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To Sea and Back free pdf This is the perfect Christmas gift for people interested in the natural world. The Atlantic salmon is an extraordinary and mysterious fish. For centuries mankind has wondered how it is able to survive both in fresh and salt water and how it navigates thousands of miles to feeding grounds in the northern oceans before returning to the burns of its birth to reproduce. Richard Shelton combines personal memoir and science to reveal the riverine and marine worlds from the salmon's point of view. He explores the salmon's life cycle and places the fish in its evolutionary context - one that is much closer to man's than we might imagine. Along the way, he describes the feat of exploration that gave us our first real understanding of the oceans, introduces the great Victorian naturalist Frank Buckland, 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. It is suitable for fans of Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin, Mark Cocker, Nicholas Crane, Philip Hoare's "Leviathan", Mark Kurlansky's "Cod" and Richard Shelton's "The Longshoreman", as well as fishing enthusiasts.

About Richard Shelton

Richard Shelton headed the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory at Pitlochry from 1982 to 2001. He is currently Research Director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust and Chairman of the Buckland Foundation. He lives in Fife. His first book, The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water's Edge, was published by Atlantic Books in 2004 to great critical acclaim.

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Author : Richard Shelton
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Data Published : 01 October 2009
ISBN : 1843547848
EAN : 9781843547846
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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