[MARMAM] Entanglements Book in Paperback
tora at entanglements.net
Thu Nov 8 05:55:48 PST 2007
I'm pleased to announce that the University Press of Florida has
released my book, Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and
Fishermen, in paperback. The book recounts the story of the people and
animals involved in the conflict over large whale entanglement in
fishing gear in the northwest Atlantic. A few details are below, and you
can find out more by visiting the book's website:
http://www.entanglements.net/. By the way, my apologies if you've
received this announcement more than once.
tora at entanglements.net / tjohnson at maine.edu
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there's a field.
I'll meet you there."
ABOUT THE BOOK
Centuries of whale-human interaction have led to the crisis explored in
this engaging, intimate tale about the battle between conservation,
tradition, and economics in the waters of the Atlantic. /Entanglements/
explores the clash of cultures and personalities among fishermen,
scientists, and whale advocates struggling to save both the endangered
right whale and the livelihoods of thousands of coastal families. About
400 right whales remain in the North Atlantic, and scientists warn that
collisions with fishing gear are imperiling the species' future. The
political climate surrounding the critically endangered large whale is
contentious, complex, and heartrending. Without pointing fingers or
laying blame, Tora Johnson explores every side of the issue. She takes
us to sea with fishermen who struggle to stay in business, setting traps
and gillnets in the whale's habitat, and with members of rescue teams
who attempt to cut away deadly rope from whales in the wild. Weaving
their stories and her personal observations into a discussion of the
science and history of the conflict, she offers a balance of perceptions.
Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen (paperback)
by Tora Johnson
University Press of Florida, September 2007 ~ 312 pp. 6 X 9. 29
illustrations, bibliography, index.
More information about the MARMAM