The Founding Fish by John McPhee audiobook

The Founding Fish

By John McPhee
Read by John McPhee

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780374104443
14.20 Hours 1
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The Founding Fish is the shad, and John McPhee's veneration for it is both scientific and culinary. McPhee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. Noted for his accessible and perceptive studies of the physical world, he weaves together strands of personal, natural, and national history in this absorbing study that traces the shad's importance from the 17th century to his family's dinner table.

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The Founding Fish is the shad, and John McPhee's veneration for it is both scientific and culinary. McPhee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. Noted for his accessible and perceptive studies of the physical world, he weaves together strands of personal, natural, and national history in this absorbing study that traces the shad's importance from the 17th century to his family's dinner table.

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“It is a mini-encyclopedia, a highly informative and entertaining amalgam of natural and personal history, a work in a class by itself.” New York Times

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Author Bio: John McPhee

Author Bio: John McPhee

John McPhee is the award-winning author of thirty books. Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were nominated for National Book Award in the category of science. In 1977, he received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with the New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 14.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English