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The Founding Fish


Author : John McPhee
language : en
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date : 2003-09-10



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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.

The Founding Fish


Author : John McPhee
language : en
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date : 2002-10-13



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A natural study of the American shad traces its annual migrations and life cycle in both freshwater rivers and the ocean, focusing in particular on those living in the Delaware River and discussing issues related to tidal power and catch-and-release campaigns. 75,000 first printing.

The American Shad


Author : John McPhee
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2004-01-01



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The Founding Flies


Author : Mike Valla
language : en
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Release Date : 2013



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43 American fly-tying masters, including Mary Orvis Marbury, Thaddeus Norris, and Theodore Gordon.

Running Silver


Author : John Waldman
language : en
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2013-10-15



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That one could “walk drishod on the backs” of schools of salmon, shad, and other fishes moving up Atlantic coast rivers was a not uncommon kind of description of their migratory runs during early Colonial times. Accounts tell of awe-inspiring numbers of spawners pushing their way upriver, the waters “running silver,” to complete life cycles that once replenished critical marine fisheries along the Eastern Seaboard. This is a hugely important, fascinating, and unique look at the fish of North America whose history and life-cycles and conservation challenges are poorly understood. Despite these primordial abundances, over the centuries these stocks were so stressed that virtually all are now severely depressed, with many biologically or commercially extinct and some simply forgotten. Running Silver will tell the story of the past, present and future of these sea-river fish. This important book will elevate public consciousness of the contrasts between the historical and the present to show the enormous legacy that has already been lost and to help inspire efforts to save what remains. Drawing on the author's thirty-year career as a scientist and educator with a passion for the native river fish of the North East, Running Silver tells the story of these endangered fish with a mix of research, historical accounts, anecdotes, personal experience, interviews, and images.

The Chosen


Author : Aaron Posner
language : en
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date : 2000



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THE STORY: A standing-room-only hit wherever it has played, this award-winning adaptation from the award-winning novel is the story of two boys, two fathers and two very different Jewish communities--five blocks and a world apart--in Williamsburgh,

Coming Into The Country


Author : John McPhee
language : en
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date : 1991-04-01



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An account of a kayak and canoe journey through the Brooks Range wilderness, impressions of urban life and political activity, and portraits of people in the bush make up a study of contemporary Alaska