Making Salmon: An Environmental History Of The Northwest Fisheries Crisis (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)
In the past 20 years the Pacific Northwest has invested billions of dollars to save salmon runs, and the only thing everyone can agree upon is that the effort has largely failed. Scientists, historians, politicians, and journalists have offered many explanations for this "salmon crisis, " but few have looked very far into the past or plumbed primary material necessary to u...more
Published October 1st 1999 by University of Washington Press
(first published January 1st 1999)
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most of this book is really dry, but the last section is awesome- i actually found myself exclaiming "i love what you're saying!" out loud... to the book... more than once while reading it. also, this is the first book i've read for class that even sort of addresses race and class while talking about environmental issues.
Just finished this book for the second time in preparation for a talk I am giving this coming spring. I think it's the best of the books that cover the northwest salmon situation, and it still is even though it's almost 15 years old now. It covers both the biology and the politics really well.