Stronghold One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon - Before It's Too Late

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Stronghold  is Tucker Malarkey's enthralling account of an unlikely visionary, Guido Rahr, and his crusade to protect the world's last bastion of wild salmon.

One of the most determined creatures on earth, salmon have succeeded in returning from the sea to their birth rivers to spawn for hundreds of thousands of years - no matter what the obstacles. But our steady incursions into their habitats mean increasingly few are making it, pushing these fish to near extinction.

In this improbable and inspiring story, we follow Guido on a wild and, at times, dangerous adventure from Oregon to Alaska, and then to one of the world's last remaining wildernesses, in the Russian Far East. Along the way, Guido contends with scientists, conservationists, Russian oligarchs and corrupt officials - and befriends some unexpected allies - in an attempt to secure a stronghold for the endangered salmon, an extraordinary keystone of our ecosystem whose demise would reverberate across the planet.

This book is a remarkable work of natural history, a clarion call for a sustainable future and a riveting insight into a fish whose future is closely linked to our own.

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Short Books

Short Books

Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books has established itself as a publisher of first-class, entertaining fiction and non-fiction. Notable successes have included bestselling Amo, amas, amat… And all that by Harry Mount, The Social Animal by David Brooks, The J.M Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society by Barbara J. Zitwer and The Fast Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. We are a small company, and pride ourselves on being light on our feet – thereby making a success of potentially high-risk or less obvious titles that the larger houses would turn down without a second look. Take, for example, the ground-breaking eco-/social regeneration book, Change the World for a Fiver, which has now sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780724010
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Imprint: Short Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 639.97756
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xx, 362 , 32 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 550g
Height: 145mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 31mm