Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
Totem Salmon : Life Lessons from Another Species, House, Freeman

Author Name    House, Freeman

Title   Totem Salmon : Life Lessons from Another Species

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Beacon Press

ISBN Number    0807085499 / 9780807085493

Seller ID   SKU1039890

0807085499 Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

Part lyrical natural history, part social and philosophical manifesto, "Totem Salmon" tells the story of a determined band of locals who've worked for over two decades to save one of the last purely native species of salmon in California. The book-call it the zen of salmon restoration-traces the evolution of the Mattole River Valley community in northern California as it learns to undo the results of rapacious logging practices; to invent ways to trap wild salmon for propagation; and to forge alliances between people who sometimes agree on only one thing-that there is nothing on earth like a Mattole king salmon.
House writes from streamside: "I think I can hear through the cascades of sound a systematic plop, plop, plop, as if pieces of fruit are being dropped into the water. Sometimes this is the sound of a fish searching for the opening upstream; sometimes it is not. I breathe quietly and wait." Freeman House's writing about fish and fishing is erotic, deeply observed, and simply some of the best writing on the subject in recent literature.
House tells the story of the annual fishing rituals of the indigenous peoples of the Klamath River in northern California, one that relies on little-known early ethnographic studies and on indigenous voices-a remarkable story of self-regulation that unites people and place. And his riffs on the colorful early history of American hatcheries, on property rights, and on the "happiness of the state" show precisely why he's considered a West Coast visionary.
Petitions to list a dozen West Coast salmon runs under the provisions of the Endangered Species Act make saving salmon an issue poised to consume the Pacific West. "Never before, said Federal officials, has so much land or so many people been given notice that they will have to alter their lives to restore a wild species" ("New York Times, " 2/27/98). "Totem Salmon" is set to become the essential read for this newest chapter in our relations with other wild things.

Price = 5.00 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Poems from Auroville by Sri Aurobindo, Sri Aurobindo
Poems from Auroville by Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo
34.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Dancing With My Shadow by Rowan, Grace Reed, Rowan, Grace Reed
Dancing With My Shadow by Rowan, Grace Reed
Rowan, Grace Reed
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Alien Citadel (Piccolo Books), Hill, Douglas
Alien Citadel (Piccolo Books)
Hill, Douglas
12.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Principles, Aims and Statutes of the I.W.A. : Rebel Worker Pamphlet #2, n/a
Principles, Aims and Statutes of the I.W.A. : Rebel Worker Pamphlet #2
n/a
13.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Collecting Light: Poems by Hutchins, Christina, Hutchins, Christina
Collecting Light: Poems by Hutchins, Christina
Hutchins, Christina
42.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion Volume 2, Number 3, 1992, n/a
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion Volume 2, Number 3, 1992
n/a
6.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Inmediatismo by Bey, Hakim (Traduccion y notas de Carlos Barona, Bey, Hakim (Traduccion y notas de Carlos Barona
Inmediatismo by Bey, Hakim (Traduccion y notas de Carlos Barona
Bey, Hakim (Traduccion y notas de Carlos Barona
23.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Paleo Fitness: A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy, Darryl Edwards
Paleo Fitness: A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
Darryl Edwards
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Big Bear: The Man and His People, Dempsey, Hugh A.
Big Bear: The Man and His People
Dempsey, Hugh A.
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Under the Moon, Buchan, Jane
Under the Moon
Buchan, Jane
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Mario : a novel, Jasmin, Claude
Mario : a novel
Jasmin, Claude
17.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Innocent Bystander, Percy, H. R.
Innocent Bystander
Percy, H. R.
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to earthlightbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie