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An entirely synthetic fish : how rainbow trout beguiled America and overran the world

Author: Anders Halverson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
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Anders Halverson provides an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has become the most commonly stocked and controversial freshwater fish in the United States. Discovered in the remote waters of northern California, rainbow trout have been artificially propagated and distributed for more than 130 years by government officials eager to present Americans with an  Read more...
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Halverson, Anders, 1969-
Entirely synthetic fish.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009036200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Halverson
ISBN: 9780300166866 0300166869
OCLC Number: 808347720
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 257 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: A less bold and spirited nation --
Essentially a national matter --
Let the best fish win --
As many different states as possible --
A new variety of trout --
Define me a gentleman --
Paying customers and hatchery product --
A full-scale military operation --
Money makes a way --
The way of the passenger pigeon --
A single new mongrel species --
It doesn't do any good --
Epilogue. The last generation of troutfishers.
Responsibility: Anders Halverson.
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Offers an account of the rainbow trout and why it has become the most commonly stocked and controversial freshwater fish in the United States. This work reveals a range of characters, from  Read more...

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"Intelligent, fair-minded and uncommonly readable."--;i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette--Rob Oden"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" (07/25/2010)

 
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