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Carey, Richard Adams.
The Philosopher Fish. Sturgeon, Caviar, and the Geography of Desire.

New York Counterpoint: 2005.

"Since the days of the Persian Empire, caviar has trumpeted status, wealth, prestige, and sex appeal. In this remarkable journey to caviar's source, the author immerses himself in the world of the sturgeon, the fish that lays the golden eggs. Ancient, shrouded in mystery, inexplicable in several of its behaviors, the sturgeon has a fascinating biologic past- and an uncertain future...

Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 333 pages, dj. Published for $26.00.

Inventory #: 95072
Price: $ 10.00      

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