I recently read this book, Why Fish Don't Exist, by Lulu Miller and thought a few of you here might enjoy reading it. It is only partly about fish. It spends a lot of time discussing the life and career of David Starr Jordan, who was responsible for identifying hundreds or thousands of species of fish. He was also the first president of Stanford University. Beyond that, the book is also part memoir, part science, and lots of other things. It's a strange combination of topics for one single book, but it works pretty well, and, since it is partly about fish, I thought some people here might want to look at it. The author is also one of the people behind the quirky NPR radio show Invisibilia.
The title of the book refers to a scientific concept that fish, believe it or not, are not a valid scientific category. That is, different species of fish are less related to other fish than they are to other animals.
Here's an interview with the author: