In the tradition of his acclaimed Trout: An Illustrated History, renowned naturalist, artist, and Peabody Award Winner James Prosek MN'98 captures 35 of the most pursued saltwater fish—from striped bass to tarpon, swordfish to bonefish—as well as many creatures that share these marine ecosystems through highly detailed watercolors painted specifically for his newest book.
OCEAN FISHES is his personal tribute to marine beauty unlike any published before—based on travel, intense observation, work with scientists, and stories of those who know the fish most intimately, fishermen both recreational and commercial. It is also the author’s quiet conservation statement; in showing the beauty and monumentality of these fish, Prosek is urging us to appreciate and preserve what we have before it is lost forever.
James’ lecture will give a privileged view of a fish fresh from the ocean when its changing colors first glint in the sun—a view ordinarily glimpsed only by the fishermen on the boat. He has traveled the Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to the Cape Verde Islands, to experience first-hand each species just out of the water before the fish lose their true colors.
James’ last three lectures at the Club, were sold out and he continues to amaze our audience with his work. He made his authorial debut at 19 years of age with Trout: An Illustrated History, earning him the moniker “the Audubon of the fishing world” by The New York Times and he is a regular contributor to The New York Times and won a Peabody Award in 2003.
Books may be purchased at the conclusion of James’ lecture and you can a video excerpted from the documentary on James’s work for this book by going to:
Free to EC Student Members, $5 with Student ID
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