Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon


      Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon
A powerful and inspiring story Guido Rahr s mission to save the wild Pacific salmon leads him into adventures that make for a breathtakingly exciting read Ian Frazier, author of Travels in SiberiaIn the tradition of Mountains Beyond Mountains and The Orchid Thief, Stronghold is Tucker Malarkey s gripping chronicle of an unlikely visionary and his crusade to protect the world s last bastion for wild salmon From a young age, Guido Rahr was a misfit among his family and classmates, preferring to spend his time in the natural world An obsessive fly fisherman, Rahr noticed when the salmon runs of the Pacific Northwest began to decline and was one of the few who understood why As dams, industry, and climate change degraded the homes of these magnificent fish, Rahr saw that the salmon of the Pacific Rim were destined to go the way of their Atlantic brethren near extinction.An improbable and inspiring story, Stronghold takes us on a wild adventure, from Oregon to Alaska to one of the world s last remaining salmon strongholds in the Russian Far East, a landscape of ecological richness and diversity that is rapidly being developed for oil, gas, minerals, and timber And along the way Rahr must navigate a tangled web of scientists, conservationists, Russian oligarchs, corrupt officials, impenetrable bureaucracies, and unexpected allies in order to set into motion a plan to secure the survival of the endangered salmon, an extraordinary keystone species whose demise would reverberate across the planet Tucker Malarkey, who accompanies Rahr to the Russian wilderness and reports on events from up close, has written a clarion call for a sustainable future, a remarkable work of natural history, and a riveting account of a species whose future is closely linked to that of our own All fishermen know that we have to fight to save the waters we love Stronghold tells a captivating story of the struggle to save the last great salmon rivers Johnny Morris, founder owner of Bass Pro shops, owner of Cabela s New Read eBook Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon By Tucker Malarkey – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Tucker Malarkey was raised in San Francisco She attended Georgetown University and was then hired by the Washington Post where she spent the next four years working on the Foreign Desk and then with columnist Haynes Johnson on the book, SLEEPWALKING THROUGH HISTORY, a best selling account of the Reagan years Before accepting a magazine job in New York, she decided to go to Africa for three months, visiting an island off the coast of Kenya where there were no cars and only the occasional phone a place that seemed ideal for figuring out a life plan The trip that was to last three months lasted two years Upon returning to America, she was admitted to the Iowa Writers Workshop.Tucker is the author of the critically acclaimed and national bestselling novels An Obvious Enchantment and Resurrection her love of human culture and wilderness have since taken her all over the world, where she has worked on various film and writing projects Stronghold is her first major work of non fiction.

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon
  • Tucker Malarkey
  • 14 February 2018
  • 1984801694

10 thoughts on “ Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon

  1. says:

    Stronghold deliverers the importance of our planet, conservation and sustainability in a nice neat adventure filled package Strongholdchronicles the life and triumphs of Guido Rahr, one of the incredible minds at the forefront of global conservation and sustainability Tucker perfectly captures Guido as a child with a unique connection to the natural world and subsequently his struggles through academia, eventually emerging as the celebrated naturalist he is today However, it is easy to see Stronghold deliverers the importance of our planet, conservation and sustainability in a nice neat adventure filled package Strongholdchronicles the life and triumphs of Guido Rahr, one of the incredible minds at the forefront of global conservation and sustainability Tucker perfectly captures Guido as a child with a unique connection to the natural world and subsequently his struggles through academia, eventually emerging as the celebrated naturalist he is today However, it is easy to see that the real star of this book is the Pacific Salmon The journey of salmon across oceans and rivers back to their place of birth is pivotal to ecosystems as a whole Malarkey examines the impact of humans on this keyston...

  2. says:

    A biography of Guido Rahr and his efforts to preserve wild salmon in the Pacific Basin Today, he would be classed ADD during his early years This insightful book was written by his cousin This was a free review copy obtained via Goodreads.com.

