888656
Genre : Salmon
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Stolen World

Author : Jennie Smith
ISBN : 030738148X
Genre : Nature
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Shares the dramatic story of forefront reptile smugglers Hank Molt and Tommy Crutchfield, describing their illicit operations together and separately while revealing their clandestine relationships with foreign nations and celebrated institutions.

King Of Fish

Author : David R. Montgomery
ISBN : 0813341477
Genre : Science
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A natural history of the rise and fall of salmon in England, New England, and the Pacific Northwest cites the roles of the regions' changing landscapes and experimentation in the evolution and near-extinction of the species, making predictions about recovery efforts and the prospects of the natural world. 40,000 first printing.

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