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              The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World

              The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Hardback)

              By Svensson, Patrik

              • RRP: $61.74
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              Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world's most elusive fish-the eel-and a reflection on the human condition --

              ISBN 9780062968814
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher Ecco Press
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              Between Humanities and the Digital
               

              Between Humanities and the Digital (Hardback)

              Edited by Svensson, Patrik; Goldberg, David Theo

              • RRP: $30.50
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              Like most academic discourses, the Digital Humanities are a conversation in flux. Some would argue that the Digital Humanities are already a well-established field, pointing to the 20-year history of Humanities Computing. Others (me) see a new breed of academic with skills in bot...h technology and the traditional humanities (the Platform Studies and Software Studies series), while others might indeed see this as a last gasp for the Modern Language Association's relevance. The point is that this is a conversation and, as such, various voices need to be heard. In David Goldberg and Patrik Svensson's Between Humanities and the Digital Age, more than 40 authors contribute to this discussion from a global, cross-disciplinary perspective. Describing the breadth and depth of how the humanities engage with the digital and information technology (including discipline-specific studies and perspectives, research infrastructure, innovative tools, creative expression and activist engagement), Between Humanities and the Digital 'demonstrates the diversity of research and theory building that lies between the existence of digital technologies and humanistic perspectives on knowledge generation' --Provided by publisher.
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              ISBN 9780262028684
              Released NZ 15 May 2015
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series The MIT Press
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              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
               

              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex

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              Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the 'eel question': Where do eels come from? What are they? Are they fish or some other kind... of creature altogether? Even today, in an age of advanced science, no one has ever seen eels mating or giving birth, and we still don't understand what drives them, after living for decades in freshwater, to swim great distances back to the ocean at the end of their lives. They remain a mystery. Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerising portrait of an unusual, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. In The Book of Eels, we meet renowned historical thinkers, from Aristotle to Sigmund Freud to Rachel Carson, for whom the eel was a singular obsession. And we meet the scientists who spearheaded the search for the eel's point of origin, including Danish marine biologist Johannes Schmidt, who led research efforts in the early twentieth century, catching thousands upon thousands of eels, in the hopes of proving their birthing grounds in the Sargasso Sea. As Patrik Svensson concludes: 'by writing about eels, I have in some ways found my way home again.'
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              ISBN 9781529048636
              Published NZ 14 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish
                

              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish (Hardback)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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                20 Aug 20

              The 'Book of the Fair' of the 2019 London Book Fair, with rights sold in over 40 languages, a memoir of fishing for eels, a close yet distant father-son relationship and a riveting journey into the story of the world's most mysterious fish.

              ISBN 9781529030686
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World

              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex

              • RRP: $44.99
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              Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the 'eel question': Where do eels come from? What are they? Are they fish or some other kind... of creature altogether? Even today, in an age of advanced science, no one has ever seen eels mating or giving birth, and we still don't understand what drives them, after living for decades in freshwater, to swim great distances back to the ocean at the end of their lives. They remain a mystery. Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerising portrait of an unusual, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. In The Book of Eels, we meet renowned historical thinkers, from Aristotle to Sigmund Freud to Rachel Carson, for whom the eel was a singular obsession. And we meet the scientists who spearheaded the search for the eel's point of origin, including Danish marine biologist Johannes Schmidt, who led research efforts in the early twentieth century, catching thousands upon thousands of eels, in the hopes of proving their birthing grounds in the Sargasso Sea. As Patrik Svensson concludes: 'by writing about eels, I have in some ways found my way home again.'
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              ISBN 9781529048643
              Published NZ 14 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish
                

              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish (EPUB ebook)

              By Svensson, Patrik

              'I can't recall us ever talking about anything other than eels and how to best catch them, down there by the stream. Actually, I can't remember us speaking at all. Maybe because we never did.' The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is one of the strangest creatures nature ever crea...ted. Remarkably little is known about the eel, even today. What we do know is that it's born as a tiny willow-leaf shaped larva in the Sargasso Sea, travels on the ocean currents toward the coasts of Europe - a journey of about four thousand miles that takes at least two years. Upon arrival, it transforms itself into a glass eel and then into a yellow eel before it wanders up into fresh water. It lives a solitary life, hiding from light and science both, for ten, twenty, fifty years, before migrating back to the sea in the autumn, morphing into a silver eel and swimming all the way back to the Sargasso Sea, where it breeds and dies. And yet . . . There is still so much we don't know about eels. No human has ever seen eels reproduce; no one can give a complete account of the eel's metamorphoses or say why they are born and die in the Sargasso Sea; no human has even seen a mature eel in the Sargasso Sea. Ever. And now the eel is disappearing, and we don't know exactly why. What we do know is that eels and their mysterious lives captivate us. This is the basis for Patrik Svensson's quite unique natural science memoir; his ongoing fascination with this secretive fish, but also the equally perplexing and often murky relationship he shared with his father, whose only passion in life was fishing for this obscure creature. Through the exploration of eels in literature (Gunter Grass and Graham Swift feature, amongst others) in the history of science (we learn about Aristotle's and Sigmund Freud's complicated relationships with eels) as well as modern marine biology (Rachel Carson and others) we get to know this peculiar animal, and in this exploration, also learn about the human condition, life and d
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              ISBN 9781760981433
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              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Book of Eels Lib/E: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
                

              The Book of Eels Lib/E: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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              ISBN 9781094156286
              Released NZ 5 May 2020
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              Big Digital Humanities: Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital
               

              Big Digital Humanities: Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital (Hardback)

              By Svensson, Patrik

              • RRP: $343.50
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              This collection has its origins in a series of seminal articles Patrik Svensson published in the Digital Humanities Quarterly. Svensson's articles were informative and knowledgeable and tended to foreground reportage and explanation rather than utopianism or territorial contentio...usness. In revising his original work, he has responded to both subsequent feedback and new developments.
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              ISBN 9780472073061
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2016
              Publisher The University of Michigan Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Digital Humanities
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              The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
                

              The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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              The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
                

              The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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