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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"It will prove to be the definitive study of its subject until well into the 21st century." -- William G. Robbins, Oregon State University"Making Salmon
is a superb environmental history." -- Richard White, Stanford University
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