Backcasts A Global History of Fly Fishing and Conservation

Backcasts
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780226366579
  • Druk: 1
  • augustus 2016
  • 400 pagina's
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Samenvatting

"Many of us probably would be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect."-Norman Maclean

Though Maclean writes of an age-old focus of all anglers—the day's catch—he may as well be speaking to another, deeper accomplishment of the best fishermen and fisherwomen: the preservation of natural resources.

Backcasts celebrates this centuries-old confluence of fly fishing and conservation. However religious, however patiently spiritual the tying and casting of the fly may be, no angler wishes to wade into rivers of industrial runoff or cast into waters devoid of fish or full of invasive species like the Asian carp. So it comes as no surprise that those who fish have long played an active, foundational role in the preservation, management, and restoration of the world's coldwater fisheries. With sections covering the history of fly fishing; the sport's global evolution, from the rivers of South Africa to Japan; the journeys of both native and nonnative trout; and the work of conservation organizations such as the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, Backcasts casts wide.

Highlighting the historical significance of outdoor recreation and sports to conservation in a collection important for fly anglers and scholars of fisheries ecology, conservation history, and environmental ethics, Backcasts explores both the problems anglers and their organizations face and how they might serve as models of conservation—in the individual trout streams, watersheds, and landscapes through which these waters flow.

Recensie(s)

-Backcasts offers essays and original research on the subject of fly fishing and its role in conservation from an American and global perspective, which is usually lacking in such works, as well as articles detailing contributions of Native Americans and women. Both the fly fishing community as a whole, especially conservationist organizations, and students in fisheries biology will find value in the essays that deal with the historical background to fishing and conservation and those that deal with contemporary problems, with a special emphasis on the impact of invasive species. Backcasts flows. It will be a fine contribution to scholarship. The editors and authors should be proud of their hard work.---Todd E. A. Larson, Xavier University

Productspecificaties

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2016-07-15
Afmetingen
23,1 x 15,5 x 3 cm
Aantal pagina's
400 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Bryon Borgelt
Redacteur
Samuel Snyder
Co-redacteur
Bryon Borgelt
Uitgever
The University Of Chicago Press

EAN

EAN
9780226366579

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2016-08-26
Subtitel
A Global History of Fly Fishing and Conservation
Thema Subject Code
WN

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