  3. says:

    This book is an eye opener on the crisis regarding salmon health around the globe There were so many points that I never knew about how different salmon varieties prefer different parts of a river for spawning and how their bodies are built to return to that specific area how we can learn so much about a salmon s lifecycle by analyzing its otolith basically, the fish s tree rings like how the fish interact with trees and how climate change is hurting the species how Atlantic salmon are This book is an eye opener on the crisis regarding salmon health around the globe There were so many points that I never knew about how different salmon varieties prefer different parts of a river for spawning and how their bodies are built to return to that specific area how we can learn so much about a salmon s...

  4. says:

    Yes, this is a non fiction book about salmon, but it is also an extraordinary story, told with rich language and a fluid, playful cadence There s this balance between the concrete and explicit bio diversity, evolution, keystone species, geo political history, etc with the deeply personal, with lyrical, poetic musings It is all together enraptur...

  5. says:

    5 starsA fascinating look at the world s declining salmon population and the ecological concerns happening around the world The future is grim if changes are not made soon I definitely recommend this book to everyone I received a complim...

  6. says:

    I chose this book on the strength of the publishers blurb, that it is in the vein of The Orchid Thief which I loved, and it s about saving Salmon, from Oregon and beyond, and I live in Oregon I didn t know that Guido Rahr and the author are cousins or that they were children together in Deschutes county where I live, or that Guido was the first reptile interpreter at the High Desert Museum where I am a living history interpreter I don t fly fish, I don t fish, but once I started reading this I chose this book on the strength of the publishers blurb, that it is in the vein of The Orchid Thief which I loved, and it s about saving Salmon, from Oregon and beyond, and I live in Oregon I didn t know that Guido Rahr and the author are cousins or that they were children together in Deschutes county where I live, or that Guido was the first reptile interpreter at the High De...

  7. says:

    Thank you, Net Galley and Spiegel Grau for the chance to read this astonishing book I chose it initially because of the title As a native Oregonian, I thought it would interest me because salmon is our heritage Not far into the book, I realized I knew half the people at the center of this story, which made it eveninteresting Then I fell under the spell of Malarkey s amazing talent in te...

  8. says:

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway.I feel privileged to have read this book Even though I have had no direct involvement in saving the salmon, I feel like I have taken part in something extraordinary after completing this book Tucker does a fantastic job of navigating her cousin, Guido s life From his struggles with school and social situations to becoming a main chess piece in the fight to save whole ecosystems in some of the toughest parts of the world where laws and regulations do not I won this book in a goodreads giveaway.I feel privileged to have read this book Even though I have had no direct involvement in saving the salmon, I feel like I have taken part in something extraordinary after completing this book Tucker does a fa...

  9. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down, even during a beach vacation It is a gripping biography of a man dedicated to a sensitive ecosystem that is in peril I appreciated that the author Guido s cousin did not gloss over her subject s shortcomings, but crafted a complete storyline that described him and his achievements in full detail I learned so much about salmon and the geography that relies on salmon, and I am now terrified that our planet will lose these precious I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down, even during a beach vacation It is a gripping biography of a man dedicated to a sensitive ecosystem that is in peril I appreciated that th...

  10. says:

    As a lifelong hard core fisherman, I have despaired at humanity s handling of the salmon s existence Totally a slave to its own stubborn fight for life, the salmon s numbers have greatly diminished in recent years by the incompetence displayed by supposed experts and organizations charged with saving the vanishing fish These inept schemes to protect and replenish their numbers have only one thing in common their failures Tucker Malarkey tells us about a man, Guido Rahr, whose makeup may As a lifelong hard core fisherman, I have despaired at humanity s handling of the salmon s existence Totally a slave to its own stubborn fight for life, the salmon s numbers have greatly diminished in recent years by the incompetence displayed by supposed experts and organizations charged with saving the vanishing fish These inept schemes to protect and replenish their numbers have only one thing in common their...

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