Return to the River A Story of the Chinook Run

By: Haig-Brown, Roderick

Price: $39.95

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear with short tears, chipping with 1/4" piece missing from DJ at bottom of spine. Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; "Drawn back again to spawn in the stream that hatched them, the deep-sea salmon, the great silver chinooks, return as inevitably as the September rains. Return to the River captures the whole sweep of the chinook migration in every significant detail: the departure seaward of the millions of small fry in the spring of the second year, the saltwater life of the free-swimming schools in the deeps beyond Puget Sound, the later return of the survivors - sixty- and eighty-pounders that leap against every obstacle, striving to complete their lives at last among upland shallows barely deep enough to contain them.Roderick Haig-Brown, observing with the trained eye of the naturalist what he records with a novelist’s skill, here sets forth the dramatic life history of one salmon from her hatching through her mating—the fulfillment of her life cycle."

Title: Return to the River A Story of the Chinook Run

Author Name: Haig-Brown, Roderick

Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles DeFeo

Categories: Salmon,

Edition: 1st Canadian

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Ltd.: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 18292

Keywords: Salmon British Columbia Fishing