Chasing Giants: In Search of the World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

Stars: 3.5/5

Location: Thailand, Cambodia, China, Arizona, Texas, the Amazon (Brazil and Guyana), Mongolia, France, and elsewhere

Sub-genre: Science, environment

Publication Date: 2023

Great insights into environmental issues facing freshwater ecosystems around the world and the amazing world of giant fish.

The book loosely follows Hogan’s quest to figure out what species is the largest freshwater fish in the world. I found the chronology a bit hard to follow in parts as the authors jump from place to place and topic to topic, but the book was full of fascinating stories that will appeal to readers no matter what their background in science or previous interest in fish.

While Zeb Hogan and Stefan Lövgren are co-authors, the book is written from Hogan’s perspective. While sometimes I found him a bit of a scattered storyteller, Hogan’s curiosity, empathy, experiences, and drive to protect the environment make him an able narrator.

Recommended for those interested in ecology and environmental issues, anglers and those who love fish, and those who are interested in what science research can look like around the world.

I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review.

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