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World Without Fish Hardcover – Apr 1 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (April 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761156070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761156079
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.9 x 24 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #401,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Can you imagine a world without fish? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. But if we keep doing things the way we’ve been doing things, fish could become extinct within fifty years. So let’s change the way we do things!

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is a former commercial fisherman and New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and other books. He’s won numerous awards, including the James A. Beard Award, ALA Notable Book Award, and New York Public Library Best Books of the Year Award. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City and Gloucester, Massachusetts. His website is

Frank Stockton is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Awesome April 26 2011
By D. Demoin - Published on
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This book is great for a young scientist or avid reader who wants to read something, be entertained by the story, and learn some key concepts about science. Great for struggling readers too. This book would be great in a classroom to help students see the cause and effect relationship of humans on our world, as well as helping students see that their opinion and thoughts matter. Consumerism is also touched in this book along with graphic novel pages to summarize each chapter and help synthesize student's knowledge before moving to the next chapter.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Every Household Should Have This Book May 26 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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I absolutely love this book. Great information, aesthetically pleasing pages & layouts, easy to read and understand even for my 7 year old. Everyone should read this and everyone should share this with their children. This book is fantastic!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A book for adults as much as youth! Aug. 7 2011
By Betsy - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Clear, straightforward and candid history of fishing worldwide, and the current state of fish and the oceans. I was amazed at all I did not know! A great adult read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book changed my life Sept. 13 2012
By L. Silbert - Published on
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I can't buy fish in the supermarket eyes are open. I highly recommend this book to all adults. Kids will understand it much more quickly and easily than adults, actually, because they are not the set-in-stone consumers that we "grown-ups" have become. It is definitely a bitter pill to swallow, but if we don't each take personal responsibility for our role in the consumption cycle, and CHANGE OUR HABITS AND PURCHASES, then we will doom ourselves to the fate described in this book. Read it!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
world without fish Feb. 14 2014
By robert morgan - Published on
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I bought this book for my grandson, but quickly discovered I like it just as much as he does. An important issue written in a style that young children can easily understand. 5 stars! :-)