A century ago nearly all seafood was wild. Today half of it is farmed. In his James Beard award-winning book, Paul Greenberg tells the story of how we tamed the sea and what the future holds for our last wild food. Zeroing in on four fish – salmon, bass, cod, and tuna – Greenberg travels the globe looking for where we went wrong with the human-ocean relationship and how we might one day get it right.
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“A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how , and why.”The New York Times Book Review
“The signal quality of Greenberg’s book is its genial and sometimes despairing struggle with contradictions. Not many who argue for our planet’s endangered species also write the thrill of hunting them. Lake the fish he once hooked, he plunges away and is reeled back. Four Fish is a serious and searching study. Written with wit and beauty, it is also play.The Los Angeles Times
“The best kind of environmental journalism: sophisticated but not dry, serious yet marinated in wit, and so well crafted it can be inhaled in one sitting from which you rise amazed to discover how much you’ve learned.”The Seattle Times