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The Fish in the Forest: Salmon and the Web of Life
by Dale Stokes
The Fish in the Forest is an elegantly written, beautifully illustrated exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem—from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to kelp forests—are intimately ...more
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published June 12th 2014 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 2014)
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Deciduous and Coniferous Forests
forests, woods, copses, coppices, arbors, orchards
169th out of 190 books — 74 voters
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Informative, interesting, and readable book about the life cycle of salmon and the role it plays in the ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest. I learned the main varieties and their characteristics, how they morph during the spawning cycle, how they return to the stream where they were hatched (akin to imprinting in certain kinds of birds), who the main predators are, and how they feed the ecosystem of which they are a part.