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Adam's River

by Mark Hume, photographs by Rick Blacklaws

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list price: $24.00
edition:Paperback
category: Nature
published: Jan 1994
ISBN:9780921586340
publisher: New Star Books
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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 into the Pacific Ocean and back. Mark Hume brings together science and mythology in a fascinating story that reveals secrets of the Adam's River sockeye that are only now coming to light. He explains the salmon's vital role in the river's ecosystem, and in the lives of the people who for thousands of years have lived along the river's banks, and who have depended on the salmon for their livelihood.

With many beautiful color and black & white photographs by photographer Rick Blacklaws and sixteen original drawings by Tom Moore, Adam's River is the story of the magnificent creature that unites British Columbia's rugged coast with its interior — the salmon.

About the Authors

Mark Hume is an award-winning environmental journalist and author of four books, including the acclaimed River of the Angry Moon. He was formerly a national correspondent and columnist with the Globe and Mail, BC bureau chief for the National Post, and a senior correspondent with the Vancouver Sun. Based in Vancouver, he has fly fished in British Columbia for fifty years.

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Rick Blacklaws was born in Calgary, Alberta, and came to BC thirty years ago to complete his graduate studies in archaeology. During that time he has also travelled BC, photographing the province in all its regions and seasons. Trained in landscape photography, Rick creates images that document people and their relationship to the land. Ranchland is his third book; his most recent title, The Fraser River (text by Alan Haig-Brown), won the 1997 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize.

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