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  • Author:
    Matt Rigney
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    0670023353
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    Viking Adult; 1st edition (June 14, 2012)
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    352 pages
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336 . p. of plates : 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

336 . 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.

In Pursuit of Giants book. Rigney 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. Rigney 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.

Автор: Rigney Matt Название: In Pursuit of Giants .

In Pursuit of Giants is a moving elegy and a call to arms for the protection of these creatures, as well as a five-year, 75,000-mile global adventure story that takes author Matt Rigney on a quest to discover how once-thriving species are now threatened.

Peter Matthiessen, author of Men's Lives

Peter Matthiessen, author of Men's Lives. In Pursuit of Giants is an exquisitely detailed love story, the tale of Matt Rigney’s love of the lions and tigers of the sea - the bluefin tuna, swordfish, and marlin that make sports anglers’ pulses race.

In Pursuit of Giants is a moving elegy and call to arms for the protection of the great fish of the sea-marlin, bluefin tuna, and swordfish. a very timely and important book ~ Peter Matthiessen, author of Men's Lives. In Pursuit of Giants. In Pursuit of Giants is the story of author Matt Rigney's five-year, 75,000-mile global adventure to encounter the great fish of the sea-marlin, bluefin tuna, and swordfish-and investigate the causes of their decline by more than 70% since 1950.

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A veteran recreational fisherman embarks on an eye-opening adventure to track the few remaining big game fish.

In Pursuit of Giants is an account of the high adventure of offshore sportfishing and a clarion call to preserve the last of the world's great fish. The story follows Rigney's 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. Rigney 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. Rigney 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.

In Pursuit of Giants combines the romance of a great sport narrative with the passionate advocacy of the best environmental writing. It recalls the spiritual power of Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard and will win comparisons to Mark Kurlansky's Cod.


Fearlessdweller
Timely, impressive in scope, and relevant in its crucial messages regarding man's unconscious ravaging of the sea's vital fish resources and destruction of the natural balance of the ocean's ecosystems, In Pursuit of Giants is more than expose; it is a moral imperative for humans to wake up and take action before it is much too late. Rather than a dry lecture in this regard, Rigney illustrates his points by taking you with him on a ride around the world, out on the open sea, giving you an adventure of a lifetime. But the book is so much more than an environmental statement or riveting stories about guys fighting with, losing, or catching big game fish.

Rigney has the makings of one of the great story tellers, and he brings to life each person he meets, capturing their complexity, humor, and intensity, their own stories and dead-on insights - whether about life and humanity, the fish, or the industry in which they work. All the while, Rigney breathes fire into his every image of nature, described in dazzling, stunning flashes of language that never gets old. In one moment, you are with him on the boat, wide eyed and astounded by the Swordfish's power, its deadly sword, its guile to outwit any hunter and its courage to fight to the death. In another moment, which I won't spoil, Death literally has Rigney - momentarily - in the palm of Its hand. There are risks to this kind of quest - one which speaks about the author's guts to finish this five-year endeavor and then make it visceral.

This book is at its heart the story of man who is seeking to confront and reveal his own essential nature, mirrored in the qualities of the wild, unpredictable ocean and its intriguing, mysterious, beautiful inhabitants. The deeper he seeks, the more is unveiled...man's predilection for darkness, ignorance and greed - counterbalanced by Rigney's own glimpses of Soul that are found, eye to eye and will to will with unspoiled, untamed beings. Rigney's reverence for Nature, his willingness to keenly observe what is hidden, his determination to dive below the surface of things, along with his down to earth, salty wit comes through clear as certain waters that mesmerize him. The book delivers, so alternately expect to be sitting on the edge of your seat, to laugh out loud, to experience the colorful world of the sea alight in a literary eloquence that sits on the pristine edge of poetry, all surrounding a real and direct wake up call.
MarF
As an avid sports fisherman, I found this book accurate and well written. Rigney has obviously done a tremendous amount of work and research on a subject he clearly loves. Although the interviews and references are great, his on-board descriptions give true color and action to an otherwise dull topic, except to fishing enthusiasts. My only complaint was his omission of two popular and threatened species, Gulf of Mexico Red and Gag Grouper and Chilean Sea Bass, (or more accurately Pantagonian Toothfish). In particular, I would have liked to read more about the challenges, validity, and accuracy of stock assesments, particularly when it comes to Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico grouper and American red snapper, both of which seem arbitrary and too subjective to political pressures. The forgotten story of Goliath Grouper is fascinating as well. At times, Rigney waxes sentimental about fish feeling pain, ( of which I take some issue); however, overall this is an excellent and thoroughly readable work which I could not put down.
Fegelv
I've spent my life obsessed with the oceans. I've scuba dived on several continents. I've caught marlin, swordfish and shark. I've spearfished for my supper. And never has there been a book that manages to capture the power of the ocean, not the incredible creatures that dwell in its depths. Until now. Matt Rigney spent the last five years of his life on a quest to tell this great, untold story. With poignant, compelling and exquisite prose he takes the reader on a foam-flecked, ocean adventure with an important moral outcome. The seas as we know them are vast disappearing which is bad news for all mankind. Please read this timely and important book.
Beydar
There have been very few books ever written as well as this book. Matt Rigney should be considered one of the greatest writers on fishing, environment, travelling, and all things related. This book was captivating and I did not want to put it down. I wished it was 3,000 pages! I hope he writes another soon. This book inspired me more than any other I have ever read. I have bought 4 copies to send to family and friends and I just read it for the 3rd time in 4 years.
Delan
An awesome book, written for people who fish, not a bunch of terds who sit and analyze fisheries but have never even been on a boat...
Samuhn
A very interesting look at the plight of the pelagics and their future. Totally enjoyed the in-depth fishing strategies and offshore adventures the this author wrote about.
Wizard
Terrific book. I only wish that the world would take note and change many of the out-dated laws allowing the slaughter of fish everywhere.
A most interesting and insightful book regarding man's overwhelming, overbearing influence on the ocean's ecology and a not-so-early wake-up call to all who care about the fragile marine environment and the world's fisheries.

(Comments from a former commercial fisherman)