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A Fish out of Water


(Smithsonian Books, 266 pp., 58 illus., 2003, ISBN: 1588341542, $24.95)


This is the story of the "Frankenfish," the "pit bull with fins," the "fish from hell" - an invasive species that went from obscurity to fame, becoming front-page news and the topic of one of David Letterman's Top Ten lists in the summer of 2002. Dolin tells the amazing story of the snakehead's meteoric rise to international celebrity, while delving into the larger issue of invasive species in America.

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