Last Fish Tale

ISBN-10: 1594483744
ISBN-13: 9781594483745
Edition: N/A
Authors: Mark Kurlansky
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Description: “A marvelous, compelling tale”(Rocky Mountain News) from the New York Timesbestselling author of Saltand Cod. Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port, is defined by the culture of commercial fishing. But the threat of over-fishing,  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

“A marvelous, compelling tale”(Rocky Mountain News) from the New York Timesbestselling author of Saltand Cod. Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port, is defined by the culture of commercial fishing. But the threat of over-fishing, combined with climate change and pollution, is endangering a way of life, not only in Gloucester but in coastal cities all over the world. And yet, according to Kurlansky, it doesn’t have to be this way. Engagingly written and filled with rich history, delicious anecdotes, colorful characters, and local recipes, The Last Fish Taleis Kurlansky’s most urgent story, “an engrossing multi-layered portrait of a fishing community that can be read for pure pleasure as well as being a campaigning plea for the environment” (Financial Times).

Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

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