Eloquence of the Sardine: Extraordinary Encounters Beneath the Sea

Eloquence of the Sardine: Extraordinary Encounters Beneath the Sea

By Bill François

"Originally published in France in 2019 by Fayard"--Title page verso.


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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: 08/17/2021
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 9781250272430
ISBN-10: 1250272432
Language: English

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Eloquence of the Sardine is meant to intrigue, to entertain, and to inspire any sort of interest in the ocean and its creatures. It counters the out of sight, out of mind indifference we usually treat them with by opening our eyes to their world.  READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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If we were able to listen under water, what would we hear? What would we learn? How would it change us? With erudition and charm, marine scientist and orator Bill François takes us on a deep dive into the secret lives of the world's aquatic creatures, from musical whales and immortal eels to the cod that discovered America and the herring that almost caused a military conflict --to name but a few. We hear the songs of seahorses and scallops, eavesdrop on the conversations of lobsters, and swim in the glow of the fluorescent jellyfish. A poetic blend of ancient myths, modern science, and storytelling through the ages, Eloquence of the Sardine is an invitation and guide to a dreamlike underwater world where the legends are often more believable than the incredible reality. This is nature writing at its best --informative, captivating, and accessible, with a personal angle, about an endlessly fascinating and still mysterious subject. A seafood platter or a day at the beach will never be the same.

About the Author

Physicist and naturalist Bill François has always been fascinated by aquatic life. After he graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris with a PhD in fish hydrodynamics, his passion for writing and public speaking propelled him into the world of words.

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