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By Anders Halverson

Anders Halverson offers an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has develop 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 allotted for greater than a hundred thirty years through govt officers wanting to current americans with a chance to come again to nature via going fishing. Proudly dubbed “an totally man made fish” through fisheries managers, the rainbow trout has been brought into each country and province within the usa and Canada and to each continent other than Antarctica, usually with devastating results at the local fauna. Halverson examines the paradoxes and divulges more than a few characters, from nineteenth-century boosters who believed rainbows may be the saviors of democracy to twenty-first-century biologists who now search to remove them from waters worldwide. eventually, the tale of the rainbow trout is the tale of our dating with the traditional world—how it has replaced and the way it startlingly has not.

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