Insult to Our Planet & The Florida Keys
by Jerrold J. Weinstock, MD
Pub Date 14 Dec 2017
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Fishing in the Keys was like a dream in years past, and in Key West there was always a story. In the non-fiction, Insult to Our Planet & the Florida Keys psychiatrist Dr. Weinstock weaves human sagas with vivid fishing adventures set in the mesmerizing beauty of the Florida Keys. The incredible power of nature to heal the mind is revealed through events taken with permission from his records. Marine life of great variety comes to life through informative descriptions and hundreds of photos from Key West to Alaska, exploring the uplifting and also the dismal view. At the helm are decades of research that chronicle the degradation he has witnessed, examined as a metaphor for worldwide environmental decline.
Passionate ranting backed up by science and insightful political discussion carry the reader from Key West to Alaska, at times via Washington, D.C. At the same time, life on this tiny island is presented intimately close and personal, the famous and infamous personalities seen often times “au naturel”. Scientific and literary references run throughout, reading, research and facts are an important emphasis. Local and international impacts of marine reserves, timely regulations, cruise ships, personal watercraft and netting are revealed. Other issues affecting the climate examined scientifically include mining, tar sands, hydraulic fracturing and more. Environmental problems are exposed in depth, common sense solutions explored in this broad scale study of our planet, the only one we have.
A Note From the Publisher
“The decline of Florida’s fisheries becomes a microcosm of
global environmental destruction in this manifesto.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“The power of Weinstock’s prose is undeniable, and his
passion for the subject matter is infectious. Jerrold J. Weinstock’s Insult to
Our Planet & the Florida Keys is an impassioned call to action for
environmental justice ... a solid overview of problems that, if not solved,
could result in environmental disaster."
— Foreword Clarion Reviews
"Dr. Weinstock’s fierce passion for our planet reaches
out from the pages of this book and pulls the reader in, providing a wake up
call for all. We must take drastic measures to save our planet before it’s too
late. Yes, it’s time to face the music…”
— Gabriele Walkow, Journalist
“Dazzling creativity—science, photos, psychiatry & sex.”
— Paul Sharpe, Ph.D.
"Dr. Weinstock’s documentation of what he has
experienced and seen is a definitive scientific study that deserves careful
consideration by those who care about preservation of our natural resources—and
especially by those who have the resources and ability to enact policy to stop
the destruction and attempt to reverse the course.”
— Warrene Williams, Ph.D.
"Your experiences and foresight are priceless for our
generations and a powerful guide for the future ones.”
— Roland Reems, well known Keys’ fisherman