One man's thrilling and transporting journey by canoe across Alaska in search of the king salmonThe Yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the United States. In this riveting examination of one of the last wild places on earth, Adam Weymouth canoes along the river's length, from Canada's Yukon Territory, through Alaska, to the Bering Sea. The result is a book that shows how even the most remote wilderness is affected by the same forces reshaping the rest of the planet.Every summer, hundreds of thousands of king salmon migrate the distance of the Yukon to their spawning grounds, where they breed and die, in what is the longest salmon run in the world. For the communities that live along the river, salmon was once the lifeblood of the economy and local culture. But climate change and a globalized economy have fundamentally altered the balance between man and nature; the health and numbers of king salmon are in question, as is the fate of the communi...
|Title||:||Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
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Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North Reviews
This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a very sensual account, whereby you can almost smell the fish and feel the wind and taste the clear water. Just beautiful.
There is the odd trail-off into imagined (or are they real?) scenarios which to me felt a litt ...more
Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well written book.
I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. It is an advance reading copy.
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I can certainly say that I know more about salmon than I did before, and I learned it through an interesting story of a trip down a river in a canoe. This was well written and compelling in the subplots of the fight of commercialized versus subsistence fishing and the impact this battle has had on the people and cultures on the front lines. This book is a solid 3.5 stars and worth reading. While the book gets bogged down on technical details which reinforce the backdrop of the internal battle of ...more