Mark Kurlansky is a former commercial fisherman and New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and other books. He's won numerous awards, including the James A. Beard Award, ALA Notable Book Award, and New York Public Library Best Books of the Year Award. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City and Gloucester, Massachusetts. His website is www.markkurlansky.com. Frank Stockton is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"In his histories of cod and oysters, Mark Kurlansky described how
those species once thrived in the wild, and how they were depleted.
[World Without Fish] casts an even wider net and, with the
help of superb illustrations and an interwoven graphic novel by
Frank Stockton, creates a compelling narrative for young
--The New York Times
"A wonderfully fast-paced and engaging primer on the key questions surrounding fish and the sea. Great for a classroom or as a beach read"
--Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish
"Mark Kurlanksy exposes one of the most alarming but least-known catastrophes of our time: The depletion of our oceans. While raising the alarm, Mark has also given us the keys to solving the crisis, specific things that each of us can do to help restore our ocean planet."
--Michael Sutton, Vice President, Monterey Bay Aquarium