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Poseidon's steed

the story of seahorses, from myth to reality

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Poseidon's steed

the story of seahorses, from myth to reality

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Publisher
Gotham Books
Language
English

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A fascinating journey with the sea creature that has captured human imagination for thousands of years Poseidon's Steed trails the seahorse through secluded waters across the globe in a kaleidoscopic history that mirrors man's centuries-old fascination with the animal, sweeping from the reefs of Indonesia, through the back streets of Hong Kong, and back in time to ancient Greece and Rome. Over time, seahorses have surfaced in some unlikely places. We see them immortalized in the decorative arts; in tribal folklore, literature, and ancient myth; and even on the pages of the earliest medical texts, prescribed to treat everything from skin complaints to baldness to flagging libido. Marine biologist Helen Scales eloquently shows that seahorses are indeed fish, though scientists have long puzzled over their exotic anatomy, and their very strange sex lives—male seahorses are the only males in the animal world that experience childbirth! Our first seahorse...

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Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality
Nov 02, 2010, Brand: Gotham Books, Avery
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Poseidon's Steed
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
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Poseidon's steed: the story of seahorses, from myth to reality
2009, Gotham Books
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New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
597/.6798
Library of Congress
QL638.S9 S23 2009, QL638.S9S23 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23213179M
Internet Archive
poseidonssteedst00hele
ISBN 13
9781592404742
LCCN
2009016289
OCLC/WorldCat
318411601
Library Thing
8329677
Goodreads
6492209

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