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World without Fish by Mark Kurlansky
  

World without Fish

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World without Fish by Mark Kurlansky

Almost fifty years ago, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring awakened the consciousness of an entire generation by bringing to light the harmful effects of DDT and other toxic chemicals; she forever changed the way people view the natural world. In The World Without Fish , bestselling author Mark Kurlansky issues a similar call to action to kids ages 10 and up - the next generation to inherit the earth - 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. In clear language that kids will understand, Kurlansky gives a step-by-step account of what would happen if fish became extinct - and then outlines a plan for remedying the situation. As an extra bonus, this book includes a fifteen-page graphic novel (each page is a chapter opener) that tells the fictional story of the daughter of a marine biologist who witnesses the slow extinction of the world's fish in her lifetime.

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Basque History of the World, 1968, The Big Oyster, and The Eastern Stars, among many other books.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th April 2011

Author

Mark Kurlansky

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Workman Publishing

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780761165941

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