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World Without Fish Hardcover – April 1, 2011


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“In his histories of cod and oysters, Mark Kurlansky described how those species once thrived in the wild, and how they were depleted. [World Without Fish] casts an even wider net and, with the help of superb illustrations and an interwoven graphic novel by Frank Stockton, creates a compelling narrative for young people.”
The New York Times
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About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is a former commercial fisherman and New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and other books. He’s won numerous awards, including the James A. Beard Award, ALA Notable Book Award, and New York Public Library Best Books of the Year Award. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City and Gloucester, Massachusetts. His website is www.markkurlansky.com.


Frank Stockton is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1230L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1st Printing edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761156070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761156079
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is a New York Times bestselling and James A. Beard Award-winning author. He is the recipient of a Bon Appétit American Food and Entertaining Award for Food Writer of the Year, and the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award for Food Book of the year.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Demoin on April 26, 2011
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This book is great for a young scientist or avid reader who wants to read something, be entertained by the story, and learn some key concepts about science. Great for struggling readers too. This book would be great in a classroom to help students see the cause and effect relationship of humans on our world, as well as helping students see that their opinion and thoughts matter. Consumerism is also touched in this book along with graphic novel pages to summarize each chapter and help synthesize student's knowledge before moving to the next chapter.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 26, 2011
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I absolutely love this book. Great information, aesthetically pleasing pages & layouts, easy to read and understand even for my 7 year old. Everyone should read this and everyone should share this with their children. This book is fantastic!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Betsy on August 7, 2011
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Clear, straightforward and candid history of fishing worldwide, and the current state of fish and the oceans. I was amazed at all I did not know! A great adult read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Silbert on September 13, 2012
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I can't buy fish in the supermarket anymore...my eyes are open. I highly recommend this book to all adults. Kids will understand it much more quickly and easily than adults, actually, because they are not the set-in-stone consumers that we "grown-ups" have become. It is definitely a bitter pill to swallow, but if we don't each take personal responsibility for our role in the consumption cycle, and CHANGE OUR HABITS AND PURCHASES, then we will doom ourselves to the fate described in this book. Read it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robert morgan on February 14, 2014
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I bought this book for my grandson, but quickly discovered I like it just as much as he does. An important issue written in a style that young children can easily understand. 5 stars! :-)
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Having spent my life and career at the ocean, including a stint on a commercial fishing ship, I now am a mid-continent dweller that buys fish at the grocery store. I have a rounded perspective on the subject matter - and I believe this book is important reading for kids and adults. I've seen the impacts that Kurlansky clearly and fairly describes. Kurlansky not only tells the reader where we are, how we got here, and the paths from here, but also how we can follow a path that leads to a future that our children's children's children can embrace. It is an engaging read for kids and adults, and I recommend it for the coffee table for any coastal resort, beach house, fishing resort, or home library. In fact, I am buying 10 copies to leave here and there when I travel in the Caribbean.
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By Weber D. on January 17, 2013
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In my usual preview of gifts for my 12-yr-old grandson, I became engrossed in reading this excellent depiction of this specific problem of climate change. My grandson sped through it once and then began re-reading it again. He was also excited to share it with his science teacher. Finally, two friends of my daughter's, who are researchers in water ecology, visited over the holidays, saw the book, and became excited enough to get their own copies. An excellent introduction to the complex issues of ecology for middle-schoolers and above.
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By C Schulz on April 24, 2014
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Though I was under the impression this book was geared towards younger kids, I was surprised and impressed at how thorough and detailed all of the information was! Facts and both sides of biases were well presented.
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