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The founding fish

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of the American shad traces its annual migrations and life cycle in both freshwater rivers and the ocean, focusing on those living in the Delaware River and discussing issues related to tidal power and catch-and-release campaigns.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John McPhee
ISBN: 0374104441 9780374104443 0374528837 9780374528836
OCLC Number: 49558590
Description: 358 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: They're in the river --
A selective advantage --
Amending nature --
Farewell to the nineteenth century --
Spawning and the outmigration --
A competitive advantage --
The shad alley --
The founding fish --
The portable rock --
The compensatory response --
Absent without leave --
The shad city --
Inside the cavity --
Catch-and-dissect --
Inside the head --
Catch-and-release.
Responsibility: John McPhee.
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A study of the American shad traces its annual migrations and life cycle in both freshwater rivers and the ocean, focusing on those living in the Delaware River and discussing issues related to tidal power and catch-and-release campaigns.

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