You have no idea how pleasant it is to see a book you have worked on for sale. Even better would be watching somebody buy the book, but that has only happened to me once, when we went to a bookstore with somebody who was going to buy the All the Fish.
And that brings us to All the Boats, and we are greatly cheered that the University of Chicago Press is not going to change the title, since we think we are on a bit of a roll here. Although we do admit that we are a little challenged by what to call the next book, our working title is All the Science, but that doesn’t exactly sing.
We are just back from the American Society for Environmental History conference the first week in April in Seattle. It is always pleasant to meet with friends and colleagues, especially those from the Rachel Carson Center in Munich. We were part of a panel looking at food, which was a change of pace for us, although we did talk about fish.
OSU Press had a large booth and a lot of enticing new books. And, there, in the front row was George’s book, and we can’t help thinking that he would have been very pleased. Our thanks to his family for their support in bringing this important work back into print.