The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet

Paul Greenberg (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
July 09, 2019
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143111115

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About the Author

Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award-winning Four Fish and American Catch and a regular contributor to The New York Times. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, and GQ, among other publications, and he has lectured widely on ocean issues at institutions ranging from Google to Yale to the U.S. Senate. He lives in New York.

Twitter: @4fishgreenberg

Facebook: facebook.com/fourfish

Web: paulgreenberg.org

Reviews

"Greenberg elucidates the mechanisms behind the incredibly popular dietary supplement, examines its impact on the ocean, and embarks on a personal experiment to get to the bottom of an array of health claims. The result is informative and fun (and yes, surprisingly perfect for the beach!)"--Civil Eats

"Greenberg's narrative maneuvers the world of omega-3 fatty acids with a healthy dose of skepticism and a mission to uncover truth that lies under the waves. . . . Greenberg gives us science writing with heart."--Sierra magazine

"Popular writers often extol the benefits of omega-3s. Greenberg reviews the shaky evidence and delivers a penetrating analysis of its science, business, and future. . . . Greenberg also includes specifics of a healthy, life-extending diet; it requires omega-3s--but not in pill form. . . . An expert review of the human exploitation of marine life."--Kirkus

"The angles for looking at omega-3s are many. The Omega Principle is a welcome one-stop shop, evaluating the science underlying its status as nutritional darling, the massive supplement industry behind it, and the fragile ecosystems propping that industry up. If you take fish oil, eat fish, or follow the arrow of conventional nutritional science, this is a topic you owe it to yourself to research. . . . Greenberg's conversational writing style makes his books anything but an academic exercise."--Medium

"Paul Greenberg's book ranges widely and with great gusto--from fisheries halfway across the globe to academic conferences on metabolism and longevity--to tell the story of supplements, dietary fads, quackery, and the future of human health. This is an important, entertaining, and wonderfully crafted work."--Siddhartha Mukherjee

"It takes no small measure of writing skill to make a book about fatty acids gripping. To be honest, I have never been drawn to the subject and tend to avoid people who use the phrase "omega 3." And yet Paul Greenberg has written a book on the subject that is engaging and important, a book that is a pleasure and should be read."--Mark Kurlansky

"The Omega Principle encapsulates all the complexity and intricacies of our broken food system with the story of one (seemingly) simple supplement. Paul Greenberg takes us on another brilliant deep dive with an entirely new lens. This book demands our attention."--Dan Barber

"Paul Greenberg goes searching for the secret to longevity, and what he learns is, in many ways, more interesting. The Omega Principle should be read by anyone who cares about human health or the health of the planet, which is to say everyone."--Elizabeth Kolbert