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World Without Fish

How Could We Let This Happen?
Kurlansky, Mark (Book - 2011)
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The alarming true story of what's happening to the fish, the oceans and our environment. It tells how and why the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod and swordfish, could become extinct within fifty years. It is a call to action. With its focus on supporting sustainable fishing it shows how from little steps to big, kids can--and must--make a difference.--From publisher.
Authors: Kurlansky, Mark
Title: World without fish
how could we let this happen?
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2011
Characteristics: xxiii, 183 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Introduction : being a brief outline of the problem
Chapter 1 : being a short exposition about what could happen and how it would happen
Chapter 2 : being the true story of how humans first began to fish and how fishing became an industry
Chapter 3 : being the sad, cautionary tale of the orange roughy
Chapter 4 : being the myth of nature's bounty and how scientists got it wrong for many years
Chapter 5 : being a concise history of the politics of fish
Chapter 6 : being an examination of why we can't simply stop fishing
Chapter 7 : being a detailed look at four possible solutions and why they alone won't work
Chapter 8 : the best solution to overfishing: sustainable fishing
Chapter 9 : how pollution is killing fish, too
Chapter 10 : how global warming is also killing fish
Chapter 11 : time to wake up and smell the fish
Summary: The alarming true story of what's happening to the fish, the oceans and our environment. It tells how and why the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod and swordfish, could become extinct within fifty years. It is a call to action. With its focus on supporting sustainable fishing it shows how from little steps to big, kids can--and must--make a difference.--From publisher.
ISBN: 9780761156079
0761156070
Branch Call Number: j 333.95616 K9687w 2011
Subject Headings: Rare fishes Juvenile literature Sustainable fisheries Juvenile literature Overfishing Juvenile literature Fishes Effect of human beings on Juvenile literature Bottom fishing Environmental aspects Juvenile literature Water Pollution Juvenile literature Global warming Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Rare fishes
Sustainable fisheries
Overfishing
Fishes
Bottom fishing
Water
Global warming
LCCN: 2011015516
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