2018-11-20

The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Nexus

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  • Full Title : The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Nexus
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1510730303
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Many fishermen will acknowledge that the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) are the world’s most intriguing, beautiful and noble fish. Having evolved nearly fifty million years ago in the Eocene epoch, these two species are close genetic cousins and descendants that can be found in oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams across the entire world. The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Nexus is a complete historical, scientific, artistic, culinary, and practical guide to understanding and appreciating these remarkable fish. Veteran author, guide, and adventurist Matthew Supinski first highlights the evolution and history of the brown trout, from its origins in Europe and the Eastern Hemisphere, to its first North American transplanting in 1883, to its spread across the globe. He then dives into the scientific and angling brilliance of the brown trout/Atlantic salmon lineage praising the two species’ remarkable adaptability and resilience. And finally, chapters on fly-fishing tactics, fly patterns, artistic appreciation, and culinary/foraging opportunities where they are found throughout the world, will give readers all the information they need to catch, admire and appreciate this magnificent piscatorial legacy. With more than 150 stunning photos, The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Salmo Nexus is a must-have for every passionate fisherman, admirer, artist and culinary naturalist connoisseur to enjoy.


2010-04-01

Salmon Bears

By Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read
  • Full Title : Salmon Bears
  • Author : Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1554692059
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia. Key to this relationship are the salmon that are born in the rivers each spring, who then go out to sea as juveniles and return as adults to spawn and die, completing a cycle of life that ensures the survival of not only their own species but also virtually every other plant and animal in the rainforest. In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. But this is also very much the story of the Great Bear Rainforest, a vast tract of land that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of protecting this vital ecological resource.


2014-05-14

Great Lakes Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout

By Karl Weixlmann
  • Full Title : Great Lakes Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout
  • Author : Karl Weixlmann
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • ISBN Code : 0811742989
  • Pages : 193
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Steelhead is the most sought-after Great Lakes species, attracting fly fishers from around the country. Guide extraordinaire Karl Weixlmann provides a thorough compendium of information, tips, and tech niques for any angler chasing the elusive salmon, trout, and steelhead of the Great Lakes. Includes recipes for 86 flies and photo sequences of five casting and fishing techniques.


2020-03-24

On the Cains

By Brad Burns
  • Full Title : On the Cains
  • Author : Brad Burns
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 0811768155
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A historical look at and current guide to the Cains River in New Brunswick. There is almost a mystical aura surrounding the Cains and its Atlantic salmon and brook trout fishery. Only about a third of it was ever settled and then lightly, and by the middle of the twentieth century settlers had all given up and the river reverted to completely wild, which it still is today. The book also explores the Cains’s relationship with the Miramichi River, in particular the Black Brook, the biggest and most productive pool on the river. In low water, a substantial portion of the Cains’s fall run of fish stacks up there waiting for rain.


2008-10-03

The Beauty Diet: Looking Great has Never Been So Delicious

By Lisa Drayer
  • Full Title : The Beauty Diet: Looking Great has Never Been So Delicious
  • Author : Lisa Drayer
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN Code : 007154478X
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A new diet-based approach to beauty from the author of Strong, Slim and 30! Media-savvy author: Drayer makes frequent appearances on “Today,” “The Early Show on CBS,” “ Good Morning America,” Fox News, and CNN Headline News Drayer is a spokesperson for Crest, Noxema, L’Oreal and the Dairy Council as an established expert in beauty nutrition Includes her top 10 “beauty foods” and complete four-week meal plan


2014-11-13

The Sportswoman's Library, Volume 2 (of 2) (Illustrations)

