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?
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
Selected Online Interviews
Trout Unlimited's President and CEO, Chris Wood, interviews Anders Halverson about his book, "An Entirely Synthetic Fish - How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World." Anders talks to Chris about fish stocking and what it means for the future of America's rich sporting history.
Anders Halverson joins us on today’s Fish Schtick. He’s the author of “An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World.” Anders is an award-winning journalist with a Ph.D. in ecology from Yale University. With support from the National Science Foundation, he wrote this book as a research associate at the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West. We’ll pick on the Rainbow Trout on today’s Fish Schtick