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The Resource Upstream : searching for wild salmon, from river to table, Langdon Cook

Upstream : searching for wild salmon, from river to table, Langdon Cook

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Upstream : searching for wild salmon, from river to table
Title
Upstream
Title remainder
searching for wild salmon, from river to table
Statement of responsibility
Langdon Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food : salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild--thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV, perhaps. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it's 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 "product"--While 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? Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Cook journeys up and down salmon country, from the glacial rivers of Alaska to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to California's drought-stricken Central Valley and a wealth of places in between. Reporting from remote coastlines and busy city streets, he follows today's commercial pipeline from fisherman's net to corporate seafood vendor to boutique marketplace. At stake is nothing less than an ancient livelihood. But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspiration--and 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. This firsthand account--reminiscent of the work of John McPhee and Mark Kurlansky--is filled with the keen insights and observations of the best narrative writing. Cook offers an absorbing portrait of a remarkable fish and the many obstacles it faces, while taking readers on a fast-paced fishing trip through salmon country. Upstream is an essential look at the intersection of man, food, and nature
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DLC
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1966-
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Cook, Langdon
Dewey number
639.2/7560979
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SH167.S17
LC item number
C68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salmon
  • Salmon fishing
  • Salmon fisheries
  • Salmon stock management
  • Nutrition
Label
Upstream : searching for wild salmon, from river to table, Langdon Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781101882887
Lccn
2017012853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
System control number
  • ocn979534065
  • (OCoLC)979534065
Label
Upstream : searching for wild salmon, from river to table, Langdon Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781101882887
Lccn
2017012853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn979534065
  • (OCoLC)979534065

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