Why Fish Don't Exist
  • Author : Lulu Miller
  • Release Date : 06 April 2021
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781501160349
Ratings: 4
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Book Description: "David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. But chaos seemed out to get him. His fish collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake-which sent more than a thousand of his discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life's work was shattered. But instead of giving it to despair, Jordan introduced one clever innovation that he believed would at last protect his work against the chaos of the world. When NPR reporter Lulu Miller first heard this anecdote in passing, she took Jordan for a fool-a cautionary tale in hubris, or denial. But as her own life slowly unraveled, she began to wonder about him. Perhaps instead he was a model for how to go on when all seemed lost. What she would unearth about his life would transform her understanding of nature, history, morality, and love."--Back cover.

Why Fish Don t Exist

Why Fish Don t Exist

Author : Lulu Miller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. But chaos seemed out to get him. His fish collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake-which sent more than a thousand of his discoveries, housed in fragile ...

Why Fish Don t Exist

Why Fish Don t Exist

Author : Lulu Miller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.​ “At one ...

Why Fish Don t Exist

Why Fish Don t Exist

Author : Lulu Miller
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A wondrous debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder. David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would ...

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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Science
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Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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