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Why fish don't exist : a story of loss, love, and the hidden order of life  Cover Image Book Book

Why fish don't exist : a story of loss, love, and the hidden order of life / Lulu Miller ; illustrations by Kate Samworth.

Miller, Lulu, 1983- (author.). Samworth, Kate, (illustrator.).


Nineteenth-century scientist David Starr Jordan built one of the most important fish specimen collections ever seen, until the 1906 San Francisco earthquake shattered his life's work.

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  • ISBN: 9781501160271
  • ISBN: 1501160273
  • Physical Description: 225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-225).
Formatted Contents Note:
A boy with his head in the stars -- A prophet on an island -- A godless interlude -- Chasing tail -- Genesis in a jar -- Smash -- The indestructible -- On delusion -- The bitterest thing in the world -- A veritable chamber of horrors -- The ladder -- Dandelions -- Deus ex machina.
Subject: Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
Naturalists > United States > Biography.
Ichthyologists > United States > Biography.
Educators > United States > Biography.
Stanford University > Presidents > Biography.
Biology > Classification.
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
Stanford University.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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