Fly Fishing in North American Literature

Author: Mark Browning

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 082144039X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by the author as he constructs his own narrative and tries to answer these questions for himself. But it is also a thorough examination of the answers he uncovers in the course of reading what's been written on the subject. As his own story unfolds, Mark Browning analyzes angling literature from the Bible to Norman Maclean, always bringing his inquiry back to the same source: the enigma of this sport. Haunted by Waters is an exploration of the apparent compulsion of those who fish not only to read about the sport, but to write about it as well. Mark Browning's personal account as a fly fisherman and his perspective as a critic make him uniquely qualified to navigate these waters.
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American Experiences in Global Perspective

Author: Mansel G. Blackford

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206274

Category: History

Page: 288

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In the spring of 2007, National Geographic warned, "The oceans are in deep blue trouble. From the northernmost reaches of the Greenland Sea to the swirl of the Antarctic Circle, we are gutting our seas of fish." There were legitimate grounds for concern. After increasing more than fourfold between 1950 and 1994, the global wild fish catch reached a plateau and stagnated despite exponential growth in the fishing industry. As numerous scientific reports showed, many fish stocks around the world collapsed, creating a genuine global overfishing crisis. Making Seafood Sustainable analyzes the ramifications of overfishing for the United States by investigating how fishers, seafood processors, retailers, government officials, and others have worked together to respond to the crisis. Historian Mansel G. Blackford examines how these players took steps to make fishing in some American waters, especially in Alaskan waters, sustainable. Critical to these efforts, Blackford argues, has been government and industry collaboration in formulating and enforcing regulations. What can be learned from these successful experiences? Are they applicable elsewhere? What are the drawbacks? Making Seafood Sustainable addresses these questions and suggests that sustainable seafood management can be made to work. The economic and social costs incurred in achieving sustainable resource usage are significant, but there are ways to mitigate them. More broadly, this study illustrates ways to manage commonly held natural resources around the world—land, water, oil, and so on—in sustainable ways.
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An American Journey

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743225759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

View: 7677

For three years, journalist Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing with Americans. Doing what many of us dream of, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from trout waters east and west to bass waters north and south. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the result of his journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. To explore the cultures of fishing, Louv joined a bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff He angled with corporate executives in Montana and fly-fished for sharks in California. He spent time with fishing-boat captains in Florida, the regulars who fish New York City's Hudson River, and a river witch in Colorado. He teamed secrets of fishing and living from steelheaders in the Northwest, Bass'n Gals in Texas, and an ice-fisher in the North Woods. Along the way, he heard from one of Hemingway's sons what it was like to fish with Papa and from Robert Kennedy, Jr., how fishing changed his fife. As he describes the eccentricities, obsessions, and tribulations of dedicated anglers, he also uncovers the values that unite them. He reveals the healing qualities of fishing, how it binds the generations, how the angling business has grown, and how the future of fishing is threatened. But most of all, Fly-Fishing for Sharks is about the unforgettable characters Louv meets on the water and the stories they tell. From them, Louv learns about our changing relationship with nature, about a hidden America -- and about himself.
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Author: Jack Samson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811716536

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

View: 3711

Describes the techniques of saltwater fly fishing for a wide range of species, including barracuda, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, and roosterfish, and provides detailed advice for choosing tackle, prime locations, and time of year
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Over 1700 Patterns from the Golden Age of Tying

Author: Michael D. Radencich

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811748596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 1345

The most complete collection of classic salmon fly patterns ever compiled.
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Fly-Fishing Journeys of a Native Son

Author: Peter Kaminsky

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584794714

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 4549

The distinguished "Outdoors" columnist for the New York Times describes how his passion for angling has taken him on a fly-fishing odyssey across America, from the Brooklyn waterfront and Montauk Point to the creeks of Montana, the Ozarks, the Everglades, Cape Fear, and beyond.
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Author: Tony Orman

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811725677

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

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Details on New Zealand's best trout waters. Fly patterns and selection tips, useful on North American waters. Fishing secrets of New Zealands noted anglers.
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Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415231404

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

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This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including "Blackwood's Magazine,"" Nineteenth Century," "Fortnightly Review" and "Contemporary Review," all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.
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The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America

Author: Kiron K. Skinner,Martin Anderson,Annelise Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743214951

Category: History

Page: 576

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Until Alzheimer's disease wreaked its gradual destruction, Ronald Reagan was an inveterate writer. He wrote not only letters, short fiction, poetry, and sports stories, but speeches, newspaper articles, and radio commentary on public policy issues, both foreign and domestic. Most of Reagan's original writings are pre-presidential. From 1975 to 1979 he gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, two-thirds of which he wrote himself. They cover every topic imaginable: from labor policy to the nature of communism, from World War II to the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, from the future of Africa and East Asia to that of the United States and the world. They range from highly specific arguments to grand philosophy to personal stories. Even those who knew him best were largely unaware of Reagan's output. George Shultz, as he explains in the Foreword, was surprised when he first saw the manuscripts, but on reflection he really was not surprised at all. Here is definitive proof that Ronald Reagan was far more than a Great Communicator of other people's ideas. He was very much the author of his own ideas, with a single vision that he pursued relentlessly at home and abroad. Reagan, In His Own Hand presents this vision through Reagan's radio writings as well as other writings selected from throughout his life: short stories written in high school and college, a poem from his high school yearbook, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches both before and during the presidency. It offers many surprises, beginning with the fact that Reagan's writings exist in such size and breadth at all. While he was writing batches and batches of radio addresses, Reagan was also traveling the country, collaborating on a newspaper column, giving hundreds of speeches, and planning his 1980 campaign. Yet the wide reading and deep research self-evident here suggest a mind constantly at work. The selections are reproduced with Reagan's own edits, offering a unique window into his thought processes. These writings show that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president. When he fired the striking air-traffic controllers, many thought that he was simply seizing an unexpected opportunity to strike a blow at organized labor. In fact, as he wrote in the '70s, he was opposed to public-sector unions using strikes. There has been much debate as to whether he deserves credit for the end of the cold war; here, in a 1980 campaign speech draft, he lays out a detailed vision of the grand strategy that he would pursue in order to encourage the Soviet system to collapse of its own weight, completely consistent with the policies of his presidency. Furthermore, in 1984, Reagan drafted comments he would make to Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko at a critical meeting that would eventually lead to history's greatest reductions in armaments. Ronald Reagan's writings will change his reputation even among some of his closest allies and friends. Here, in his own hand, Reagan the thinker is finally fully revealed.
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Of Good Running Water, Native Trout, and the Remains Of Wilderness

