Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life Audio CD – CD, April 14, 2020
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About the Author
Lulu Miller is the cofounder of the NPR program Invisibilia, a series from NPR about the unseen forces that control human behavior. Before creating Invisibilia, she produced Radiolab for five years and was a reporter on the NPR Science Desk. She has an MFA from the University of Virginia on a Poe-Faulkner Fellowship. Her work has won honors from the Peabody Awards, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Associated Press.
- Item Weight : 4.9 ounces
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1797106074
- ISBN-13 : 978-1797106076
- Product Dimensions : 5.8 x 0.6 x 5.6 inches
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (April 14, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,092,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The only substantial discussion of ichthyology in this is text is in fact directly parroted from an different work Naming Nature, by Carol Kaesuk Yoon. I have read that work, this one contains hardly any original material on the subject and frankly rather abuses the fairly complex taxonomic point that 'fish' as referenced in common parlance do not form a monophyletic group using cladistic methods and in doing so completely fails to answer the question possessed by its title (something Yoon's text, for what it's worth, at least tries to do). Instead, it chooses to deploy this particular factoid as a rather complex metaphor.
There is much to recommend about this book, as a memoir of a young woman in the United States interlaced with a biography, and the illustrations by Kate Samworth used for the chapter headings are quite lovely (and quite non-creditted on main page, come on Amazon), but if you're looking for a book that's even remotely about fish, look elsewhere.
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Funny at times, frustrating facts of humans history, a-ha moments, smiles, tears, googling, corner flipping, can't put it down, still thinking about it...kind of book