By Anders Halverson

ISBN-10: 0300140878

ISBN-13: 9780300140873

ISBN-10: 0300140886

ISBN-13: 9780300140880

Anders Halverson offers an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has turn into the main regularly stocked and arguable freshwater fish within the usa. chanced on within the distant waters of northern California, rainbow trout were artificially propagated and allotted for greater than one hundred thirty years via executive officers wanting to current american citizens with a chance to come back to nature by way of going fishing. Proudly dubbed “an solely man made fish” by way of fisheries managers, the rainbow trout has been brought into each kingdom and province within the usa and Canada and to each continent other than Antarctica, usually with devastating results at the local fauna. Halverson examines the paradoxes and divulges more than a few characters, from nineteenth-century boosters who believed rainbows may be the saviors of democracy to twenty-first-century biologists who now search to get rid of them from waters around the world. eventually, the tale of the rainbow trout is the tale of our courting with the average world—how it has replaced and the way it startlingly has not.

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