From Library Journal
An outgrowth of Taylor's doctoral dissertation, this book addresses many aspects of the salmon crisis: aboriginal fishing, European settlement (including mining and agriculture), hatcheries, industrial fisheries, and pen rearing of salmon. He concludes with a chapter calling for all parties to take responsibility for salmon stocks and habitat restoration. Well researched and well documented, the book captures the complexity of the salmon's plight and presents it in a well-organized format. Fully a third of the book is devoted to notes from chapters, citation abbreviations, source notes for maps, and the bibliographic essay. Making Salmon is a fairly opinionated treatment of the subject. A similar book with a more even tone is Upstream: Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest (National Academy Pr., 1996), but both works deserve a place in every academic and public library, particularly those in the Pacific Northwest.ABarbara Butler, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston
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"Of the nearly dozen books written about Pacific salmon in the last few years, this is the best and most informative."―Library Journal
"This is a benchmark book in the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest, one that breaks new ground and provides a model for future discussions in the field. . . . Everyone concerned about today’s salmon conditions in the Pacific Northwest and the importance of historical agency in environmental affairs should read this book."―Environmental History
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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