Upsteam; Searching for Wild Salmon from River to Table

By: Cook, Langdon

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(Synopsis) For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, its the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, its the jolt of adrenaline on a successful fishing trip. Our fascination with these superlative fish is as old as humanity itself. Long a source of sustenance among native peoples, salmon is now more popular than ever. Fish hatcheries and farms serve modern appetites with a domesticated productwhile wild runs of salmon dwindle across the globe. How has this once-abundant resource reached this point, and what can we do to safeguard wild populations for future generations? But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspirationand their fate is largely in our hands. Cook introduces us to tribal fishermen handing down an age-old tradition, sport anglers seeking adventure and a renewed connection to the wild, and scientists and activists working tirelessly to restore salmon runs. In sharing their stories, Cook covers all sides of the debate: the legacy of overfishing and industrial development; the conflicts between fishermen, environmentalists, and Native Americans; the modern proliferation of fish hatcheries and farms; and the longstanding battle lines of science versus politics, wilderness versus civilization.

Title: Upsteam; Searching for Wild Salmon from River to Table

Author Name: Cook, Langdon

Categories: Conservation,

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 2017

ISBN Number: 1101882883

ISBN Number 13: 9781101882887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: in Near Fine DJ

Type: New Book

Size: 8vo

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: AB01612