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The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts
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Nov 03, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Christine by: Society of Environmental Journalists
Recommended for: everyone who lives on earth
Read in November, 2008 , read count: once

Roberts looks at original sources for descriptions of what the oceans were really like, what abundance once blessed the earth. He reviews the technology that humans have devised to harvest the bounty of the oceans, and how each innovation has soon reduced formerly plentiful fish and other marine critters.

It's truly shocking to realize how devastating the impact has been, from millions and billions of fish down to countable numbers, and how the remaining sea creatures have adapted to the changed world we have left them.

This book won the Rachel Carson Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists' recent annual meeting. I'll write a review of it for SEJournal.
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