The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town

The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town

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by Mark Kurlansky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594483744

ISBN-13: 2901594483744

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


"A marvelous, compelling tale"(Rocky Mountain News) from the New York Times bestselling author of Salt and 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

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"A marvelous, compelling tale"(Rocky Mountain News) from the New York Times bestselling author of Salt and 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 Tale is 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).

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ISBN-13:
2901594483744
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents


Prologue: Pole Walkers     xv
The First Gloucester Story     3
A Tale of Woe     19
The Island Named Gloucester     29
Scooning     35
The Replacements     60
Among the Rocks     90
This Gloire of Gloucester     106
While Gloucester Burns     124
The Fish Is in Us     141
The Sea and the Seaside     172
Surviving on the Mainland     219
Bibliography     247
Acknowledgments     255
Index     257

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