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Upstream - Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table-logo

Upstream - Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table

Langdon Cook

From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it's the jolt of adrenaline on a successful fishing trip. Our fascination with these superlative fish is as old as humanity itself. Long a source of sustenance among native peoples, salmon is now more popular than ever. Fish hatcheries and farms serve modern appetites with a domesticated "product"-while wild runs of salmon dwindle across the globe. How has this once-abundant resource reached this point, and what can we do to safeguard wild populations for future generations? Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Cook journeys up and down salmon country, from the glacial rivers of Alaska to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to California's drought-stricken Central Valley and a wealth of places in between. Reporting from remote coastlines and busy city streets, he follows today's commercial pipeline from fisherman's net to corporate seafood vendor to boutique marketplace. At stake is nothing less than an ancient livelihood. But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspiration-and their fate is largely in our hands. Cook introduces us to tribal fishermen handing down an age-old tradition, sport anglers seeking adventure and a renewed connection to the wild, and scientists and activists working tirelessly to restore salmon runs. In sharing their stories, Cook covers all sides of the debate: the legacy of overfishing and industrial development; the conflicts between fishermen, environmentalists, and Native Americans; the modern proliferation of fish hatcheries

From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it's the jolt of adrenaline on a successful fishing trip. Our fascination with these superlative fish is as old as humanity itself. Long a source of sustenance among native peoples, salmon is now more popular than ever. Fish hatcheries and farms serve modern appetites with a domesticated "product"-while wild runs of salmon dwindle across the globe. How has this once-abundant resource reached this point, and what can we do to safeguard wild populations for future generations? Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Cook journeys up and down salmon country, from the glacial rivers of Alaska to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to California's drought-stricken Central Valley and a wealth of places in between. Reporting from remote coastlines and busy city streets, he follows today's commercial pipeline from fisherman's net to corporate seafood vendor to boutique marketplace. At stake is nothing less than an ancient livelihood. But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspiration-and their fate is largely in our hands. Cook introduces us to tribal fishermen handing down an age-old tradition, sport anglers seeking adventure and a renewed connection to the wild, and scientists and activists working tirelessly to restore salmon runs. In sharing their stories, Cook covers all sides of the debate: the legacy of overfishing and industrial development; the conflicts between fishermen, environmentalists, and Native Americans; the modern proliferation of fish hatcheries
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From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it's the jolt of adrenaline on a successful fishing trip. Our fascination with these superlative fish is as old as humanity itself. Long a source of sustenance among native peoples, salmon is now more popular than ever. Fish hatcheries and farms serve modern appetites with a domesticated "product"-while wild runs of salmon dwindle across the globe. How has this once-abundant resource reached this point, and what can we do to safeguard wild populations for future generations? Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Cook journeys up and down salmon country, from the glacial rivers of Alaska to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to California's drought-stricken Central Valley and a wealth of places in between. Reporting from remote coastlines and busy city streets, he follows today's commercial pipeline from fisherman's net to corporate seafood vendor to boutique marketplace. At stake is nothing less than an ancient livelihood. But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspiration-and their fate is largely in our hands. Cook introduces us to tribal fishermen handing down an age-old tradition, sport anglers seeking adventure and a renewed connection to the wild, and scientists and activists working tirelessly to restore salmon runs. In sharing their stories, Cook covers all sides of the debate: the legacy of overfishing and industrial development; the conflicts between fishermen, environmentalists, and Native Americans; the modern proliferation of fish hatcheries

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

13h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:07


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:49


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:43


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:17


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:49


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:55


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:58


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:23


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:08


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:04


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:55


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:54


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:34


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:53


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:09


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:32


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:57


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:53


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:33


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:54


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:58


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:03


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:08


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:41


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:47


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:19


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:48


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:42


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:18


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:35


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:31


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

00:32