Salar the Salmon

Author: Henry Williamson,C. F. Tunnicliffe,Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Little Toller Books

ISBN: 9780956254542

Category: Nature

Page: 210

View: 2895

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.

Salar the Salmon

Author: Henry Williamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571048113

Category: Atlantic salmon

Page: 209

View: 3722

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.

Tarka the Otter

Author: Henry Williamson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141359285

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8606

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and child-friendly endnotes. TARKA THE OTTER is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. The story's atmosphere and detail make it easy to see why Tarka has become one of the best-loved creatures in world literature. Henry William Williamson was born in 1895 in Brockley, south-east London. The then semi-rural location provided easy access to the countryside, and he developed a deep love of nature throughout his childhood. He became a prolific author known for his natural and social history novels. He won the Hawthornden Prize for literatrure in 1928 for Tarka the Otter.

The South Country

Author: Edward Thomas

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473395909

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 1444

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.

The Atlantic Salmon

Author: Lee Wulff

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9780832902673

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 4637

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

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

View: 4845

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.

To Sea and Back

The Heroic Life of the Atlantic Salmon

Author: Richard Shelton

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857899155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1134

The Atlantic salmon is an extraordinary and mysterious fish. In To Sea and Back, Richard Shelton combines memoir and deep scientific knowledge to reveal, from the salmon's point of view, both the riverine and marine worlds in which it lives. He explores this iconic fish's journey to reach its feeding grounds in the northern oceans before making the return over thousands of miles to the burns of its birth to reproduce. Along the way, Shelton describes the feats of exploration that gave us our first real understanding of the oceans, and shows how this iconic fish is a vital indicator of the health of our rivers and oceans. Above all, To Sea and Back is the story of Richard Shelton's lifelong passion for the sea and his attempt to solve the perennial enigmas of the salmon's secret life.

Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries Around the World

Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation

Author: Colin D. Levings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780774831734

Category: Nature

Page: 371

View: 4698

"For centuries, biologists have 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 salmonid species (including salmon, steelhead, char, and trout) in the estuaries where they make this transition from fresh to saltwater. This book, written by one of the world's foremost experts on the ecology of salmonids, explains the critical role estuaries play in salmonid survival and recovery."--

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: 9802

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.

The Salmon

The Extraordinary Story of the King of Fish

Author: Michael Wigan

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780007564712

Category: Salmon

Page: 384

View: 1013

A fascinating journey into the extraordinary world of the king of fish: the salmon. This beautiful book explores the natural history of this most mysterious of fishes. Michael Wigan explores the life cycle of the salmon, weaving his own experiences and stories of salmon fishing and spotting into an evocative narrative. Crucially, he addresses the pressing matter of conservation issues and human management, which in the past has led to fast decreasing populations. History suggests it is the pressure of human development which has narrowed down the survival zone of the salmon, and the author questions whether we can go on altering natural systems and freshwater rivers in order to make space for human populations, and do so in sync with fish needs.In his unique and passionate voice, the author transports us to another world -- his writing is beautifully evocative and his excitement for the salmon palpable throughout.

Brother to the Ox

Author: Fred Kitchen

Publisher: Nature Classic Library

ISBN: 9781908213310


Page: 172

View: 3265

The autobiography of a farm labourer at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in rural Yorkshire

The Founding Fish

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706340

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 8534

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

The Life of J. A. Baker

Author: Hetty Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908213495

Category: Authors, English

Page: 192

View: 9996

First book on the enigmatic author J A Baker, author of The Peregrine.

Malawi Cichlids

Back to Nature Guide

Author: Ad Konings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966825596

Category: Aquarium fishes

Page: 208

View: 8942

Description of Malawi cichlids that are being kept in the aquarium. Maintenance and breeding of Malawi cichlids. Photos of male and female per species. Large fold-out map of the lake with localities where species are collected.

The Shining Levels

Author: John Wyatt,Norman Ackroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908213037

Category: Nature

Page: 187

View: 6936

One of the finest books ever written on the Lake District.

A Solitary War

Author: Henry Williamson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571279716

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 6086

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