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SALMON

Mark Kurlansky

Environmental author Mark Kurlansky joins us virtually for a discussion of his new book SALMON: A FISH, THE EARTH, AND THEIR COMMON FATE, a look at how the life cycle of the salmon correlates to the health of the Earth. He will be in conversation with Ben Jones, Executive Director of Texas Conservation Alliance, on Facebook Live on Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm. Make sure to tune in!

Purchase SALMON below! Signed bookplates are available, but supplies are limited so make sure to grab yours quickly!


“Henry David Thoreau wrote, ‘Who hears the fishes when they cry?’ Maybe we need to go down to the river bank and try to listen.”

In what he says is the most important piece of environmental writing in his long and award-winning career, Mark Kurlansky, best-selling author of Salt and CodThe Big Oyster, 1968, and Milk, among many others, employs his signature multi-century storytelling and compelling attention to detail to chronicle the harrowing yet awe-inspiring life cycle of salmon.

During his research Kurlansky traveled widely and observed salmon and those who both pursue and protect them in the Pacific and the Atlantic, in Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Japan, and even the robust but not as frequently visited Kamchatka Peninsula. This world tour reveals an eras-long history of man’s misdirected attempts to manipulate salmon and its environments for his own benefit and gain, whether for entertainment or to harvest food.

In addition, Kurlansky’s research shows that all over the world these fish, uniquely connected to both marine and terrestrial ecology as well as fresh and salt water, are a natural barometer for the health of the planet. He documents that for centuries man’s greatest assaults on nature, from overfishing to dams, from hatcheries to fish farms, from industrial pollution to the ravages of climate change, are evidenced in the sensitive life cycle of salmon.

With stunning historical and contemporary photographs and illustrations throughout, Kurlansky’s insightful conclusion is that the only way to save salmon is to save the planet and, at the same time, the only way to save the planet is to save the mighty, heroic salmon.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 6:00PM
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Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781938340864
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Patagonia - March 3rd, 2020