The Dragon Behind the Glass

The Dragon Behind the Glass

A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish

eBook - 2016 | First Scribner hardcover edition.
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"A journalist's quest to find a wild Asian arowana--the world's most expensive aquarium fish--takes her on a global tour through the bizarre realm of ornamental fish hobbyists to some of the most remote jungles on the planet."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scribner,, 2016.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451678963
1451678967
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 319 pages) : maps.
Contents: Part I: "Dragons in their pleasant palaces". The pet detective ; The fish ; The arowana cartel ; Aquarama ; The dragon's den
Part II: The edge of the known world. The living fish ; The explorers ; Naming rights ; Part III: The super red. In the age of aquariums ; Ghost fish ; Part IV: Fish #32,107. Monsters of our making ; "The authorities will be watching you" ; Beard of the crocodile
Part V: Into the lair. The paradox of value ; Fish meets world ; Plan C ; Here be dragons.
Summary: "A journalist's quest to find a wild Asian arowana--the world's most expensive aquarium fish--takes her on a global tour through the bizarre realm of ornamental fish hobbyists to some of the most remote jungles on the planet."--Dust jacket.

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ArapahoeLesley Dec 22, 2016

A very well written account of 3.5 years, and 15 countries worth of fish obsession. Covering the insane Asian aquarium trade, conservation politics and a cast of kooky scientists this bright young author gets wrapped up in her subject and takes us right along with her.

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