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The fish in the forest : salmon and the web of life

Author: M Dale Stokes; Doc White
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[An] exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem--from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to kelp forests--are intimately linked with the biology of the Pacific salmon ... and demonstrates how the cycling of nutrients between the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Dale Stokes; Doc White
ISBN: 9780520269200 0520269209
OCLC Number: 856879254
Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The forest and the fish --
Life and death of a salmon --
The salmon signature --
Salmon gestalt --
The salmon forest --
Full circle.
Series Title: Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment.
Responsibility: text by Dale Stokes ; photographs by Doc White.

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"[An] exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem--from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to kelp forests--are intimately linked with the biology of the Pacific salmon ... and demonstrates how the cycling of nutrients between the ocean and the land, mediated by the life and death of the salmon, is not only key to understanding the landscape of the north Pacific coast, but is also a powerful metaphor for all of life on earth"--Page [2] of jacket.

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"Clearly explains why salmon are important to the ecology of the Pacific Northwest and why the habitats should be protected to keep the species healthy and prolific... Ideal for readers who are Read more...

 
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