[EPUB] ✻ Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life ✾ Lulu Miller – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life A Wondrous Debut From An Extraordinary New Voice In Nonfiction, Why Fish Don T Exist Is A Dark And Astonishing Tale Of Love, Chaos, Scientific Obsession, And Possibly Even Murder David Starr Jordan Was A Taxonomist, A Man Possessed With Bringing Order To The Natural World In Time, He Would Be Credited With Discovering Nearly A Fifth Of The Fish Known To Humans In His Day But The Of The Hidden Blueprint Of Life He Uncovered, The Harder The Universe Seemed To Try To Thwart Him His Specimen Collections Were Demolished By Lightning, By Fire, And Eventually By The San Francisco Earthquake Which Sent Than A Thousand Of His Discoveries, Housed In Fragile Glass Jars, Plummeting To The Floor In An Instant, His Life S Work Was Shattered Many Might Have Given Up, Given In To Despair But Jordan He Surveyed The Wreckage At His Feet, Found The First Fish He Recognized, And Confidently Began To Rebuild His Collection And This Time, He Introduced One Clever Innovation That He Believed Would At Last Protect His Work Against The Chaos Of The World When NPR Reporter Lulu Miller First Heard This Anecdote In Passing, She Took Jordan For A Fool A Cautionary Tale In Hubris, Or Denial But As Her Own Life Slowly Unraveled, She Began To Wonder About Him Perhaps Instead He Was A Model For How To Go On When All Seemed Lost What She Would Unearth About His Life Would Transform Her Understanding Of History, Morality, And The World Beneath Her Feet Part Biography, Part Memoir, Part Scientific Adventure, Why Fish Don T Exist Reads Like A Fable About How To Persevere In A World Where Chaos Will Always Prevail


10 thoughts on “Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

  1. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Her life unraveling, a failed suicide attempt, and NPR reporter Lulu Miller finds herself searching for a way out of the chaos of her life She becomes fascinated with David Starr Jordan, a taxidermist, who spent his life up to then, collecting and labeling fish He traveled the world to find as


  2. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobook read by the author, Lulu MillerThis was a book that I appreciatedthan really enjoyed My mind drifted off to much it took me forever to understand what the author was trying to say She was trying to figure out chaos from Jordon, he had plenty in his life , and how it affected her lifeit s still


  3. Gail C. Gail C. says:

    When I first opened this book, I was expectingof a biography on the life and studies of taxonomist and former Stanford University President David Starr Jordan His work in classifying fish was groundbreaking in his day, marred by the destruction of many of his exhibits in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.Once I be


  4. Lexi Lexi says:

    On the surface, Why Fish Don t Exist is a biography of David Starr Jordan, a taxonomist who discovered and named about 20% of the fish known to man Miller highlights his entire life from naming stars to naming fish Jordan was a revolutionary That s not to say he did not have his flaws he had MANY He was an early proponent o


  5. Hayley DeRoche Hayley DeRoche says:

    I cannot fully express how perfect this book was for reading during COVID 19 crisis It s perfect It s Chaos, it s order, it s loss, it s love.


  6. Stephen Stephen says:

    I wanted to like thisMiller is a gifted writer and her subject is fascinating, and she does a good job of untangling the various threads that make David Starr Jordan both compelling and fascinating Unfortunately, I couldn t get past the tone of hokey cuteness Miller s bio says she is a frequent contributor to Radiolab, which I find nearly insu


  7. Abby Abby says:

    When I give up the fish, I get, at long last, that thing I had been searching for a mantra, a trick, a prescription for hope I get the promise that there are good things in store Not because I deserve them Not because I worked for them But because they are as much a part of Chaos as destruction and loss Life, the flip side of death Growth, of rot Incand


  8. Pascal Pascal says:

    just read it bro


  9. Andreea Bota Andreea Bota says:

    More than a book about the sad tragedy of a fish collection A book about the meaning of life when you keep on losing in that said life, with the fascinating story of a scientist and the great questions and insights of a persistent and insightful reporter like Lulu Miller is.


  10. Nerdette Podcast Nerdette Podcast says:

    I can t say enough good things about this book It s the perfect invitation to find beauty and solace in uncertainty and chaos READ IT


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