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Fantastic book. I couldn't put it down.This isn't a tree-hugging, anti-population tone. Roberts carefully builds a case documenting how rich our fisheries used to be, and how... Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Frazer
A must-read for anyone with an interest in marine science, fisheries, or the outdoors. While the take-home message is painful to comprehend, Roberts' writing style makes this a fun... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Abby
A must read for everybody. This book should be required in all schools.Published 20 months ago by JR Crombez, Ph.D.
This is not the most well written book I have read in the past few years but is well worth the effort for those interesting in understanding what is happening to the oceans of our... Read morePublished 20 months ago by John Lewis
Well researched, well written, introduction to the oceans and selected historical accounts of their exploration. Read morePublished 24 months ago by a
Dr. Roberts has written a book that should be required reading for all those who are engaged in making a living from the sea. Read morePublished on June 10, 2014 by Dominic F. Laniewicz
Absolutely fascinating book. I was a little worried it would be too dry for me, but the author does a good job of keeping it interesting while providing factual content.Published on November 18, 2013 by Janis Ian
It's a very fact and eyewitness-account-filled book, but it ultimately paints a vivid picture. Roberts aims to expand the baseline back towards the dawn of commercial fishing, and... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Brian Griffith