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The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered

Author

Jeffrey L. Rotman

Published Date

28-10-2014

Publisher

Abbeville Press

ISBN

9780789211910

Rotman’s photographs come from around the world, illustrating the creatures of the sea in all their peculiar glory, not only a treasure to be cherished by nature enthusiasts but also an intriguing resource for students.

About this book

Photographer Rotman, whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Life and Time, presents his mesmerizing photos of marine life and shares stories from his career of more than 40 years as an underwater photographer in The Last Fisherman. From the flounder in Gloucester, Massachusetts to the ghoulish stargazer from Lembeh, Indonesia; from the inch-long sea butterfly in the Gulf of Maine to the giant octopus in the Red Sea, the subjects of Rotman’s photographs come from around the world, illustrating the creatures of the sea in all their peculiar glory. The stunning close-ups of fish fins showcase the varied colours and textures that are hidden in the depths of the ocean. Whether discussing the difficulties of photographing wildlife as a diver or the shocking slaughter of sharks only for their fins, Rotman writes in a conversational tone, transforming information about the catastrophic changes in the ocean into a poignant personal narrative. Rotman closes with a look at worldwide commercial fishing and the interaction between technique, ocean life, and way of life for fishing societies, including New England, India, and Mozambique. This book is not only a treasure to be cherished by nature enthusiasts but also an intriguing resource for students.

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