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    King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon (Hardback) By (author) David R. Montgomery

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    King of Fish
    Subtitle
    The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David R. Montgomery
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 535 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813341477
    ISBN 10: 0813341477
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RNKH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: WNCS
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000, NAT011000
    B&T Approval Code: A64250000
    BISAC V2.8: NAT012000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A56500000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QL638.S2 \
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 639.97756
    DC22: 333.95/656/09795
    LC classification: QL638.S2 M659 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    25 b&w photographs, 2 maps
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    08 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO