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Gloucester Author Kurlansky Fears A 'World Without Fish'

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Mark Kurlansky is a prolific writer whose work often deals with the sea. He's written about the history of cod, and oysters, and the fishing community of Gloucester, where he spends his summers.

Now, Kurlansky has written an even more ambitious book in which our oceans play the central role. It's called "World Without Fish," and it's part graphic novel, part illustrated children's book, part tutorial on how to be a responsible consumer of seafood, and part treatise on his belief that humans are destroying ocean life in a way that could do irreversible harm.

WBUR's All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer asked Kurlansky how he went about writing a book that would appeal to kids, but also be detailed and informative enough for adults.

This program aired on April 22, 2011.

Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



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