[MARMAM] Entanglements Book in Paperback

Tora Johnson tora at entanglements.net
Thu Nov 8 05:55:48 PST 2007

Hello MARMAMers,

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 Johnson
tora at entanglements.net / tjohnson at maine.edu

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there's a field.
I'll meet you there."


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.
ISBN-13: 978-0813032153

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