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Salar the Salmon

Salar the Salmon

  • Author: Henry Williamson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571048113
  • Category: Atlantic salmon
  • Page: 209
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Salar is a five-year-old salmon returning to the stream of his birth. He faces great dangers - cruising lampreys, poachers with their cruel nets and spears, sharp-eyed otters, cascading falls - all between Salar and his goal in the spawning sands.

Salar the Salmon

Salar the Salmon

  • Author: Henry Williamson,C. F. Tunnicliffe,Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher: Little Toller Books
  • ISBN: 9780956254542
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 210
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An intense, brilliantly imagined book about the salmon's perilous return to the river, which leaves us with a vivid, unsentimental picture of how both people and wildlife rely on a river and its estuary.

Tarka the Otter

Tarka the Otter

  • Author: Henry Williamson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141924489
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish - and to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap. Soon he must fend for himself, travelling through rivers, woods, moors, ponds and out to sea, sometimes with the female otters White-tip and Greymuzzle, always on the run. Eventually, chased by a pack of hounds, he meets his nemesis, the fearsome dog Deadlock, and must fight for his life.

Men and the Fields

Men and the Fields

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780956254528
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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The South Country

The South Country

  • Author: Edward Thomas
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473395909
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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This early work by Edward Thomas was originally published in 1909 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The South Country' is one of Thomas's works on the subject of nature. Philip Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth, London, England in 1878. His parents were Welsh migrants, and Thomas attended several schools, before ending up at St. Pauls. Thomas led a reclusive early life, and began writing as a teenager. He published his first book, The Woodland Life (1897), at the age of just nineteen. A year later, he won a history scholarship to Lincoln College, Oxford. Despite being less well-known than other World War I poets, Thomas is regarded by many critics as one of the finest.

Upstream

Upstream

Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table

  • Author: Langdon Cook
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 1101882883
  • Category: NATURE
  • Page: 314
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Upstream is an in-depth and timely look at salmon-one of the last wild foods on our table-for readers of Susan Orlean, Mark Kurlansky and John McPhee. As the author travels to meet a variety of colorful people associated with this unique species, from Alaskan anglers to fish farm owners to four-star chefs, he reports on its remarkable place at the intersection of nature, commerce, cuisine, and human history.

The Atlantic Salmon

The Atlantic Salmon

  • Author: Lee Wulff
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • ISBN: 9780832902673
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 280
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Describes the characteristics and behavior of the Atlantic salmon and offers anglers tips on all aspects of Atlantic salmon fishing including fly selection, wading, and casting

A Time from the World

A Time from the World

  • Author: Rowena Farre,Jay Griffiths
  • Publisher: Little Toller Books
  • ISBN: 9781908213204
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 189
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An account of life in 1950's Gypsy camps in Scotland and on the English-Welsh borderlands, written by a woman who refused to acknowledge the social divisions that keep us apart.

Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries around the World

Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries around the World

Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation

  • Author: Colin Levings
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774831766
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 388
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Biologists have long marvelled at how anadromous salmonids -- fish that pass from rivers into oceans and back again -- survive as they migrate between these two very different environments. Yet, relatively little is understood about what happens to salmonids in the estuaries where they make this transition from fresh to salt water. This book distills the current knowledge of how eighteen salmonid species around the world (including salmon, steelhead, char, and trout) are adapted to estuaries. It discusses why the waters where rivers and oceans meet are critical to salmonid survival as well as how these vital habitats can be preserved and recovered.

The Founding Fish

The Founding Fish

  • Author: John McPhee
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9780374706340
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 368
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John McPhee's twenty-sixth book is a braid of personal history, natural history, and American history, in descending order of volume. Each spring, American shad-Alosa sapidissima-leave the ocean in hundreds of thousands and run heroic distances upriver to spawn. McPhee--a shad fisherman himself--recounts the shad's cameo role in the lives of George Washington and Henry David Thoreau. He fishes with and visits the laboratories of famous ichthyologists; he takes instruction in the making of shad darts from a master of the art; and he cooks shad in a variety of ways, delectably explained at the end of the book. Mostly, though, he goes fishing for shad in various North American rivers, and he "fishes the same way he writes books, avidly and intensely. He wants to know everything about the fish he's after--its history, its habits, its place in the cosmos" (Bill Pride, The Denver Post). His adventures in pursuit of shad occasion the kind of writing--expert and ardent--at which he has no equal.

My House of Sky

My House of Sky

The Life of J. A. Baker

  • Author: Hetty Saunders
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781908213495
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: 192
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First book on the enigmatic author J A Baker, author of The Peregrine.