Author: M.r. Montgomery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684818299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3774

The author describes his experiences traveling to various fishing spots in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon
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Author: Gord Deval

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770707336

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Author Gord Deval is the grand "old guy" of sport fishing in Canada. Few anglers can match him when it comes to his familiarity with trout and fly fishing. Internationally known, he holds countless bait and fly casting records. Canadian and North American champion, he has represented Canada 32 times in North American and World competitions. Memories of Magical Waters contains a richness of fishing lore related to Deval’s experiences on numerous streams, rivers and lakes in Ontario and Quebec. Throughout his extensive outdoor reminiscences are many insights into fish habitats, fishing "how tos" and general insider tips on lures and casting techniques. Deval’s fishing adventures of over fifty years take the reader to such exceptional trout waters as the Ganaraska River in Ontario, the Broadback River in Quebec, Lake Simcoe and many almost inaccessible waters within Ontario’s Land O’ Lakes, Haliburton, Muskoka and the Kawarthas, and streams closer to urban centres. His experiences include ice fishing and stream fishing, as well as fishing on open waters. As an angler, he has "wet a line" with a veritable "who’s who" of fishermen past and present.
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Americans and the Cold War

Author: H. W. Brands

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879966

Category: History

Page: 256

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In the late 1950s, Washington was driven by its fear of communist subversion: it saw the hand of Kremlin behind developments at home and across the globe. The FBI was obsessed with the threat posed by American communist party--yet party membership had sunk so low, writes H.W. Brands, that it could have fit "inside a high-school gymnasium," and it was so heavily infiltrated that J. Edgar Hoover actually contemplated using his informers as a voting bloc to take over the party. Abroad, the preoccupation with communism drove the White House to help overthrow democratically elected governments in Guatemala and Iran, and replace them with dictatorships. But by then the Cold War had long since blinded Americans to the ironies of their battle against communism. In The Devil We Knew, Brands provides a witty, perceptive history of the American experience of the Cold War, from Truman's creation of the CIA to Ronald Reagan's creation of SDI. Brands has written a number of highly regarded works on America in the twentieth century; here he puts his experience to work in a volume of impeccable scholarship and exceptional verve. He turns a critical eye to the strategic conceptions (and misconceptions) that led a once-isolationist nation to pursue the war against communism to the most remote places on Earth. By the time Eisenhower left office, the United States was fighting communism by backing dictators from Iran to South Vietnam, from Latin America to the Middle East--while engaging in covert operations the world over. Brands offers no apologies for communist behavior, but he deftly illustrates the strained thinking that led Washington to commit gravely disproportionate resources (including tens of thousands of lives in Korea and Vietnam) to questionable causes. He keenly analyzes the changing policies of each administration, from Nixon's juggling (SALT talks with Moscow, new relations with Ccmmunist China, and bombing North Vietnam) to Carter's confusion to Reagan's laserrattling. Equally important is his incisive, often amusing look at how the anti-Soviet struggle was exploited by politicians, industrialists, and government agencies. He weaves in deft sketches of figures like Barry Goldwater and Henry Jackson (who won a Senate seat with the promise, "Many plants will be converting from peace time to all-out defense production"). We see John F. Kennedy deliver an eloquent speech in 1957 defending the rising forces of nationalism in Algeria and Vietnam; we also see him in the White House a few years later, ordering a massive increase in America's troop commitment to Saigon. The book ranges through the economics and psychology of the Cold War, demonstrating how the confrontation created its own constituencies in private industry and public life. In the end, Americans claimed victory in the Cold War, but Brands's account gives us reason to tone down the celebrations. "Most perversely," he writes, "the call to arms against communism caused American leaders to subvert the principles that constituted their country's best argument against communism." This far-reaching history makes clear that the Cold War was simultaneously far more, and far less, than we ever imagined at the time.
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The New Frontier in Oil for Investors

Author: George Orwel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470048034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Analyze how the falling production and rising demand of oil has enabled savvy companies and investment banks to cash in with Black Gold. You'll find investment suggestions -- from ETFs and energy futures to hedge funds -- that will allow you to reap substantial profits from current and future situations as well as short human-interest stories that illustrate every issue discussed. You'll also find a timeframe for the peak of oil production -- one that is more realistic and gaining acceptance with both scientists and economists. Drawing on historical background, current issues, and expectations of the energy road ahead, Black Gold offers information you'll appreciate and understand so you can make the most of a market poised to grow exponentially in the years ahead.
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Tales from an Alaskan Volunteer Fire Chief

Author: Dewey G. Whetsell

Publisher: Big Fish Publishing

ISBN: 0977798240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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A longtime Alaskan fire chief chronicles his 34-year-career from midnight rescues on ice caps to blazes from hell. These nonstop adventure stories from America's last frontier provide a wealth of tactical information from one of the best in the business.
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Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674047656

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 6019

Looks at the environmental history of commercial fishing in the North Atlantic Ocean and the relationship between humans and the sea.
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