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The Unnatural History of the Sea: The Past and Future of Humanity and Fishing (Gaia Thinking)
The Unnatural History of the Sea: The Past and Future of Humanity and Fishing (Gaia Thinking)
by Professor Callum Roberts
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars The tale and the facts backing it up are crushing, 18 Jun. 2009
The tale and the facts backing it up are crushing.

I was overwhelmed by the numbers, the tonnage of animals that are estimated to have been taken . It is crushing to comprehend the scale of greed and the absoloute vandalism that we have perpertrated upon sea animals. For example killing many millions of one type of seals for their fur discarding their flesh, while killing as many million of other types of seals for the flesh and blubber while discarding their skins.

Its a history of shamefull rape and pillage over the last 1000 yrs, and everywhere throughout the centuaries the same thing, no fish left, no lessons learned, no strong legislation to protect the oceans, just incalculable damage to the web of life of the oceans and by consequence elsewhere aswell.

A book that makes you very angry and very sad at the same time, but so worth reading, the world has got to get to grips with over fishing! read this book and try get others to read it too


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