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Kings of the Yukon : one summer paddling across the far north, Adam Weymouth

Label
Kings of the Yukon : one summer paddling across the far north
Title
Kings of the Yukon
Title remainder
one summer paddling across the far north
Statement of responsibility
Adam Weymouth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Yukon River is 2,000 miles long and the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the United States. In this riveting examination of one of the last wild places on earth, Adam Weymouth canoes from Canada's Yukon Territory, through Alaska, to the Bering Sea. The result is a book that shows how even the most remote wilderness is affected by the same forces reshaping the rest of the planet. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of king salmon migrate the distance of the Yukon to their spawning grounds, where they breed and die, in what is the longest salmon run in the world. For the people who live along the river, salmon were once the lifeblood of commerce and local culture. But climate change and globalized economy have fundamentally altered the balance between people and nature; the health and numbers of king salmon are in question, as is the fate of the communities that depend on them. Traveling down the Yukon as the salmon migrate, a four-month journey through untrammeled landscape, Weymouth traces the fundamental interconnectedness of people and fish through searing and unforgettable portraits of the individuals he encounters. He offers a powerful, nuanced glimpse into indigenous cultures, and into our ever-complicated relationship with the natural world. Weaving in the rich history of salmon across time as well as the science behind their mysterious life cycle, 'Kings of the Yukon' is extraordinary adventure and nature writing at its most urgent and poetic"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weymouth, Adam
Dewey number
971.91/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • SH349.5.Y8
  • F912.Y9
LC item number
  • W49 2018
  • W49 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weymouth, Adam
  • Salmon fisheries
  • Chinook salmon
  • Chinook salmon
  • Chinook salmon
  • Indians of North America
  • Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska)
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Nature
  • Nature conservation
  • Environmental protection
Label
Kings of the Yukon : one summer paddling across the far north, Adam Weymouth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004560493
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780316396707
Lccn
2018934997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1004560493
Label
Kings of the Yukon : one summer paddling across the far north, Adam Weymouth
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004560493
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780316396707
Lccn
2018934997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1004560493

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