FISH TANK (with Discussion Guide): A Fable for Our Times [NOOK Book]

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FISH TANK is an insightful allegory about the human condition, tackling issues of politics and power, limited resources and climate change.

FISH TANK is the ANIMAL FARM for our times. —Dr. Pete Coppolillo, Ecologist

FISH TANK is a clever and fascinating fable that provides an insightful mirror on the ...
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FISH TANK (with Discussion Guide): A Fable for Our Times

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Overview

FISH TANK is an insightful allegory about the human condition, tackling issues of politics and power, limited resources and climate change.

FISH TANK is the ANIMAL FARM for our times. —Dr. Pete Coppolillo, Ecologist

FISH TANK is a clever and fascinating fable that provides an insightful mirror on the folly of current human attitudes concerning climate change and global degradation. —Dr. Steven W. Running, Nobel Laureate as a member of the IPCC, University of Montana

FISH TANK is a throw back to the times of Aesop… Take it as a great story, but know that it is real. —Conrad Anker, elite mountaineer

I liked [FISH TANK] ALOT. One of the things I saw was the school culture that exists both at the middle school and the high school—the bully behavior—the trust issues—the respect that is given and missing. It was all there. And on another level, I could see the whole creation, God care, expectation, loss and recovery. It would make a great book club read! Thanks for offering so many ways to reflect. —Nancy Jordheim, Assistant Superintendent, Fargo ND Public Schools

FISH TANK could benefit young adults in the same way LORD OF THE FLIES benefitted previous generations, helping them understand that bad things can happen when self interested people are not kept in check. —Peter Cook, high school teacher, Melbourne Australia

I was really able to relate the issues and characters in FISH TANK to issues and people that I deal with in my life. FISH TANK leaves you thinking about the role you play in our society and challenging yourself do better. —Tessa Exley, student, age 14

This story of life in the aquarium is eerily similar to contemporary events outside the tank. FISH TANK is a good read, but more than that, it is a story about the forces of greed against the power of determination and collaboration. —Dr. Cathy Whitlock, Director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, Montana State University

Scott Bischke opens floodgates of feeling for humanity and other species in this important book. —Julia Olson, mother and Executive Director, Our Children's Trust

Just as the “Occupy” movement has shouted its intolerance for corporate greed and corruption, it's time we do the same when it comes to climate. We need a revelation. FISH TANK forces you to realize just that. —Kelly Matheson, Program Manager for the Americas, WITNESS, New York City
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Editorial Reviews

Dr. Steven Running, Nobel Laureate
FISH TANK is a clever and fascinating fable that provides an insightful mirror on the folly of current human attitudes concerning climate change and global degradation. —Dr. Steven W. Running, Nobel Laureate as a member of the IPCC, University of Montana
Conrad Anker
FISH TANK is a throw back to the times of Aesop… Take it as a great story, but know that it is real. — Conrad Anker, elite mountaineer and author of THE LOST EXPLORER: FINDING MALLORY ON MOUNT EVEREST
Dr. Pete Coppolillo, Ecologist
FISH TANK is the ANIMAL FARM for our times. The two books would make a great pair to teach together. - Dr. Pete Coppolillo, Ecologist
Alan Kesselheim
Bischke serves up a cautionary tale both entertaining and dire—a cast of characters we recognize, and a message we ignore at our peril.
—Alan Kesselheim, author of LET THEM PADDLE: COMING OF AGE ON THE WATER and ten other books
Peter Cook
FISH TANK could benefit young adults in the same way LORD OF THE FLIES benefitted previous generations, helping them understand that bad things can happen when self interested people are not kept in check. — Peter Cook, high school teacher, Melbourne Australia
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016513621
  • Publisher: MountainWorks Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 1,343,049
  • File size: 210 KB

Meet the Author

SCOTT BISCHKE LIVES WITH his wife, Katie Gibson, in Bozeman, Montana. He previously published three books, all non-fiction :

o GOOD CAMEL, GOOD LIFE — Finding Enlightenment One Drop of Sweat at a Time (MountainWorks Press 2010);
o CROSSING DIVIDES — A Couples’ Story of Cancer, Hope, and Hiking Montana’s Continental Divide (American Cancer Society 2002); and
o TWO WHEELS AROUND NEW ZEALAND — A Bicycle Journey on Friendly Roads (Pruett Publishing hardback 1992; Ecopress paperback 1996).


Along with his writing career, Scott has worked as a chemical engineering science researcher at three national laboratories, as an environmental engineer for Hewlett-Packard, as the lab director for the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, and as a science and technology writer and facilitator specializing in Greater Yellowstone Area science and engineering issues.

Scott’s professional life has touched broadly on issues of resource management and climate change. He has led programs for materials reduction and recycling for a manufacturing plant, helped draft research plans and science agendas dealing with natural resource constraints and climate change, and completed projects scoped at reducing global warming gases from wafer fabrication processes. Most recently Scott served on the Mayor’s Task Force to draft Bozeman’s Climate Action Plan.
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