a stylized illustration of an winding eel

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

by Patrik Svensson Author

Even with modern advances in science, the European eel largely remains a mystery! Where did they evolve from? How do they mate? Why do they swim thousands of miles to end their fresh-water lives in the ocean, a behavior unlike any other fish species? Patrik Svensson contends with these questions with the help of prominent marine biologists, philosophers, and other historical thinkers, in pursuit of knowing more about this elusive creature.