Tuna: A Love Story (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jul 15, 2008 - Nature - 320 pages
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Famed marine researcher and illustrator Richard Ellis brings us a work of scientific achievement that will forever change the way we think about fish, fishing, and the dangers inherent in the seafood we eat.

The bluefin tuna is one of the world's biggest, fastest, and most highly evolved marine animals, as well as one of its most popular delicacies. Now, however, it hovers on the brink of extinction. Here Ellis explains how a fish that was once able to thrive has become a commodity—and how the natural world and the global economy converge on our plates. With updated information on mercury levels in tuna, this is at once an astounding ode to one of nature's greatest marvels and a serious examination of a creature and world at risk.


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Review: Tuna: A Love Story

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

A must read for tuna lovers and anyone interested in or concerned for the worlds oceans and ocean life - also talks about the worlds tuna fisheries from a business standpoint. Very interesting and informative, written for the lay-person. Read full review

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User Review  - Chi Dubinski - Goodreads

Everything you always wanted to know about tuna. Because of the popularity of tuna as a food fish, especially in Japan where it is prized as sushi, it is now on the brink of extinction. The seas have ... Read full review

Contents

PORT LINCOLN
3
A CELEBRATION OF TUNA
21
THE FRATERNITY OF BIG TUNA
45
SPORT FISHING FOR TUNA
85
COMMERCIAL TUNA FISHERIES
110
TSUKII
141
TUNA FARMING
159
THE BLUEFINS POPULAR
183
THE TUNA INDUSTRY
215
CAN WE SAVE THE BLUEFINI
237
EMINENT DOMAIN
282
REFERENCES
292
INDEX
320
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About the author (2008)

Richard Ellis is the author of more than a dozen books. He is also a celebrated marine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He has written and illustrated articles for numerous magazines, including Audubon, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. He lives in New York City.


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