Mark Hume is an award-winning journalist and former senior correspondent with the Vancouver Sun. He is the author of The Run of the River and Adam's River and has published articles in the Boston Globe, the Torotno Star, Equinox, Reader's Digest and Fly Fishing. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Adam's River sockeye run is one of the natural wonders of the world. Every October, the river turns red as hundreds of thousands of mature, scarlet—humped sockeye salmon return from the Pacific Ocean to spawn and die in the same gravel beds where they hatched four years earlier.
Adam's River tells the story of the salmon's epic journey far out …
* Did you know the American redstart turns its eggs every eight minutes to ensure the developing bird stays warm on allsides?
* Did you know the female bufflehead, the smallest of all waterfowl in North America, weighs less than a pound, or only 325 grams? The largest waterfowl, the trumpeter swan, weighs over 30 pounds or 13.6 kilograms.
* Did yo …
Winner of the Roderick-Haig Brown Prize.
The Bella Coola River, now closed to steelhead fishing because the stocks are endangered, is a magnificent sight. Flowing through the stunning richness of British ColumbiaÌs temperate rain forest, the Bella Coola River is one of the worldÌs celebrated fishing streams. In this poetic and powerful book, Mark …
The Bella Coola River, now closed to steelhead fishing because the stocks are endangered, is a magnificent sight. Flowing through the stunning richness of British Columbia's temperate rain forest, the Bella Coola River is one of the world's celebrated fishing streams. In this poetic and powerful book, Mark Hume describes a year in the life of the …
In his portrait of eleven British Columbia rivers, veteran Vancouver Sun reporter Mark Hume focuses on the environmental impact of our communities and ways of life. In BC's multifaceted ecological problems, Hume covers the problem to solution spectrum in detail, suggesting logical solutions to prevent further damage.