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World without fish

Author: Mark Kurlansky; Frank Stockton
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky; Frank Stockton
ISBN: 9780761156079 0761156070
OCLC Number: 663952466
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: 9 and up.
Description: xxiii, 183 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Being a brief outline of the problem --
Being a short exposition about what could happen and how it would happen --
Being the true story of how humans first began to fish and how fishing became an industry --
Being the sad, cautionary tale of the orange roughy --
Being the myth of nature's bounty and how scientists got it wrong for many years --
Being a concise history of the politics of fish --
Being an examination of why we can't simply stop fishing --
Being a detailed look at four possible solutions and why they alone won't work --
The best solution to overfishing sustainable fishing --
How pollution is killing fish, too --
How global warming is also killing fish --
Time to wake up and smell the fish.
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky ; [illustrations by Frank Stockton].

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Issues a call to action to kids ages 10 and up, by outlining what will happen within the next fifty years if the ill effects of over-fishing, pollution, and climate change aren't addressed soon. The  Read more...

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