ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Nature / Fish

The Founding Fish

| £14.99 | €16.86 | Ca$24.32 | Au$24.00
by John McPhee
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
The Founding Fish by John McPhee

John McPhee's twenty-sixth book is a braid of personal history, natural history, and American history, in descending order of volume. Each spring, American shad-Alosa sapidissima-leave the ocean in hundreds of thousands and run heroic distances upriver to spawn.

McPhee--a shad fisherman himself--recounts the shad's cameo role in the lives of George Washington and Henry David Thoreau. He fishes with and visits the laboratories of famous ichthyologists; he takes instruction in the making of shad darts from a master of the art; and he cooks shad in a variety of ways, delectably explained at the end of the book. Mostly, though, he goes fishing for shad in various North American rivers, and he "fishes the same way he writes books, avidly and intensely. He wants to know everything about the fish he's after--its history, its habits, its place in the cosmos" (Bill Pride, The Denver Post). His adventures in pursuit of shad occasion the kind of writing--expert and ardent--at which he has no equal.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 706844

Ebook Details
Pages: 368
Size: 341 KB
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date published:   2003
ISBN: 9780374706340 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will NOT be sold to customers with a billing address in:
American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, India, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Montserrat, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, Swaziland, Tanzania (United Republic of), Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.), Zambia, Zimbabwe

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Fishing
Nonfiction > Nature > Fish

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Technology > Nuclear Energy
Nonfiction > Art > Russia & Former Soviet Union
Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Essays
Nonfiction > Science > Earth Sciences > Geology
Nonfiction > Transportation
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies > Native American Studies
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Canoeing
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Educators
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Fishing
Nonfiction > Nature > Fish
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > Sailing
Nonfiction > Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Nonfiction > Travel > United States > West > Pacific (General)
Nonfiction > Social Science > Customs & Traditions
Nonfiction > Medical > Family & General Practice
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Medical
Nonfiction > Technology > Aeronautics & Astronautics
Nonfiction > Nature > Trees & Forests
Nonfiction > Cooking > Specific Ingredients > Fruit

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016