A Fish Caught in Time
The Search for the CoelacanthBook - 2000 | 1st ed
In 1938 Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the young curator of a small South African museum, spotted an unusual fish which turned out to be a coelacanth, thought to be extinct along with the dinosaurs. The subsequent search for another example of this fish, "believed to be the first fish to crawl from the sea and evolve into reptiles, mammals, eventually mankind," led to international piracy, rumors and obsessions.--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 597.39 WEINBERG
Characteristics: xx, 220 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm