by Kurlansky, Mark | Humanities
Paperback | 336 pages, 8-page colour plate section
WINNER OF THE JOHN AVERY AWARD AT THE ANDRE SIMON AWARDSIf we can save the salmon, we can save the world
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 international bestseller 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.
‘An epic, environmental tragedy’ Spectator’These creatures have nurtured our imagination as surely as our bodies. This book does them justice!’ Bill McKibben