Anders Halverson will present his book

An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America

April 17th, 2013

Hugel 103 at 12 p.m.

FREE; lunch provided

Sponsored by The Program in the Life Sciences


Anders Halverson is an award-winning writer with a Ph.D. in ecology from Yale University. He wrote this book as a research associate at the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

“Suppose that more than a century ago, U.S. government officials became concerned democracy itself was at risk because men seemed to be less virile.  Suppose that to reverse this trend they decided to populate streams, rivers, and lakes with “an entirely ‘synthetic’ fish”—quarry with which Americans could rediscover their abilities to capture and kill animals.”