Salmon A Fish, the Earth, and the History of a Common Fate

Mark Kurlansky

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WINNER OF THE JOHN AVERY AWARD AT THE ANDRÉ SIMON AWARDS

Over the centuries, salmon have been a vital resource, a dietary staple and an irresistible catch. But there is so much more to this extraordinary fish.

As Mark Kurlansky reveals, salmon persist as a barometer for the health of our planet. Centuries of our greatest assaults on nature can be seen in their harrowing yet awe-inspiring life cycle.

Full of all Kurlansky’s characteristic curiosity and insight, Salmon is a magisterial history of a wondrous creature.

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ISBN – 9781786078520
Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 01/10/2020
Dimensions – 234mm X 152mm
Categories – Object Histories

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