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King Of Fish

Author : David Montgomery
ISBN : 9780786739936
Genre : Social Science
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The salmon that symbolize the Pacific Northwest's natural splendor are now threatened with extinction across much of their ancestral range. In studying the natural and human forces that shape the rivers and mountains of that region, geologist David Montgomery has learned to see the evolution and near-extinction of the salmon as a story of changing landscapes. Montgomery shows how a succession of historical experiences -first in the United Kingdom, then in New England, and now in the Pacific Northwest -repeat a disheartening story in which overfishing and sweeping changes to rivers and seas render the world inhospitable to salmon. In King of Fish, Montgomery traces the human impacts on salmon over the last thousand years and examines the implications both for salmon recovery efforts and for the more general problem of human impacts on the natural world. What does it say for the long-term prospects of the world's many endangered species if one of the most prosperous regions of the richest country on earth cannot accommodate its icon species? All too aware of the possible bleak outcome for the salmon, King of Fishconcludes with provocative recommendations for reinventing the ways in which we make environmental decisions about land, water, and fish.
Category: Social Science

The Salmon

Author : Michael Wigan
ISBN : 0007564716
Genre : Salmon
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A fascinating journey into the extraordinary world of the king of fish: the salmon. This beautiful book explores the natural history of this most mysterious of fishes. Michael Wigan explores the life cycle of the salmon, weaving his own experiences and stories of salmon fishing and spotting into an evocative narrative. Crucially, he addresses the pressing matter of conservation issues and human management, which in the past has led to fast decreasing populations. History suggests it is the pressure of human development which has narrowed down the survival zone of the salmon, and the author questions whether we can go on altering natural systems and freshwater rivers in order to make space for human populations, and do so in sync with fish needs.In his unique and passionate voice, the author transports us to another world -- his writing is beautifully evocative and his excitement for the salmon palpable throughout.
Category: Salmon

The President S Salmon

Author : Catherine Schmitt
ISBN : 160893408X
Genre : History
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The salmon pools of Maine achieved legendary status among anglers and since 1912, it was tradition to present the first salmon caught in the Penobscot River each spring to the U.S. President. The last salmon presented was in 1992, to George W. Bush. That year, the Penobscot accounted for more than 70 percent of the salmon returns on the entire Eastern seaboard, yet that was only 2 percent of the river's historic populations. Due to commercial over harvesting, damming, and environmental degradation of the fish's home waters, Atlantic salmon populations had been decimated. The salmon is said to be as old as time and to know all the past and future. Twenty-two thousand years ago, someone carved a life-sized image of Atlantic salmon in the floor of a cave in southern France. Salmon were painted on rocks in Norway and Sweden. The Celts mythologized the salmon as holder of all mysterious knowledge. The President's Salmon presents a rich cultural and biological history of the Atlantic salmon and the salmon fishery, primarily revolving around the Penobscot River, the last bastion for the salmon in America and a key battleground site for the preservation of the species.
Category: History

The Salmon The Extraordinary Story Of The King Of Fish

Author : Michael Wigan
ISBN : 9780007487653
Genre : Nature
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A fascinating journey into the extraordinary world of the king of fish: the salmon. This beautiful book explores the natural history of this most mysterious of fishes.
Category: Nature

King Of The Fish

Author : Marian Parry
ISBN : 0027702006
Genre : Social Science
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Tricked into visiting the underwater kingdom where the King of Fish wants his eyes, a hare realizes he must trick his way out again.
Category: Social Science

King Solomon And The Golden Fish

Author : Matilda Koén-Sarano
ISBN : 9780814341872
Genre : Social Science
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Orality has been central to the transmission of Sephardic customs, wisdom, and values for centuries. Throughout the Middle Ages, Spanish Jews were known for their linguistic skills, and as translators and storytellers they were the main transmitters of Eastern/Islamic culture to the Christian world. Derived from a distinguished heritage, Judeo-Spanish storytelling has evolved over a five-hundred-year historical journey. Constant contact with the surrounding societies of the past and with modern Israeli influences, making it more universal than other Sephardic oral genres. Told in order to entertain but also to teach, Judeo-Spanish folktales convey timeless wisdom and a colorful depiction of Sephardic communities up to the first half of the twentieth century. King Solomon and the Golden Fish is a selection of fifty-four folktales taken from Matilda Koén-Sarano’s collection of stories recorded in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and translated by Reginetta Haboucha into fluent and idiomatic English that preserves the flavor and oral nuances of each text. Haboucha provides commentary and annotations to the folktales that enlighten both the academic and the lay reader, making this book at once appealing to scholars and enjoyable for the general public. King Solomon and the Golden Fish is divided into six main thematic sections: Supernatural Tales, Tales of Fate, Tales of the Prophet Elijah, Romantic Tales, Tales of Cleverness and Wisdom, and Jokes and Anecdotes. These folktales remain a powerful link between modern-day Spanish Jews and the Hispano-Jewish legacy—this collection passes along that legacy and provides a source of the customs and values of Sephardic Jews.
Category: Social Science

The King And The Magical Rainbow Fish

Author : Timothy McLean
ISBN : 9781438961743
Genre : Fiction
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This is a childrens' story about a King and his ongoing desire to enhance his status in life. The author and his daughter have been sharing this story since she was four years old, and the story continues to be one of her favorite bedtime stories. At her request, the author decided to share the story with the rest of the world's children in hopes that they enjoy it as much as she did.
Category: Fiction

To Swim Like A Fish

Author : Gwen King
ISBN : 9781728318530
Genre : Fiction
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This children’s book tells the story of a little boy named Montclair who loves to go to the beach. He wants to swim like a fish. Help solve the puzzle with Montclair as he tries numerous ways to swim like a fish. After much struggle and many attempts he listened to his mom explanation on why he could not swim like a fish. Readers will enjoy this informative tale that captures life in a village as Montclair and his mother walk to the beach.
Category: Fiction