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World Without Fish - Mark Kurlansky

Paperback Published: 1st February 2015
ISBN: 9780761185000
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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Announcing the paperback edition of World Without Fish, the uniquely illustrated narrative nonfiction account-for kids-of what is happening to the world's oceans and what they can do about it. Written by Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and many other books, World Without Fish has been praised as "urgent" (Publishers Weekly) and "a wonderfully fast-paced and engaging primer on the key questions surrounding fish and the sea" (Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish).?It has also been included in the New York State Expeditionary Learning English Language Arts Curriculum.

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, swordfish-even anchovies- could disappear within fifty years, and the domino effect it would have: the oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms, the seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen, who are the original environmentalists, and scientists, who not that long ago considered fish an endless resource. It explains why fish farming is not the answer-and why sustainable fishing is, and how to help return the oceans to their natural ecological balance.

Interwoven with the book is a twelve-page full-color graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to the next to form a larger fictional story that perfectly complements the text.

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky (born December 7, 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction. Kurlansky's newest book, Ready For a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America, was released July 2013 from Riverhead Books.

Industry Reviews

"In his histories of cod and oysters, Mark Kurlansky described how those species once thrived in the wild, and how they were depleted. [World Without Fish] casts an even wider net and, with the help of superb illustrations and an interwoven graphic novel by Frank Stockton, creates a compelling narrative for young people."
--The New York Times--The New York Times

ISBN: 9780761185000
ISBN-10: 0761185003
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 2015
Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 23.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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