By Various
  • Full Title : The Sportswoman's Library, Volume 2 (of 2) (Illustrations)
  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : WESTMINSTER: ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 167
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Example in this ebook When I look at the completed MSS. of the first volumes of the Sportswoman's Library, I feel deeply grateful to the many good sportswomen who have aided me in my work, not only for the great stores of practical knowledge they have brought to bear on the several subjects of which we have treated, but for the way in which they have collaborated with me. For this my warmest thanks are due to them one and all. The object we have placed before us, is to give women the information and help they are not likely to find in those books, which are written chiefly from a man's point of view, and we have therefore avoided, as far as possible, trenching on ground that has been already adequately covered by those who, to sportsmen and sportswomen alike, are the best authorities on the various subjects. If, therefore, our writings sometimes seem to be wanting in completeness, it is, I venture to think, to be attributed to this cause. When I first gathered round me the body of contributors, some of whom were personally unknown to me, I could but feel that the many threads I held in my hand might prove to be a very "tangled skein," before the work was brought to completion. This foreboding, however, I am glad to say, was entirely without foundation, for each writer threw herself into her part with such genuine determination to do the best she could for the matter of her work, that the minor details as to the manner in which it should be given to the world, did not assume undue proportions, and there has been nothing to throw the slightest shadow over the harmony in which we have worked. That the effort we have thus jointly made to give some help to our sister-sportswomen may be successful, is to wish the writers the best reward they can have, for the labour they have bestowed. Besides my fellow workers, I have a debt of gratitude to discharge to all who have so kindly assisted me. Foremost among these I must acknowledge the valuable help given by Lady Gifford, Mrs. Pryse-Rice, Mrs. Cheape, and Miss Lloyd, of Bronwydd, without whose assistance I could not have ventured to write on the subject of Hare-Hunting: by Mr. T. F. Dale, author of The Game of Polo, whose great practical knowledge of sport has made him an invaluable referee on many important questions: by another good sportsman, Captain the Hon. R. C. Drummond, who generously gave me the benefit of his advice on matters which have been a lifelong study to him: by Elizabeth, Lady Wilton; Lady Theodora Guest, Lady Gerard, Lady Dorothy Coventry, Mrs. Wrangham, Mrs. T. E. Harrison, Miss Serrell, Mr. C. H. Bassett, late Master of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds; Mr. Ian Heathcoat-Amory, Master of the Tiverton Staghounds; Mr. W. L. Wyllie, A.R.A.; Miss Maud Earl, Miss Walrond, Mr. Cuthbert Bradley, Dr. Lewis Mackenzie, Miss Florence Ritson, and Mrs. Dudley Smith. I must also acknowledge the help so readily given by Mr. Charles Lancaster, and Messrs. Holland and Holland, on the sport with which their names are so closely connected, and I must thank those photographers who have exercised their skill on our behalf, viz.: Messrs. Lombardi and Co., who, from the first, have helped us largely; Messrs. Lambert Weston, J. Weston and Son, Stuart, Becken, and A. Debenham. My thanks are also due to the Proprietors of Baily's Magazine, The Field, The Gentlewoman, and The Lady's Pictorial. Lastly, I must discharge the debt of gratitude I owe Messrs. A. Constable and Co., for the unfailing courtesy I have met with at their hands, and for the hearty way in which they have thrown themselves into the interests of the book. To be continue in this ebook


2014-04-01

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook

By America's Test Kitchen
  • Full Title : The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook
  • Author : America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher : America\'s Test Kitchen
  • ISBN Code : 1940352037
  • Pages : 440
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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50 Recipes for EVERYTHING You'll Ever Want to Make. Because smaller families shouldn't have to rely on recipes built for four or six, America's Test Kitchen has reengineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we've discovered that scaling down a recipe isn't as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make—from Classic Beef Stew to Lasagna to a mini batch of Fudgy Brownies or a Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake—will come out right (and perfectly proportioned) every time. We'll also give you options when you're short on time. 150 recipes, including Chicken Saltimbocca and Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steaks with Sweet-Tart Red Wine Sauce, can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. For those times when you want healthier fare, we've provided more than 100 recipes labeled "Light" such as Provencal Vegetable Soup and Poached Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit, each with nutritional information listed in an easy-to-read chart in the back of the book. And we include chapters on for-two slow cooking, grilling, and baking pies, quick breads, cakes, and cookies. A 25-page manual teaches the basics of cooking for two, including clever shopping strategies to reduce waste, smart storage tricks help extend freshness of key ingredients, and our picks for the most useful kitchen equipment for any two-person household.


