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Salmon Nation: People, Fish and Our Common Home

Gary Snyder
Salmon Nation Edited by Edward C. Wolf and Seth Zuckerman

© 2003, 1999 by Ecotrust
92 pages, paperbound, with color illustrations
U.S. $9.95
ISBN 0-9676364-1-8
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Distributed to the book trade by Oregon State University Press.

Salmon Nation: People, Fish and Our Common Home takes you behind the headlines in the company of six knowledgeable guides to a deeper understanding of the most celebrated fish of western North America. Thoughtful essays trace the relationship between people and salmon from the days of abundance that sustained Northwest Coast native cultures to the troubled world of salmon today and suggest a future of rivers restored and fishing livelihoods revived — a future still within our reach. Full-color maps of the state of Pacific salmon, published here for the first time, offer a powerful "big picture" perspective that lends new urgency to efforts to heal the breach between people and salmon.

Inside the book…

Recalling Celilo
by Elizabeth Woody
Native peoples' relationship with the fish.

Muddied Waters, Muddled Thinking
by Jim Lichatowich and Seth Zuckerman
Salmon's loss of habitat and how it resulted from Westerners' world view.

Ghost Town
by Richard Manning
The damage that hatcheries and fish farms cause to wild fish and the human communities that rely on them.

The Six Species of Salmon Nation: A Portfolio of Maps
by Dorie Roth
The status of chinook, chum, coho, pink, sockeye, and steelhead, river by river, up and down the West Coast.

Keep the Gift Moving
by Freeman House
One man's experience as a commercial fisherman, and how it led him to work to restore salmon.

Toward a New Salmon Economy
by Seth Zuckerman
How residents of the West Coast are renewing the bond between people and fish.

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