Powerful, Poignant, and Amazingly fact-filled.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters along the World's Coasts and beneath the Seas (Hardcover)
Safina takes the reader on what would appear to be the boring world of global fisheries practices, and weaves a riviting web of tales based on first person encounters about the unknown plight of our quickly vanishing resources. He uses his background as a scientist to base this poignant study on unequivocal fact, but never talks down to the reader. Song for the Blue Ocean reads like a Huck Finn adventure into the realm of the limitless ocean but we find out all too quickly that the sea's cornucopeia is being drained at a frightening rate. Safina shows how the one hundred million tons of marine produce harvested each year is being squandered for short-term gain, to the detriment of our immediate future. This book is on par with Rachael Carson's "Silent Spring" and is a clarion call to action for the proper utilization of our marine " tucker. " Few conservation books are written with such flair that make us regular folks want to care about something as nebulous as marine food fish. This one will not only make you care, it will blow your socks off! If you have ever sailed on the sea, gazed at it or eaten fish, you will find this book irresistible.
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