Troubled Waters

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  • Title: Troubled Waters
  • Author: Daniel P. Mannix
  • ISBN: 9780525223580
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
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      Published :2018-06-21T19:09:04+00:00

    About the Author

    Daniel P. Mannix

    Daniel Pratt Mannix IV was best known as an American author and journalist His life was remarkably different from other writers of his generation His career included times as a side show performer, magician, trainer of eagles and film maker The Grest Zadma was a stage name Mannix used as a magician He also entertained as a sword swallower and fire eater in a traveling carnival sideshow Magazine articles about these experiences, co written with his wife, became very popular in 1944 and 1945.As an author Mannix covered a wide variety of subject matter His than 25 books ranged from fictional animal stories for children, the natural history of animals, and adventurous accounts about hunting big game to sensational adult non fiction topics such as a biography of the occultist Aleister Crowley, sympathetic accounts of carnival performers and sideshow freaks, and works describing, among other things, the Hellfire Club, the Atlantic slave trade, the history of torture, and the Roman games His output of essays and articles was extensive.

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    • Susan said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:09 PM

      I would have loved this book when I was about 10. It follows a goldfish that escaped from a backyard pond and is trying to survive in natural streams and ponds. It addresses pre-Clean Water Act pollution (unregulated surface water discharges), and basically gives a swimming tour of all the trophic levels in our streams and ponds and how they interact. I ended up working in the water quality field as a grown up, and was pretty amazed at the overall accuracy of the book (outside of anthropomorphiz [...]

    • Fishface said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 19:09 PM

      This reads like the voice-over to a PBS nature special, following a plucky Goldfish named Buck as he braves the dangers and interacts with the other wildlife in his domain, a freshwater pond somewhere in the USA. It's a great read, unless you hate waterbugs.

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