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'Salmon,' A New Book By Journalist Mark Kurlansky Ties Salmon's Health to That of Our Planet


Journalist and author Mark Kurlansky’s latest book explores the significance of salmon as a species worldwide, and as an indicator of the health of our planet. Kurlansky traveled to multiple countries to study the history of man’s relationship with salmon, and how human interference has threatened this species to the point that it is almost beyond saving. We will learn why salmon’s future survival is so closely linked to the health of the global environment in the face of climate change—and how this fish’s story has played out in Maine.


Mark Kurlansky, journalist, author of the New York Times best-sellers "Cod," "Salt," "A World Without Fish" and more

Dwayne Shaw (by phone), executive director, Downeast Salmon Federation



Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.