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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce H. Franklin Narrator: Bruce H. Franklin Publisher: Caravan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this brilliant portrait of the oceans' unlikely hero, H. Bruce Franklin shows how menhaden have shaped America's national-and natural-history, and why reckless overfishing now threatens their place in both. Since Native Americans began using menhaden as fertilizer, this amazing fish has greased the wheels of U.S. agriculture and industry. By the mid-1870s, menhaden had replaced whales as a principal source of industrial lubricant, with hundreds of ships and dozens of factories along the eastern seaboard working feverishly to produce fish oil. Since the Civil War, menhaden have provided the largest catch of any American fishery.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Liz | 7/23/2012

    " There was a lot of good information in here but it was so overtly anti-commercial fishing that it bothered me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jess Brandes | 3/13/2012

    " This book is outstanding - a must-read for anyone concerned with the ecology and health of the Atlantic or the Chesapeake Bay. Also filled with lots of history that I had never learned anything about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jess | 3/15/2010

    " This book is outstanding - a must-read for anyone concerned with the ecology and health of the Atlantic or the Chesapeake Bay. Also filled with lots of history that I had never learned anything about. "

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