A temporary refuge : fourteen seasons with wild summer steelhead (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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A temporary refuge : fourteen seasons with wild summer steelhead

Author: Lee Spencer; Jim Lichatowich; Cathy Eliot
Publisher: Ventura, CA : Patagonia, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"As featured in the documentary, DamNation (Patagonia, 2014). During his first summer, Spencer built a sheltered viewing platform, a place to sit with Sis and his notebook, and observe the denizens of the pool for months, and, finally, years on end. Shortly before setting up camp during his first season, Spencer cut the points off the hooks of all his steelhead flies, freeing himself to see more deeply the beauty of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Lee Spencer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Spencer; Jim Lichatowich; Cathy Eliot
ISBN: 1938340671 9781938340673
OCLC Number: 959537125
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Nature/Environment) 2018
Description: 319 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Lee Spencer ; foreword by Jim Lichatowich ; illustrations by Cathy Eliot.

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"As featured in the documentary, DamNation (Patagonia, 2014). During his first summer, Spencer built a sheltered viewing platform, a place to sit with Sis and his notebook, and observe the denizens of the pool for months, and, finally, years on end. Shortly before setting up camp during his first season, Spencer cut the points off the hooks of all his steelhead flies, freeing himself to see more deeply the beauty of his surroundings. As the predatory urge faded, a kind of blindness went with it, and Spencers eyes and mind became figurative hooks, enabling him to capture the stunning lives and behaviors of these charismatic wild creatures with an intimacy that has rarely been offered before.A distillation of fourteen years of detailed observations, in this surprisingly engaging almanac, Spencer records a natural history teeming with fish, water, vegetation, birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, seasonal changes, and interesting events and stories. Spencer is a modern-day Thoreau, and the steelhead pool is his Walden Pond." -- Amazon.com.

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"This is strong nature writing-descriptive and thorough, and helped by Spencer's obvious devotion to his task." -Foreword Reviews (STARRED REVIEW) "One of the best outdoor books of the summer." Read more...

 
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