2008-12-10

Feeding Christine

By Barbara Chepaitis
  • Full Title : Feeding Christine
  • Author : Barbara Chepaitis
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • ISBN Code : 0307480704
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this deliciously charming novel, Barbara Chepaitis-a new and truly one-of-a-kind voice in women's fiction-skillfully explores the powerful camaraderie shared by four exceptional women. Reminiscent of Like Water for Chocolate and How to Make an American Quilt, this unique tale filled with unforgettable characters has a style all its own. It is a delightful ode to the special unbreakable bond that exists between women-and the crazy things true friends will do to show they care. . . . Feeding Christine Teresa DiRosa believes that life, like fine food, is made special by mixing together the best ingredients: time, patience, and a lot of love. Owner of a thriving catering business, Bread and Roses, she has turned the feeding of stomachs and souls into her life's work. Now, with her niece Christine, best friend and bookkeeper Delia, and baker Amberlin, Teresa is gearing up for Bread and Roses' most important event of the year: the annual Christmas open house. But as Teresa juggles recipes and party decorations, her personal life is spinning out of control. Her divorce is barely final when a handsome acquaintance hints that he'd like to be more than just friends. Her college-age son has broken her heart by choosing to spend Christmas with his father. And her niece Christine, beautiful and artistic, is engaged to marry a prominent psychologist-but seems to be losing her own grip on sanity as her wedding draws closer. The preparty cooking marathon promises to be filled with the usual chaos and conversation, and Teresa hopes it will be a good time to talk things over with her niece. But she's not prepared when a suicidal Christine arrives at her house-and Teresa is the only one who can save her. The radical steps she takes to stop her niece from killing herself will shock everyone-but with Delia's and Amberlin's help, Teresa feeds Christine a healthy dose of courage, wisdom, and pure friendship . . . all while trying to pull off a grand party for a hundred people. Witty and warmhearted, Feeding Christine is a testament to the many different kinds of friendship it takes to live a full life-and to the different kinds of wisdom each of us has to share.


2005-09-30

Shell Shock to PTSD

By Edgar Jones,Simon Wessely
  • Full Title : Shell Shock to PTSD
  • Author : Edgar Jones,Simon Wessely
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 1135420580
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The application of psychiatry to war and terrorism is highly topical and a source of intense media interest. Shell Shock to PTSD explores the central issues involved in maintaining the mental health of the armed forces and treating those who succumb to the intense stress of combat. Drawing on historical records, recent findings and interviews with veterans and psychiatrists, Edgar Jones and Simon Wessely present a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of military psychiatry. The psychological disorders suffered by servicemen and women from 1900 to the present are discussed and related to contemporary medical priorities and health concerns. This book provides a thought-provoking evaluation of the history and practice of military psychiatry, and places its findings in the context of advancing medical knowledge and the developing technology of warfare. It will be of interest to practicing military psychiatrists and those studying psychiatry, military history, war studies or medical history.


2019-02-26

The Busy Mum's Guide to Weight Loss on a Budget

By Rhian Allen
  • Full Title : The Busy Mum's Guide to Weight Loss on a Budget
  • Author : Rhian Allen
  • Publisher : Plum
  • ISBN Code : 1760784664
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Bestselling author and founder of The Healthy Mummy Rhian Allen brings you the ultimate guide to losing weight on a budget. Filled with bulk cooking hacks, clever shopping tips and more than 120 delicious recipes at under $2.50 per serve, this book makes it easier than ever to eat well while losing weight and saving money. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.


2017-12-19

Measuring Shape

By F. Brent Neal,John C. Russ
  • Full Title : Measuring Shape
  • Author : F. Brent Neal,John C. Russ
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1439855994
  • Pages : 440
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"John Russ is the master of explaining how image processing gets applied to real-world situations. With Brent Neal, he’s done it again in Measuring Shape, this time explaining an expanded toolbox of techniques that includes useful, state-of-the-art methods that can be applied to the broad problem of understanding, characterizing, and measuring shape. He has a gift for finding the kernel of a particular algorithm, explaining it in simple terms, then giving concrete examples that are easily understood. His perspective comes from solving real-world problems and separating out what works in practice from what is just an abstract curiosity." —Tom Malzbender, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, USA Useful for those working in fields including industrial quality control, research, and security applications, Measuring Shape is a handbook for the practical application of shape measurement. Covering a wide range of shape measurements likely to be encountered in the literature and in software packages, this book presents an intentionally diverse set of examples that illustrate and enable readers to compare methods used for measurement and quantitative description of 2D and 3D shapes. It stands apart through its focus on examples and applications, which help readers quickly grasp the usefulness of presented techniques without having to approach them through the underlying mathematics. An elusive concept, shape is a principal governing factor in determining the behavior of objects and structures. Essential to recognizing and classifying objects, it is the central link in manmade and natural processes. Shape dictates everything from the stiffness of a construction beam, to the ability of a leaf to catch water, to the marketing and packaging of consumer products. This book emphasizes techniques that are quantitative and produce a meaningful yet compact set of numerical values that can be used for statistical analysis, comparison, correlation, classification, and identification. Written by two renowned authors from both industry and academia, this resource explains why users should select a particular method, rather than simply discussing how to use it. Showcasing each process in a clear, accessible, and well-organized way, they explore why a particular one might be appropriate in a given situation, yet a poor choice in another. Providing extensive examples, plus full mathematical descriptions of the various measurements involved, they detail the advantages and limitations of each method and explain the ways they can be implemented to discover important correlations between shape and object history or behavior. This uncommon assembly of information also includes sets of data on real-world objects that are used to compare the performance and utility of the various presented approaches.


