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

February 22, 2010

length: 13:37

Anders Halverson’s new book about the history of the rainbow trout in America – “An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World” - has won a National Outdoor Book award. Halverson was in Montana recently to talk about the book. In this feature interview, the aquatic ecologist talks with News Director Sally Mauk about how he became interested in the story of the rainbow…

October 9, 2011

length: 4:18

Interview with Tom Wilmer at the Outdoor Writers Association of California meeting in Redding, CA.

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