I have not read this book. But, I accidentally came acrossed it while searching for something else and I noticed there was only one review. A review that rated it one star. Now, being the sensitive type, I felt bad for the author, so I decided to read the review to see if the reviewers comments were factual. Imagine my surprise when I found that he had not read the book either, but was simply bashing Amazon for the high price of the book. At $345 it is a little steep. However, had the reviewer taken time from his obvious pre-occupation with surfing,(read his other reviews. He's spent more than $345 on surfing books), then he would realize that the price is actually below the average for an out-of-print scientific work. (Try searching for "The World Market For Frozen Squid"). His statment that he can't think of anything worth $345 dollars is a testament to his lack of value, since he would have to have spent more than that on a surfboard. Confusing. Personally, I would sooner spend $345 on a book than a surfboard, for two reasons. First of all, a book will usually last longer than a surfboard (unless you read it while surfing) and two, having bought a surfboard, I would have to become a surfer. And I'd hate having people think I was an a**hole. Because, like I said, I'm the sensitive type. So, I'm giving this book five stars to counter his review.