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              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish

              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish (Paperback)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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              The 'Book of the Fair' of the 2019 London Book Fair, with rights sold in over 30 languages, a memoir of fishing for eels, a close yet distant father-son relationship and a riveting journey into the story of the world's most mysterious fish.

              ISBN 9781529030709
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Between Humanities and the Digital

              Between Humanities and the Digital (Hardback)

              Edited by Svensson, Patrik; Goldberg, David Theo; Contributions by Sterne, Jonathan; Liu, Alan; Iii, William Thomas

              Like most academic discourses, the Digital Humanities are a conversation in flux. Some would argue that the Digital Humanities are already a well-established field, pointing to the 20-year history of Humanities Computing. Others (me) see a new breed of academic with skills in bot...h technology and the traditional humanities (the Platform Studies and Software Studies series), while others might indeed see this as a last gasp for the Modern Language Association's relevance. The point is that this is a conversation and, as such, various voices need to be heard. In David Goldberg and Patrik Svensson's Between Humanities and the Digital Age, more than 40 authors contribute to this discussion from a global, cross-disciplinary perspective. Describing the breadth and depth of how the humanities engage with the digital and information technology (including discipline-specific studies and perspectives, research infrastructure, innovative tools, creative expression and activist engagement), Between Humanities and the Digital 'demonstrates the diversity of research and theory building that lies between the existence of digital technologies and humanistic perspectives on knowledge generation' --Provided by publisher.
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              ISBN 9780262028684
              Released NZ 15 May 2015
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series The MIT Press
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              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
               

              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex

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              Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the 'eel question': Where do eels come from? What are they? Are they fish or some other kind... of creature altogether? Even today, in an age of advanced science, no one has ever seen eels mating or giving birth, and we still don't understand what drives them, after living for decades in freshwater, to swim great distances back to the ocean at the end of their lives. They remain a mystery. Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerising portrait of an unusual, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. In The Book of Eels, we meet renowned historical thinkers, from Aristotle to Sigmund Freud to Rachel Carson, for whom the eel was a singular obsession. And we meet the scientists who spearheaded the search for the eel's point of origin, including Danish marine biologist Johannes Schmidt, who led research efforts in the early twentieth century, catching thousands upon thousands of eels, in the hopes of proving their birthing grounds in the Sargasso Sea. As Patrik Svensson concludes: 'by writing about eels, I have in some ways found my way home again.'
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              ISBN 9781529048636
              Published NZ 14 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish

              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish (Hardback)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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              The 'Book of the Fair' of the 2019 London Book Fair, with rights sold in over 40 languages, a memoir of fishing for eels, a close yet distant father-son relationship and a riveting journey into the story of the world's most mysterious fish.

              ISBN 9781529030686
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World

              The Gospel Of The Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex

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              Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the 'eel question': Where do eels come from? What are they? Are they fish or some other kind... of creature altogether? Even today, in an age of advanced science, no one has ever seen eels mating or giving birth, and we still don't understand what drives them, after living for decades in freshwater, to swim great distances back to the ocean at the end of their lives. They remain a mystery. Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerising portrait of an unusual, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. In The Book of Eels, we meet renowned historical thinkers, from Aristotle to Sigmund Freud to Rachel Carson, for whom the eel was a singular obsession. And we meet the scientists who spearheaded the search for the eel's point of origin, including Danish marine biologist Johannes Schmidt, who led research efforts in the early twentieth century, catching thousands upon thousands of eels, in the hopes of proving their birthing grounds in the Sargasso Sea. As Patrik Svensson concludes: 'by writing about eels, I have in some ways found my way home again.'
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              ISBN 9781529048643
              Published NZ 14 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish

              The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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              The 'Book of the Fair' of the 2019 London Book Fair, with rights sold in over 40 languages, a memoir of fishing for eels, a close yet distant father-son relationship and a riveting journey into the story of the world's most mysterious fish.

              ISBN 9781529030693
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Big Digital Humanities: Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital
               

              Big Digital Humanities: Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Svensson, Patrik

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              This collection has its origins in a series of seminal articles Patrik Svensson published in the Digital Humanities Quarterly. Svensson's articles were informative and knowledgeable and tended to foreground reportage and explanation rather than utopianism or territorial contentio...usness. In revising his original work, he has responded to both subsequent feedback and new developments.
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              ISBN 9780472053063
              Publisher The University of Michigan Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Digital Humanities
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              The Book of Eels Lib/E: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
                

              The Book of Eels Lib/E: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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              ISBN 9781094156286
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              The Book of Eels
               

              The Book of Eels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Svensson, Patrik

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              Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world's most elusive fish-the eel-and a reflection on the human condition --

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

              The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Svensson, Patrik; Read by Wyndham, Alex; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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