An Entirely Synthetic Fish

By: Halverson, Anders

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(Synopsis) Anders Halverson provides an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has become the most commonly stocked and controversial freshwater fish in the United States. Discovered in the remote waters of northern California, rainbow trout have been artificially propagated and distributed for more than 130 years by government officials eager to present Americans with an opportunity to get back to nature by going fishing. Proudly dubbed ?an entirely synthetic fishö by fisheries managers, the rainbow trout has been introduced into every state and province in the United States and Canada and to every continent except Antarctica, often with devastating effects on the native fauna. Halverson examines the paradoxes and reveals a range of characters, from nineteenth-century boosters who believed rainbows could be the saviors of democracy to twenty-first-century biologists who now seek to eradicate them from waters around the globe. Ultimately, the story of the rainbow trout is the story of our relationship with the natural world. How it has changed and how it startlingly has not.

Title: An Entirely Synthetic Fish

Author Name: Halverson, Anders

Categories: Ichthyology, Angling History, Conservation,

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 2010

ISBN Number: 0300140878

ISBN Number 13: 9780300140873

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: in Near Fine DJ

Type: New Book

Autograph: Signed by the Author

Size: 8vo

lbs: 1.70 lbs

Seller ID: AB00741