ISBN-10: 0316396702

ISBN-13: 9780316396707

"Kings of the Yukon succeeds as an event story, a traditional heritage and a piece of art." -- Wall road Journal

One man's exciting and transporting trip by means of canoe throughout Alaska looking for the king salmon

The Yukon river is 2,000 miles lengthy, the longest stretch of free-flowing river within the usa. during this riveting exam of 1 of the final wild areas on the earth, Adam Weymouth canoes alongside the river's size, from Canada's Yukon Territory, via Alaska, to the Bering Sea. the result's a publication that indicates how even the main distant desert is tormented by an analogous forces reshaping the remainder of the planet.

Every summer time, millions of king salmon migrate the space of the Yukon to their spawning grounds, the place they breed and die, in what's the longest salmon run on this planet. For the groups that dwell alongside the river, salmon used to be the lifeblood of the financial system and native tradition. yet weather swap and a globalized financial system have essentially altered the stability among guy and nature; the wellbeing and fitness and numbers of king salmon are in query, as is the destiny of the groups that depend upon them.
Traveling alongside the Yukon because the salmon migrate, a four-month trip via untrammeled panorama, Adam Weymouth strains the elemental interconnectedness of individuals and fish via searing and unforgettable photographs of the contributors he encounters. He deals a strong, nuanced glimpse into indigenous cultures, and into our ever-complicated dating with the wildlife. Weaving within the wealthy heritage of salmon throughout time in addition to the technological know-how in the back of their mysterious lifestyles cycle, Kings of the Yukon is amazing experience and nature writing at its so much pressing and poetic.

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