"Franklin's book on the runty menhaden is a killer whale achievement. It's an eloquent call to end the phony business of incremental regulation of fisheries that are rapidly being driven by industry into the abyss."
Tom Pelton, Baltimore Sun
Franklin's "'prose is lucid and infused with an urgency that depends little on hyperbole and largely on careful documentation. His compelling narrative informs and enlightens."
Susan P. Williams, Washington Post
"This informative, riveting narrative exposes the greed, short-sightedness and unintended consequences which nearly destroyed the Atlantic coast ecosystem entirely..."
Publishers Weekly- Starred Review
"This a fascinating, chilling and yet hopeful account of fish we need for the health of our marine environment."
Patricia Turner, Newark Star-Ledger
Chapter 1 Now You See Them, Now You Don’t
Chapter 2 The New World of Fish
Chapter 3 Meeting Menhaden: In Our World and Theirs
Chapter 4 Whales, Menhaden, and Industrialized Fishing
Chapter 5 The Death of Fish and the Birth of Ecology
Chapter 6 At War with Menhaden
Chapter 7 Ecological Catastrophes
Chapter 8 Collision Courses
Chapter 9 The Fish of the Future?