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The Annotated Old Fourlegs - The Updated Story of the Coelacanth (Paperback) Loot Price: R552
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The Annotated Old Fourlegs - The Updated Story of the Coelacanth (Paperback): Mike Bruton

The Annotated Old Fourlegs - The Updated Story of the Coelacanth (Paperback)

Mike Bruton

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The latest episode in the greatest fish discovery ever made "The appearance of the Coelacanth was like a gigantic tidal wave which washed me violently from my path, held me in its grip, carried me along, and set my feet on a quest that dominated some of the best years of my life."--JLB Smith, Old Fourlegs: The Story of the Coelacanth When scientist JLB Smith published Old Fourlegs: The Story of the Coelacanth in 1956, he created an international sensation. A dramatic account of the discovery of a creature thought to have been extinct for 65 million years, the book brought science into the living rooms of thousands. It was published in six English editions and translated into ten foreign languages. The Annotated Old Fourlegs brings this incredible story back to life for today's readers. Smith's famous account begins with the finding of a strange fish off the coast of South Africa by a local fisherman. As large as a person, the fish had fins like arms and vicious snapping jaws. Smith became certain that what had been caught was the legendary coelacanth, previously known only through fossils. The book follows Smith's obsessive drive to track down other specimens and to learn more about this extraordinary fish that has lived on Earth from the era of the dinosaurs to modern times. The Annotated Old Fourlegs features a facsimile reprint of the original book with extensive margin notes, providing insights on JLB Smith, updates on coelacanth research, and comments on the coelacanth's influence on contemporary culture. Mike Bruton, an ichthyologist who has dedicated his life to continuing the pioneering studies begun by Smith, provides a new introduction and concluding chapters that bring the coelacanth story up to date.

General

Imprint: University Press of Florida
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2018
Authors: Mike Bruton
Dimensions: 215 x 215 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-8130-6464-2
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
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LSN: 0-8130-6464-3
Barcode: 9780813064642

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