Fish Caught in Time The Search for the Coelacanth

ISBN-10: 0060932856
ISBN-13: 9780060932855
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Description: The coelacanth (see-lo-canth) is no ordinary fish. Five feet long, with luminescent eyes and limb like fins, this bizarre creature, presumed to be extinct, was discovered in 1938 by an amateur icthyologist who recognized it from fossils dating back  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The coelacanth (see-lo-canth) is no ordinary fish. Five feet long, with luminescent eyes and limb like fins, this bizarre creature, presumed to be extinct, was discovered in 1938 by an amateur icthyologist who recognized it from fossils dating back 400 million years. The discovery was immediately dubbed the "greatest scientific find of the century," but the excitement that ensued was even more incredible. This is the entrancing story of that most rare and precious fish -- our own great-uncle forty million times removed.

Samantha Weinberg, 31, is a writer and journalist who was born and brought up in London, educated at Cambridge – but of South African extraction. She has written for most daily broadsheets and magazines. She was until recently features editor of Harpers and Queen. She is author of Last of The Pirates (Cape 1994).

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