Reviews of An Entirely Synthetic Fish


Halverson entertainingly introduces some of the most tangled questions in conservation biology: What is a species? What is native? What is natural? What is wild?

-  Science, April 2, 2010

With prose as engaging as it is thoughtful, Halverson has crafted an absorbing cautionary tale of ecological trial and error, documenting our tardy but increasing understanding of biological interdependence and its immeasurable value. 
-  Washington Post, February 28, 2010

This isn't one of those books that only fly-fishermen will like An Entirely Synthetic Fish is a compelling cautionary tale about how the systematic introduction and massive cultivation of rainbow trout for fishing changed America's waterways, both for better and for worse.
Outside, December 2010

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Selected Online Interviews

November 18, 2010

length: 32:45

Anders Halverson is the author of the book "An Entirely Synthetic Fish" How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World. During this weeks podcast were learn that the book is not really about the Rainbow Trout, it is about us. The book tells a great story of how the Rainbow has helped, hurt, changed our life as fisherman and people. Weather you agree with the author or not, this book is an amazing read for any fisherman.

February 25, 2010

length: 53:20

Anders Halverson, Ph.D., Ecologist and Award-Winning Journalist discusses An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World

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