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AN ENTIRELY SYNTHETIC FISH: HOW RAINBOW TROUT BEGUILED AMERICA AND OVERRAN

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Author: Anders Halverson
Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN: 0-300-14087-8
ISBN #: 0-300-14087-8
Binding Type: Hardcover
AN ENTIRELY SYNTHETIC FISH: HOW RAINBOW TROUT BEGUILED AMERICA AND OVERRAN THE WORLD Discovered in the remote waters of northern California, rainbow trout have been artificially propagated and distributed for more than 130 years by government officials eager to present Americans with an opportunity to get back to nature by going fishing. Proudly dubbed an entirely synthetic fish by fisheries managers, the rainbow trout has been introduced into every state and province in the United States and Canada and to every continent except Antarctica, often with devastating effects on the native fauna. Halverson examines the paradoxes and reveals a range of characters, from nineteenth-century boosters who believed rainbows could be the saviors of democracy to twenty-first-century biologists who now seek to eradicate them from waters around the globe. Ultimately, the story of the rainbow trout is the story of our relationship with the natural worldhow it has changed and how it startlingly has not.ABOUT THE AUTHORAnders Halverson is a research associate at the University of Colorados Center of the American West. He has a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology from Yale University and has received several awards for his journalism. He was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support the research and writing of An Entirely "Synthetic" Fish. ISBN: 0-300-14087-8 publish date: 01/31/2010

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