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

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Contributors
Samworth, Kate, illustrator.
Published
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Status
5 copies, 8 people are on the wait list.

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Central - Adult New Nonfiction578.092 MILLEChecked OutDecember 23, 2021
Central - Adult Nonfiction578.092 MILLEChecked OutDecember 28, 2021
Columbia Pike - Adult New Nonfiction578.092 MILLEChecked OutDecember 26, 2021
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Format
Book
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781501160271, 1501160273

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-225).
Description
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. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Miller, L., & Samworth, K. (2020). Why fish don't exist: a story of loss, love, and the hidden order of life (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Miller, Lulu, 1983- and Kate, Samworth. 2020. Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Miller, Lulu, 1983- and Kate, Samworth. Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Miller, Lulu, and Kate Samworth. Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2020.

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