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An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled by Anders Halverson

By Anders Halverson

Anders Halverson offers an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has turn into the main regularly stocked and arguable freshwater fish within the usa. stumbled on within the distant waters of northern California, rainbow trout were artificially propagated and disbursed for greater than a hundred thirty years via govt officers wanting to current american citizens with a chance to come back to nature by way of going fishing. Proudly dubbed “an completely man made fish” through fisheries managers, the rainbow trout has been brought into each kingdom and province within the usa and Canada and to each continent other than Antarctica, frequently with devastating results at the local fauna. Halverson examines the paradoxes and divulges quite a number characters, from nineteenth-century boosters who believed rainbows may be the saviors of democracy to twenty-first-century biologists who now search to eliminate them from waters all over the world. eventually, the tale of the rainbow trout is the tale of our courting with the usual world—how it has replaced and the way it startlingly has not.

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