Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

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Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
Title Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release DateApril 14, 2020
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
Total Pages 234 pages
ISBN B07THBZ4VD
Book Rating 4.6 out of 5 from 416 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

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 point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fish…comes up for air, and realizes she’s in love. That’s how I felt: Her book took me to strange depths I never imagined, and I was smitten.” —The New York Times Book Review David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. But the more of the hidden blueprint of life he uncovered, the harder the universe seemed to try to thwart him. His specimen collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake—which sent more than a thousand discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered. Many might have given up, given in to despair. But Jordan? He surveyed the wreckage at his feet, found the first fish that he recognized, and confidently began to rebuild his collection. And this time, he 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 history, morality, and the world beneath her feet. Part biography, part memoir, part scientific adventure, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a wondrous fable about how to persevere in a world where chaos will always prevail.

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Title The Art of Video Production
Author Leonard Shyles
Publisher SAGE Publications
Release Date 2007-02-09
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 564
ISBN 9781483316864
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Art of Video Production emphasizes the enduring principles and essential skills of the communication process and the new digital technologies that are necessary to create effective video content. Author Leonard C. Shyles uses a unique approach by explaining how things are done and why things are done rather than just that they are done—it is not about concepts versus skills, but about concepts and skills.

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