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  • Bird, Butterfly, Eel

    By James Prosek

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780689868290
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: February 2009
    Colorful paintings follow three of earth's very different creatures through their seasonal migrations. (Ages: 6-10).
  • Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

    By James Prosek

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060566128
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: October 2011
    They spawn in the middle of the ocean but spend their adult lives in freshwater. They can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and even cross over land. They are revered as guardians and monster-seducers by New Zealand?s Maori, yet are often viewed with disgust in the West. They are a multibillion-dollar business in the Asian food market. They are often mistaken for snakes. They are eels?one of the world?s most amazing and least understood fish. (Yes, fish.) James Prosek offers a fascinating tour through the life history and cultural associations of the freshwater eel, exploring its biology, its myth and lore, its mystery and beauty. Eels is a mesmerizing biography of an intriguing and mysterious creature, as well as a telling look at humanity, the will to persist, and the ever-changing relationship between man and the natural world.
  • Exploration and Discovery: Treasures of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

    By David K. Skelly

    Our Price: $13.75
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933789057
    • Publisher: Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
    • Published: April 2016
    Founded in 1866 with a generous gift from international financier George Peabody, the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University has for 150 years acquired, studied, protected, and displayed its ever-expanding collections. Among the museum’s 13,000,000 items are iconic fossils, striking ethnographic pieces, historical flora, and extinct species—a remarkable record of the history of Earth, its life, and its cultures. More than mere curios, these objects represent key cornerstones in our understanding of the natural world. Taken together, the Peabody’s rich collections illuminate advancements in knowledge over the past 200 years and reveal important connections between social change and the evolution of science. This beautifully illustrated book highlights important objects from the museum’s ten scientific disciplines: Yale’s first microscope, purchased in 1734; the New World’s first recorded meteorite from 1807; the dinosaur that changed everything in 1969; and the skull of a new monkey species discovered in 2012. Such treasures represent generations of inspired seekers and thinkers at the Peabody, whose research and discoveries altered our understanding of Earth, its past, and our place in the natural world—a pursuit that continues to this day.
  • Fly-Fishing the 41st: From Connecticut to Mongolia and Home Again, a Fisherman's Odyssey

    By James Prosek

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060555924
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: February 2004
    A travelogue and fishing memoir by the author of The Complete Angler follows his round-the-world tour along the globe's forty-first parallel, a journey that took him from his Connecticut hometown to such places as the minefields of the Balkans and the small mountain streams of Japan's Shiritoko Peninsula. Reprint.
  • James Prosek

    By James Prosek

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847839384
    • Publisher: Random House Inc
    • Published: October 2012
    This deluxe edition includes a limited edition print suitable for framing and signed by the artist, James Prosek. The book for the deluxe limited editon will be bound in a special case embossed with the outline of one of Prosek's iconic fish. Book and print will be nestled together in a beautiful cloth clamshell case featuring a tipped-on image on top and a silk pull ribbon withinIn the tradition of his acclaimed Trout: An Illustrated History, renowned naturalist, artist, and fisherman James Prosek captures 35 of the most pursued fish—from striped bass to tarpon, swordfish to bonefish—as well as many creatures that share these marine ecosystems—from lobsters to shells to beach plants—through rich watercolors painted specifically for this handsome volume.Ocean Fishes is James Prosek’s personal tribute to marine beauty unlike any published before—based on travel, intense observation, work with scientists, and stories of those who know the fish most intimately, the fishermen (both recreational and commercial). It is also the author’s quiet conservation statement. In showing the beauty and monumentality of these fish, Prosek is urging us to preserve what we have before it is lost. These paintings give the reader a privileged view of a fish fresh from the ocean when its changing colors first glint in the sun—a view ordinarily glimpsed only by the fishermen on the boat.This book is not intended as a scientific catalogue of ocean fishes. Each painting reflects Prosek’s individual experience with a single fish—the artist traveled the Atlantic from Nova Scotia to the Cape Verde Islands to see each species firsthand as it came out of the water before it lost its living colors. The original paintings are all life-size portraits (from a 14-inch porgy to a 12-foot, 8-inch blue marlin) and will be exhibited at several venues from Monaco to Philadelphia. Details from these original works are reproduced at full-size in the book to give a sense of scale.This book is a must-have for saltwater anglers, professional fishermen, conservationists, art lovers, beachcombers, and anyone who is passionate about the beauty of the beach and coastline and the mysteries swimming off of its shores.
  • Trout of the World Revised and Updated Edition

    By James Prosek

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781617690235
    • Publisher: Abrams
    • Published: March 2013
    In the rereleased edition of Trout of the World, fans of James Prosek’s unique painting talent will revel in the addition of 30 new fish paintings and a newly penned preface. First released in 2003, Trout of the World features original watercolors of trout from around the world, ranging from the Oxus trout of eastern Afghanistan to the small golden brown trout of British chalk streams. Each unique painting is coupled with a historical profile of the fish, as well as personal reflections from the author. Prosek savors the beauty of various fishing spots, along with the fate of the species, contemplating man’s role in the extinction of animals. Both sensitive and informative, Trout of the World is a must for the library of the recreational fisherman as ichthyologist.
  • Trout: An Illustrated History

    By James Prosek

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679444534
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: April 1996
    More than seventy original watercolor paintings complement a close-up study of the trout of North America, describing the various species--common and rare, exotic and extinct--of the continent, with information on the habitats, evolution, and life cycles

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