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Salmon : swimming for survival  Cover Image Book Book

Salmon : swimming for survival / Rowena Rae.

Rae, Rowena, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781459826533
  • ISBN: 1459826531
  • Physical Description: 105 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: [Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 102) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
meet the salmon -- salmon country -- name-dropping -- the best of both worlds -- the cycle of life -- through the ages -- the ones that get away -- at the heart of ecosystems -- salmon lands -- salmon oceans -- aquatic canaries -- atlantic salmon, the leaping fish -- the king of fish -- the human machine -- across the ocean -- wild atlantic salmon today -- pacific salmon, the hook-nosed fish -- the place with six salmon -- becoming salmon people -- explorers and settlers travel west -- canneries -- wild pacific salmon today -- fish out of water -- set the nets -- harvest in the atlantic ocean -- harvest in the pacific ocean -- all mixed up -- indigenous fishing rights -- fishing for fun -- rivers in ruins -- a shady deal -- reviving rivers -- the dammed -- taking dams down -- life under the ocean wave -- in hot water -- running out of gas -- when life gives you lemons -- opening new doors -- meddling with nature -- a bright idea? -- to hatch -- or not to hatch -- salmon in schools -- caged creatures -- farming fish -- the tip of the iceberg -- feeding carnivores -- jailbreak -- having lice isn't nice -- sick salmon -- changing places -- conclusion: a future for salmon? -- glossary -- resources -- acknowledgments -- index
Summary, etc.:
Salmon: Swimming for Survival introduces us to the dramatic life story of salmon.These fish hatch in streams, swim extreme distances out to sea, and then migrate home to where they were born to produce the next generation. But today their habitats and very survival are threatened by human activity. This book looks at the unique biology of salmon, their importance to many Indigenous communities, their cultural and economic impact and the vital role they play in ecosystems. With profiles from scientists, educators, fishers and more, learn about the people who are working hard to change the uncertain future of salmon and improve the chance that these iconic fish can survive for generations to come.
Target Audience Note:
1090L Lexile
Subject: Salmon > Juvenile literature.
Fishes > Juvenile literature.
Ocean > Juvenile literature.
Habitats > Juvenile literature.
Biology > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library JNF 597.56 Rae, Rowena (Text) 34MO2001811422 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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