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Making salmon : an environmental history of the Northwest fisheries crisis
Taylor, Joseph E.
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Publication Information:
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [1999]

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xv, 421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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Winner of the George Perkins Marsh Award, American Society for Environmental History

Author Notes

Joseph E. Taylor III is assistant professor of history at Iowa State University.

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Library Journal Review

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.ÄBarbara Butler, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

William Cronon
List of Mapsp. vii
Foreword: Speaking for Salmonp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: A Durable Crisisp. 3
1 Dependence, Respect, and Moderationp. 13
2 Historicizing Overfishingp. 39
3 Inventing a Panaceap. 68
4 Making Salmonp. 99
5 Taking Salmonp. 133
6 Urban Salmonp. 166
7 Remaking Salmonp. 203
8 Taking Responsibilityp. 237
Citation Abbreviationsp. 259
Notesp. 263
Bibliographic Essayp. 379
Indexp. 411