The Salmon Fly : how to Dress it and how to Use it

The Salmon Fly : how to Dress it and how to Use it

  • Author: George M. Kelson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Flies, Artificial
  • Page: 510
  • View: 5151
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The Henry Williamson animal saga

The Henry Williamson animal saga

  • Author: Henry Williamson
  • Publisher: Macdonald and Jane's
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 477
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Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals

Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals

  • Author: Lindsay G. Ross,Barbara Ross
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444302272
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 240
  • View: 3794
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The second edition of Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals provided the fisheries and aquaculture industry with vital information on the use of sedation and anaesthetics in the avoidance of stress and physical damage, which can easily be caused by crowding, capture, handling, transportation and release. Now fully revised and expanded, the third edition has maintained its accessible format and incorporates much new emphasis on: • Fish pain and welfare: a rapidly developing area of interest and debate • Anaesthesia and legislation: with an international perspective Personnel involved in the aquaculture industry including fish farmers, fish veterinarians, fisheries scientists and fish biologists along with small animal veterinarians, animal laboratory managers and government and regulatory personnel will find this book a valuable and practical resource.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

  • Author: Dan Egan
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393246442
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come. For thousands of years the pristine Great Lakes were separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the roaring Niagara Falls and from the Mississippi River basin by a “sub-continental divide.” Beginning in the late 1800s, these barriers were circumvented to attract oceangoing freighters from the Atlantic and to allow Chicago’s sewage to float out to the Mississippi. These were engineering marvels in their time—and the changes in Chicago arrested a deadly cycle of waterborne illnesses—but they have had horrendous unforeseen consequences. Egan provides a chilling account of how sea lamprey, zebra and quagga mussels and other invaders have made their way into the lakes, decimating native species and largely destroying the age-old ecosystem. And because the lakes are no longer isolated, the invaders now threaten water intake pipes, hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure across the country. Egan also explores why outbreaks of toxic algae stemming from the overapplication of farm fertilizer have left massive biological “dead zones” that threaten the supply of fresh water. He examines fluctuations in the levels of the lakes caused by manmade climate change and overzealous dredging of shipping channels. And he reports on the chronic threats to siphon off Great Lakes water to slake drier regions of America or to be sold abroad. In an age when dire problems like the Flint water crisis or the California drought bring ever more attention to the indispensability of safe, clean, easily available water, The Death and the Life of the Great Lakes is a powerful paean to what is arguably our most precious resource, an urgent examination of what threatens it and a convincing call to arms about the relatively simple things we need to do to protect it.

Salmonine Introductions to the Laurentian Great Lakes

Salmonine Introductions to the Laurentian Great Lakes

An Historical Review and Evaluation of Ecological Effects

  • Author: Stephen Scott Crawford
  • Publisher: NRC Research Press
  • ISBN: 0660176394
  • Category: Biotic communities
  • Page: 205
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The introduction of salmonines to the Great Lakes date back to the 1870s, when natural populations of native salmonines in the Great Lakes were in severe decline. This title presents an historical review and evaluation of documented ecological effects associated with salmonine introductions to the Laurentian Great Lakes.

The End of the Line

The End of the Line

How Overfishing is Changing the World and what We Eat

  • Author: Charles Clover
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520255050
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 386
  • View: 3162
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Argues that if nothing is done to stop the squandering of fish stock, the ecological balance of life in the oceans will face collapse and millions of people could starve, and examines the causes and implications of the problem.

A Solitary War

A Solitary War

  • Author: Henry Williamson
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571279716
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 376
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Volume thirteen of A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. In September 1939, war with Germany casts its long shadow over the town and countryside. Phillip Maddison, now farming in East Anglia, still stubbornly believes that Hitler's chief aim is the defence of Europe against Stalin; but he is engaged in a personal war on the 'bad lands' where his farm is situated, trying to subdue mounting debts and to create a fertile yeoman holding for his family. The portrayal of his struggles, both with himself and with the land, carry total conviction, as does the picture of his life in England until the ending of the Battle of Britain. 'This astonishing sequence. It is a major mark he is making on the modern novel.' Daily Express

The Peregrine's Saga, and Other Stories of the Country Green

The Peregrine's Saga, and Other Stories of the Country Green

  • Author: Henry Williamson
  • Publisher: Sagwan Press
  • ISBN: 9781376686548
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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It Was the Nightingale

It Was the Nightingale

  • Author: Henry Williamson
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571323499
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 358
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It Was the Nightingale (1962) was the tenth volume of Williamson's great roman-fleuve, A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. After only a year of married happiness, Phillip Maddison experiences tragedy when his young wife Barley dies in childbirth. Left with a baby son, a cat, a dog and an otter cub he and Barley rescued while on holiday in France, Phillip endures the deepest grief. When the otter goes missing Phillip dedicates his life to searching for her, in the hope that success might grant him a new start in life. 'At times almost unbearably poignant... In It Was the Nightingale Maddison enters a world with which Williamson, on the strength of the remarkable Tarka the Otter, will always be associated.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939