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The Resource In pursuit of giants : one man's global search for the last of the great fish, Matt Rigney

In pursuit of giants : one man's global search for the last of the great fish, Matt Rigney

Label
In pursuit of giants : one man's global search for the last of the great fish
Title
In pursuit of giants
Title remainder
one man's global search for the last of the great fish
Statement of responsibility
Matt Rigney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents an account of an offshore fish tracking adventure while calling for the preservation of the last of the world's great fish, describing encounters with such threatened species as giant marlin, swordfish, and bluefin tuna. The author, a veteran recreational fisherman embarks on a sportfishing trip to track the few remaining big game fish. The story follows his global pilgrimage to encounter surviving populations of giant marlin, swordfish, and bluefin tuna hundreds of miles offshore New Zealand and Nova Scotia; in the sportfishing mecca of Cabo San Lucas; off Japan, South Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef; and in the Mediterranean. He goes deep into the spiritual experience of the offshore world and introduces us to swordfish harpooners, sportfish captains, marine biologists, fish farming pioneers, and Greenpeace activists to investigate the causes that have led to the decimation of these creatures and the various efforts being made, or not, to protect them. He explores the crisis in fisheries management and considers what the loss of healthy, vibrant oceans means to us, to our health, our children's future, and our ability to experience the divine in nature
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rigney, Matt
Dewey number
597/.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL620
LC item number
.R54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marine fishes
  • Marine fishes
  • Rare fishes
  • Fish populations
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Fishing
  • Fisheries
Label
In pursuit of giants : one man's global search for the last of the great fish, Matt Rigney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
book 1. Discovery. In the kingdom of the sapphire waters : Cabo San Lucas, Mexico ; The harpooner's last stand : the northeast peak of Georges Bank -- book 2. Destruction. Introduction : annihilation of a fish ; Whirlwind. Tokyo and Oma, Japan. Port Lincoln, South Australia ; The Warrior in Malta : Greenpeace and the battle in the Mediterranean -- book 3. The primal world. Introduction : in pursuit of giants ; Granders in the Coral Sea : Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia ; The last voyage of Primetime : two hundred miles off the coast of New Zealand
Control code
746833708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023356
Lccn
2012003442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)746833708
Label
In pursuit of giants : one man's global search for the last of the great fish, Matt Rigney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
book 1. Discovery. In the kingdom of the sapphire waters : Cabo San Lucas, Mexico ; The harpooner's last stand : the northeast peak of Georges Bank -- book 2. Destruction. Introduction : annihilation of a fish ; Whirlwind. Tokyo and Oma, Japan. Port Lincoln, South Australia ; The Warrior in Malta : Greenpeace and the battle in the Mediterranean -- book 3. The primal world. Introduction : in pursuit of giants ; Granders in the Coral Sea : Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia ; The last voyage of Primetime : two hundred miles off the coast of New Zealand
Control code
746833708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023356
Lccn
2012003442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)746833708

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