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Author Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-

Title The most important fish in the sea : menhaden and America / H. Bruce Franklin
Published Washington : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2007]


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 W'BOOL  597.45 Fra/Mif  AVAILABLE
Description 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Now you see them, now you don't -- Ch. 2. The new world of fish -- Ch. 3. Meeting menhaden : in our world and theirs -- Ch. 4. Whales, menhaden, and industrialized fishing -- Ch. 5. The death of fish and the birth of ecology -- Ch. 6. At war with menhaden -- Ch. 7. Ecological catastrophes -- Ch. 8. Collision courses -- Ch. 9. The fish of the future?
Summary "H. Bruce Franklin has elucidated some of the most significant events and issues of our time: Vietnam, nuclear weapons, the U.S. prison system. Here he turns his talents as a historian and storyteller to a small, unappetizing fish that most have never heard of. Why? Because menhaden have shaped America's natural - and national - history, and today a single company threatens their place in both."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-252) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject DNA topoisomerase I.
Fish trade -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Fisheries -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Menhaden fisheries -- United States -- History.
Menhaden fisheries.
Menhaden -- United States -- History.
LC no. 2006035635
ISBN 1597261246 (alk. paper)
9781597261241 (alk. paper)