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World Without Fish [Hardcover]

Mark Kurlansky , Frank Stockton

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Book Description

April 1 2011
Mark Kurlansky, beloved author of the award-winning bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, offers a riveting new book for kids about what’s happening to fish, the oceans, and our environment, and what, armed with knowledge, kids can do about it.

Written by a master storyteller, World Without Fish connects all the dots—biology, economics, evolution, politics, climate, history, culture, food, and nutrition—in a way that kids can really understand. It describes how the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod, and swordfish, could disappear within 50 years, and the domino effect it would have—oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms; seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen and scientists. It covers the effects of industrialized fishing, and how bottom-dragging nets are turning the ocean floor into a desert.

The answer? Support sustainable fishing. World Without Fish tells kids exactly what they can do: Find out where those fish sticks come from. Tell your parents what’s good to buy, and what’s not. Ask the waiter if the fish on the menu is line-caught And follow simple rules: Use less plastic, and never eat endangered fish like bluefin tuna.

Interwoven with the book is a full-color graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to form a larger fictional story that complements the text. Hand in hand, they create a Silent Spring for a new generation.

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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: 24.1 x 18.5 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #382,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 www.markkurlansky.com.

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 26 2011
By D. Demoin - Published on Amazon.com
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Household Should Have This Book May 26 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for adults as much as youth! Aug. 7 2011
By Betsy - Published on Amazon.com
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
4.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life Sept. 13 2012
By L. Silbert - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't buy fish in the supermarket anymore...my 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!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars world without fish Feb. 14 2014
By robert morgan - Published on Amazon.com
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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! :-)

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