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This is an auction for THE DRAGON BEHIND THE GLASS by Emily Voigt.

Subtitled "A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World’s Most Coveted Fish".

"The Asian arowana, also known as the dragon fish, ranks among the world’s most expensive aquarium fish, and in this engaging tale of obsession and perseverance, journalist Voigt chronicles her effort to study and understand its appeal. . . . Voigt’s passion in pursuing her subject is infectious, as is the humour she injects into her enthralling look at the intersection of science, commercialism, and conservationism."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

“Not since Candace Millard published The River of Doubt has the world of the Amazon, Borneo, Myanmar and other exotic locations been so colourfully portrayed as it is now in Emily Voigt’s The Dragon Behind the Glass…. Fascinating and must-read.”
- a *** starred *** review in Library Journal (US)

"A spirited debut . . .A fresh, lively look at an obsessive desire to own a piece of the wild."
- Kirkus Reviews (US)

"With the taut suspense of a spy novel, Voigt paints a vivid world of murder, black market deals and habitat destruction surrounding a fish that's considered, ironically, to be a good-luck charm."
- Discover (US)

"Voigt relates her adventures as she struggles to make sense of 'a modern paradox: the mass-produced endangered species' . . . . What follows is an immensely satisfying story, full of surprises and suspense. Things get weird fast.”
—The Wall Street Journal

"A curiously edifying book."
- The New York Times Book Review

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2016.

319 pages.

[The photos of arowana in this lot description are from websites on the internet.]

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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