To Sea and Back : The Heroic Life of the Atlantic Salmon. First U.K. Edition in dustjacket

By: SHELTON, Richard

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SHELTON, Richard. To Sea and Back : The Heroic Life of the Atlantic Salmon.London : Atlantic Books, (2009). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-x,1-213,(1). I llustrated. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt ltetering to spine, blue marbled endpapers. "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 thesalmon's secret life." (from the dj). Contents : The turning point; Home a t last; At glamis; Field mice for tea; The start of a double life; At altries; Drinking like a fish; Living and learning; To know the ocean blue; To sea with the smolts; Fat is a fishy issue; Of bugs and brood stock; The hydrographer's fish; By Ebrie's bleak banks; On lancelets, lampreys. and teleosts; Children of the sun; Of salmon and sea lords; The real meaning of life;The pilgrims. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: To Sea and Back : The Heroic Life of the Atlantic Salmon. First U.K. Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: SHELTON, Richard

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Atlantic Books, London, 2009, ISBN:9781843547846:

Seller ID: 114100

Keywords: SALMON FISH FISHERY NATURAL HISTORY ECOLOGY LIFE CYCLE UNITED KINGDOM,