2016-06-21

A Lifetime of Memories

By Tillie Fields
  • Full Title : A Lifetime of Memories
  • Author : Tillie Fields
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 1524613975
  • Pages : 292
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is compiled of a collection of stories that I wrote during the course of my lifetime. Once in awhile I would try my hand at poetry. These poems are towards the end of the book. I wish to share these stories and poems with you, the reader, so you can learn how I lived my life.


2010-11-01

So Vast and Various

By John Warkentin
  • Full Title : So Vast and Various
  • Author : John Warkentin
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 077359101X
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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John Warkentin looks at the work of geographers from 1831 to 1977 through the regional descriptions of seven perceptive observers of Canada who provide very different but illuminating interpretations: Joseph Bouchette, a surveyor-general from Lower Canada; George Parkin, an educator and journalist from New Brunswick; J.D. Rogers, a British barrister and scholar; Harold Innis, the great economic historian; R.C. Wallace, a geologist with administrative experience in the North; Bruce Hutchison, a brilliant BC journalist with deep regional insights; and Thomas Berger, who presided over a Royal Commission on northern development in the 1970s. Warkentin's introduction reveals how their descriptions and interpretations of Canada's areas helped provide the perceptions that influence contemporary conceptions of the country - both its regions and as a whole.


2012-12-06

Endocrine Disruption in Fish

By David E. Kime
  • Full Title : Endocrine Disruption in Fish
  • Author : David E. Kime
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1461549434
  • Pages : 396
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The last half-century has shown a dramatic increase in the standard of living of millions of people in Europe, North America and many parts of the Third World. This has, in many ways been brought about by scientific and technical developments which were initiated in the 1940s and 1950s. Promises were then made that nuclear energy would provide electricity so cheap that it would not need metering, pesticides would end malnutrition throughout the world and plastics and other synthetic chemicals would revolutionise our manufacturing industry and our way of life. Whilst some of these promises have been fulfilled, the problems of long-term health risks to humans and wildlife arising from the use, production and disposal of these products were either unknown or deliberately understated. Nuclear power is rendered economically unviable when the real cost of decommissioning and storage of waste for several millenia is included, and the effects on health of both humans and wildlife of early pest eradication programmes with organochlorine pesticides were well documented in Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring". Evidence of the effects of aerosols and refrigerants on depletion of the ozone layer has led to restriction on the use of CFCs, and there is now increasing evidence of climate change resulting from our profligate use of fossil fuels.


2021-03-23

Not on My Watch

By Alexandra Morton
  • Full Title : Not on My Watch
  • Author : Alexandra Morton
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0735279675
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Alexandra Morton has been called "the Jane Goodall of Canada" because of her passionate thirty-year fight to save British Columbia's wild salmon. Her account of that fight is both inspiring in its own right and a roadmap of resistance. Alexandra Morton came north from California in the early 1980s, following her first love--the northern resident orca. In remote Echo Bay, in the Broughton Archipelago, she found the perfect place to settle into all she had ever dreamed of: a lifetime of observing and learning what these big-brained mammals are saying to each other. She was lucky enough to get there just in time to witness a place of true natural abundance, and learned how to thrive in the wilderness as a scientist and a single mother. Then, in 1989, industrial aquaculture moved into the region, chasing the whales away. Her fisherman neighbours asked her if she would write letters on their behalf to government explaining the damage the farms were doing to the fisheries, and one thing led to another. Soon Alex had shifted her scientific focus to documenting the infectious diseases and parasites that pour from the ocean farm pens of Atlantic salmon into the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon, and then to proving their disastrous impact on wild salmon and the entire ecosystem of the coast. Alex stood against the farms, first representing her community, then alone, and at last as part of an uprising that built around her as ancient Indigenous governance resisted a province and a country that wouldn't obey their own court rulings. She has used her science, many acts of protest and the legal system in her unrelenting efforts to save wild salmon and ultimately the whales--a story that reveals her own doggedness and bravery but also shines a bright light on the ways other humans doggedly resist the truth. Here, she brilliantly calls those humans to account for the sake of us all.


