An Environmental History of the Northwest Fisheries Crisis
Joseph E. Taylor III
Foreword by William Cronon
Winner of the George Perkins Marsh Award, American Society for Environmental History
- Published: July 2015
- Subject Listing: History / Environmental History; Environmental Studies
- Bibliographic information: 488 pp., 25 photos, 8 drawings, 6 x 9 in.
- Territorial rights: World Rights
- Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books
Joseph E. Taylor III is assistant professor of history at Iowa State University. An environmental historian specializing in fisheries, he has also worked in the commercial fisheries of the northeast Pacific and Bering Sea.Winner of the George Perkins Marsh Award, American Society for Environmental History
"Taylor's purpose is to help us understand just how hard it is to grapple with ecological problems that are also intensely cultural and political and economic. . . . By showing us how complicated the human history of salmon has been in the past, Taylor assembles the essential tools we need for thinking more clearly about its future."
-William Cronon, from the Foreword
"Making Salmon is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how the salmon crisis began and as a caution to those who think there are easy ways to get out of it."
-Richard White, Stanford University
"Exhaustively researched and written in clear and graceful prose, Making Salmon . . . will prove to be the definitive study of its subject until well into the twenty-first century."
-William G. Robbins, Oregon State University
Lists of Maps
Foreword: Speaking for Salmon
Introduction: A Durable Crisis
Dependence, Respect, and Moderation
Inventing a Panacea