Fishing Stories

Science  07 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5463, pp. 61-62
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5463.61b

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A Fish Caught in Time The Search for the Coelacanth. Samantha Weinberg. Fourth Estate, London, 1999. 239 pp. £13.99. ISBN 1-85702-906-2. Harper and Collins, New York, 2000. 240 pp. $24, $C36.50. ISBN 0-06-019495-2.

Weinberg, a British travel writer, offers a history of the discoveries and subsequent studies of the extant coelacanths, "living fossil" crossopterygian fishes. Her breezy account highlights the personalities of the researchers and the conflicts among them.