WORLD WITHOUT FISH by Mark Kurlansky, acclaimed author of the bestsellers Cod and Salt is for moms, nature-lovers, foodies, pet owners, Kurlansky fans, and anyone who wants an overview of the circumstances facing our oceans. WORLD WITHOUT FISH will be available April 18, 2011.
WORLD WITHOUT FISH is a family book—Mark’s 10-year-old daughter and fishing companion, Talia, vetted each chapter to ensure that it would be equally enjoyable to children and adults—that explains how and why the fish we commonly eat and see in aquariums could become extinct within 50 years, and what we can do to prevent that from happening. This important book is:
— A seafood lover’s guide to safe and sustainable menu options and where to find them
— The cool children’s pick of the season that includes an 11-page full-color comic interwoven
throughout the book
— A great teaching tool for parents and educators
— A timely look at the impact of oil spills on the ocean environment (the anniversary of the Gulf
Oil Spill is 4/20, two days after publication)
— An engaging history of fishing
— An inspiring, user-friendly handbook filled with things we all can do to help save fish
— A fascinating crash course on the state of our oceans
Some Fun Facts from WORLD WITHOUT FISH:
There is no such thing as a true Chilean Sea Bass. The fish we know as the Chilean Sea Bass is actually a Patagonian Toothfish, which is not a bass at all, and, for that matter, not necessarily from Chile. Since a “Patagonian Toothfish” doesn’t sound very appetizing, the alternate name was created to market the fish internationally.
Mammals usually give birth to one to six babies. A bird will lay this many eggs. A fish will lay millions of eggs. For years, people assumed that this meant that fish have millions of babies. Only recently have scientists come to understand that a fish will usually have only one to six surviving babies, just like a mammal or a bird.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest known concentration of floating trash in the world. Located in the north central Pacific Ocean (the area between Japan and the United States), the Patch is alternately estimated to be from one-eighth to twice the size of the United States.
For more Fun Facts, visit "10 Fascinating Facts from WORLD WITHOUT FISH"
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