Of Tuna and Tonnaroti

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Science  11 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5481, pp. 876-877
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5481.876

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Mattanza Love and Death in the Sea of Sicily. Theresa Maggio. Perseus, Cambridge, MA, 2000. 279 pp. $25, C$37.95, £17.50. ISBN 0-7382-0269-X.

Based on a decade of observing Sicilian fishermen and their annual trapping of giant bluefin tuna, Maggio's lyrical tale combines the natural history of the fish with a heartfelt account of a dying tradition.