Overview:Silver Shoals: Five Fish That Made Britain - 'A wonderful and important book, that from its first pages draws the reader along on a fascinating, gripping, often funny journey.' Robert Macfarlane, bestselling author of Underland.An idiosyncratic history of our island story told through five iconic fishOn these rain-swept islands in the North Atlantic man and fish go back a long way. Fish are woven through the fabric of the country's history: we depend on them - for food, for livelihood and for fun - and now their fate depends on us in a relationship which has become more complex, passionate and precarious in the sophisticated 21st Century.In Silver Shoals Charles Rangeley-Wilson travels north, south, east and west through the British Isles tracing the histories, living and past, of our most iconic fish - cod, carp, eels, salmon and herring - and of the fishermen who catch them and care for them. In the company of trawlermen, longshoremen, conservationists and anglers Charles goes to sea in a trawler, whiles away hot afternoons setting eel nets, tries to bag his first elusive carp and drifts for herring on Guy Fawkes night as fireworks starburst the sky. Underscoring this journey is a fascinating historical exploration of these creatures that have shaped our island story. We learn how abundant and valued these fish were centuries before our current crisis of over-fishing: we learn how eels built our monasteries, how cod sank the Spanish Armada, how fish and chips helped us through two World Wars. Of course there is a deeper environmental dimension to the story, but Charles' optimistic perspective is this: no one is more invested in fish than the fishermen whose lives depend on them. If we can find a way to harness that passion then the future of fish and fishermen in Britain could be as extraordinary as its past.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9781784703653. It was written by the following authors: Charles Rangeley-Wilson. Book Silver Shoals: Five Fish That Made Britain, which can be read online, published by the company: Vintage Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Medicine, Technology, Popular Science, Nature, Science, History. The book was published on 2019-08-01 00:00:00. It has 368 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 293 g. File for download Silver Shoals: Five Fish That Made Britain has PDF format and is called silver-shoals-five-fish-that-made-britain.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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