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‘Race to the Sea’: The Autobiography of a Marine Biologist

December 3, 2008

NORMANDY PARK, Wash., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — With large waves crashing
over their boats in the frigid waters of the Bering Sea off the western coast
of Alaska while the music of popular rocker Bon Jovi blares in the background,
a group of crab fishermen are being taped for their reality TV show, The
Deadliest Catch. No one could have predicted the growth in popularity for the
commercial fishing industry. Or could they? Author Dr. Dayton L. Alverson, a
Marine Biologist, talks about the explosive popularity of commercial fishing
post WWII, as well as many other personal accounts of life on and off the
water in his latest release, “Race to the Sea” (published by iUniverse –
http://www.iuniverse.com).

Although not directly credited for making crab fishermen overnight
celebrities, Dr. Dayton L. Alverson does take credit for being part of an
environmental movement in the later half of the 20th Century that would lead
to several conflicts between fishing and conservation groups, ultimately
resulting in changes of national and international fish policies.

With section headings like “Assignment Unknown,” “China Bound” and “Into
the Atlantic,” a reader may think that Dr. Alverson was working as a covert
operative for the CIA or, better yet, alongside James Bond himself. “It was
one of those evenings that you dream about, but which seldom occur. The island
was covered with beautiful old-growth firs, which sat quietly in the cool of
the evening, beckoning us to come ashore,” writes Dr. Alverson.

Readers will revel in the plethora of firsthand experiences and stories
about Dr. Alverson’s life working in the international fishing community. Dr.
Alverson writes his stories in the same format as one of his idols, famous
Biologist Rachel Carson, did in her books. Later in his career he would
observe the direct fallout of this international embrace as the world’s seas
became heavily overfished and polluted. Today we can see the results of these
overfishing practices on shows like The Deadliest Catch, as captains and their
crews risk their lives spending more time and traveling farther from safety to
catch enough fish and seafood to make a living.

About the Author:

Dr. Alverson was born in San Diego, CA in 1924. He served in the U.S. Navy
for four years during WWII. After his service, he earned his bachelor’s degree
in 1950 and later his doctorate in 1966. Dr. Alverson has worked for State and
Federal conservation agencies for over 30 years before creating his own
consulting company, where he worked until 2000. During his career he published
over 150 scientific and technical articles. When not enjoying his two
children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren with his wife of 62
years, Ruby, Dr. Alverson enjoys recreational fishing, writing, traveling,
swimming and sports of all kinds. “Race to the Sea” is Dr. Alverson’s first
autobiography.

“Race to the Sea” is available from: http://www.iUniverse.com,
http://www.bn.com, and http://www.amazon.com

ISBN: 97805954868091 – 6 x 9 – Paperback – 568 pages – $32.95

iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals
publish, market and sell fiction, poetry and nonfiction books. The company
utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing
companies in the U.S. iUniverse is based in Bloomington, Indiana.

    Contact:

    Tom Hudock
    Personal Media Publicist
    tom.hudock@iuniverse.com
    Toll-free: 1-800-AUTHORS (288-4677) ext.5553
    Fax: 812-961-3133

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,
visit http://www.ereleases.com.

SOURCE iUniverse


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