2016-04-14

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

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  • Full Title : Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0128004266
  • Pages : 2132
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology is the definitive go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology. It provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy to search structure. Under the collective leadership of fifteen distinguished section editors, it is comprised of articles written by leading experts in the field, providing a full review of the current status of each topic. The articles are up-to-date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature. While all entries are authoritative and valuable to those with advanced understanding of evolutionary biology, they are also intended to be accessible to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Broad topics include the history of evolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics; speciation, life history evolution, evolution of sex and mating systems, evolutionary biogeography, evolutionary developmental biology, molecular and genome evolution, coevolution, phylogenetic methods, microbial evolution, diversification of plants and fungi, diversification of animals, and applied evolution. Presents fully comprehensive content, allowing easy access to fundamental information and links to primary research Contains concise articles by leading experts in the field that ensures current coverage of each topic Provides ancillary learning tools like tables, illustrations, and multimedia features to assist with the comprehension process


2000-03-10

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fishing Basics, 2E

By Mike Toth
  • Full Title : The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fishing Basics, 2E
  • Author : Mike Toth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101222123
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that the joy of fishing comes with skill, patience, and the right equipment. You can get yourself to the water and relax, but when it comes to baiting your hook and casting your cares away, you feel like a minnow swimming with the sharks! Don't throw back your angling ambitions just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fishing Basics, Second Edition', gives you the essentials for a successful fishing expedition whether you're heading for the local creek or the high seas. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -An emergency fishing guide to help get you started immediately. -The lowdown on tackle, hooks, lines, sinkers, and more. -All the right moves to feel, hook, play, and land your catch. -The bottom line on what you'll need (and need to do) if you want to flyfish, saltwater fish, or fish in still waters.


2003-11-16

Last Cry - Native American Prophecies & Tales of the End Times

By Robert Ghost Wolf
  • Full Title : Last Cry - Native American Prophecies & Tales of the End Times
  • Author : Robert Ghost Wolf
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1412214327
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Last cry ... remains a time tested revelation about Prophecy and the coming of the Awakening... Dr. Ghost Wolf has the unique ability of bridging many realities. Here he brings to light not only an indepth look at the teachings of the indigenous masters, but he also gives us profound insights into his own remarkable gifts of prophecy as a Shaman for the Metis People and leaves us looking ahead into the 21st Century with new eyes... Welcome to the Awakening.


2019-07-23

Stronghold

By Tucker Malarkey
  • Full Title : Stronghold
  • Author : Tucker Malarkey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1984801708
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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PNBA BESTSELLER • “A powerful and inspiring story. Guido Rahr’s mission to save the wild Pacific salmon leads him into adventures that make for a breathtakingly exciting read.”—Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia Editors’ Choice: The New York Times Book Review • Outside Magazine • National Book Review • Forbes In the tradition of Mountains Beyond Mountains and The Orchid Thief, Stronghold is Tucker Malarkey’s eye-opening account of one of the world’s greatest fly fishermen and his crusade to protect the world’s last bastion of wild salmon. From a young age, Guido Rahr was a misfit among his family and classmates, preferring to spend his time in the natural world. When the salmon runs of the Pacific Northwest began to decline, Guido was one of the few who understood why. As dams, industry, and climate change degraded the homes of these magnificent fish, Rahr saw that the salmon of the Pacific Rim were destined to go the way of their Atlantic brethren: near extinction. An improbable and inspiring story, Stronghold takes us on a wild adventure, from Oregon to Alaska to one of the world’s last remaining salmon strongholds in the Russian Far East, a landscape of ecological richness and diversity that is rapidly being developed for oil, gas, minerals, and timber. Along the way, Rahr contends with scientists, conservationists, Russian oligarchs, corrupt officials, and unexpected allies in an attempt to secure a stronghold for the endangered salmon, an extraordinary keystone species whose demise would reverberate across the planet. Tucker Malarkey, who joins Rahr in the Russian wilderness, has written a clarion call for a sustainable future, a remarkable work of natural history, and a riveting account of a species whose future is closely linked to our own. Praise for Stronghold “This book isn’t just about fish, it’s about life itself and the fragile unseen threads that connect all creatures across this beleaguered orb we call home. Guido Rahr’s quest to save the world’s wild salmon should serve as an inspiration—and a provocation—for us all, and Tucker Malarkey’s exquisite book captures Rahr’s weird and wonderful story with poignancy, humor, and grace.”—Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice and Blood and Thunder “A crazy-good, intensely lived book that reads like an international thriller—only it’s our beloved salmon playing the part of diamonds or oil or gold.”—David James Duncan, author of The River Why and The Brothers K


2013-10-10

The Salmon: The Extraordinary Story of the King of Fish

By Michael Wigan
  • Full Title : The Salmon: The Extraordinary Story of the King of Fish
  • Author : Michael Wigan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007487657
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.