Menu

To Sea & Back: the Heroic Life of the Atlantic Salmon

By Richard Shelton

Combining exquisite natural history with beguiling autobiographical & historical narrative, a portrait of a fish whose story is closely intertwined with our own. 8 color photos, 40 line drawings; 5x8 inches, 224 pgs.

$14.95

5 in stock

Quantity to Order:
Categories: ,

ISBN: 1-84354-785-6

EAN: 978-1-84354-785-3

Binding: Softcover

Publish Date: 30/06/2011

Share this product!

Description

The Atlantic salmon is an extraordinary and mysterious fish. Here, 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 brooks 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, this 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.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"this examination of the life of the wild Atlantic salmon should intrigue any natural history-minded reader...encyclopedic yet eminently readable"—Booklist

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Shelton
is research director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust, former head of a freshwater fisheries laboratory, and the author of The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water’s Edge, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

Additional information

Weight0.7125 lbs
Dimensions5 × 0.7 × 8 in

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

FLY FISHING

Equipment / SuppliesLodges / Resorts
Online Retailers
Schools
Shops/Guides
Travel

MEDIA

ArtworkBlogsBooks
DVDs / VideosMagazines / Ezines
Websites
Clubs

Get in touch

Contact UsAdvertise

Legal

Terms and ConditionsPrivacy Policy
Copyright © 2020 Ask About Fly Fishing | As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases through links from this website.
twitterfacebook