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
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…
Anders Halverson is the author of An Entirely Synthetic Fish — a National Outdoor Book Award Winner and a riveting book about the spread of rainbow trout across the country, often at the expense of native species.
On a recent book tour, Halverson spoke to several groups of CalTrout members, and graciously gave up some of his time for this interesting, wide-ranging interview for CalTrout’s The Streamkeeper’s Log.