A Naturalist Goes Fishing: Casting in Fragile Waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand's South Island

A Naturalist Goes Fishing Casting in Fragile Waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand s South Island In the tradition of fishing classics A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish humor and wit and a passionate concern for the natural environment James McCl

In the tradition of fishing classics, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, humor and wit, and a passionate concern for the natural environment.James McClintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing the drama and serendipity in the beloved sport of fishing We follow him and hisIn the tradition of fishing classics, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, humor and wit, and a passionate concern for the natural environment.James McClintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing the drama and serendipity in the beloved sport of fishing We follow him and his fishing buddies and professional guides, as he fishes off the marshy barrier islands of Louisiana, teeming with life but also ravaged by recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill We travel to the remote waters of New Zealand s Stewart Island, where the commercial fishing industry is fast disappearing fish for gigantic Antarctic toothfish through a drilled ice hole at McMurdo Station and scout for spotted bass on Alabama s Cahaba River, which has the highest diversity of fresh water fish in North America As we take this global journey, we see how sea level rise, erosion, pollution, water acidification, and overfishing each cause damage.This strikingly beautiful narrative is a must read for anglers and nature lovers alike.

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A Naturalist Goes Fishing: Casting in Fragile Waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand's South Island

  1. James B McClintock is one of the world s foremost experts on Antarctica, and currently the Antarctic Marine Biologist Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham McClintock has appeared on local, national, and international public radio, CNN news, and the Weather Channel He has been quoted in National Geographic Magazine, Discover Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and others McClintock Point, a piece of land on the north side of the entrance of Explorer s Cove on the Scott Coast of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, was named in honor of his research.

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  1. A Naturalist Goes Fishing is an entertaining, fun and informative way to bring to life the state of aquatic life in nine different inland and coastal regions around the world This book is far than a retelling of fishing tales from around the world, though these stories are certainly well told And it is far than an investigation into the ecology of aquatic life McClintock aims to educate and show how many different elements have come together to create the present health of these environments.A [...]


  2. Anchored as they are to the reality, and used to watch it closely without prejudices, naturalists are usually good writers McClintock is no exception and offers to us, who are fisherman when the fish is in the pot, a fascinating chronicle of his activities as game fisherman, written in a style that has nothing to envy to the wonderful Three Men in a Boat Obviously fishing activity provides the opportunity for the description of the characteristics of the fish species and their habitat, the probl [...]


  3. Tons Of Information Not just your typical read of fishing yarns, this book is loaded with ecological and conservation information Covers fisheries from anchovies in France to tooth fish in Antartica Only reason that I don t rate it higher than three stars is that it tends to bog down a bit with too much information.


  4. James McClintock shares his experiences fishing around the world, from Alabama s rivers and Gulf Coast to New Zealand to Antarctica to France and lots of places in between But as a naturalist, he includes lots of information about the threats the fish and fisheries face such as overfishing and habitat loss, or the uncertainties of climate change In the final chapter he discusses some of the conservation efforts and sounds an optimistic note.Those who love to fish will especially enjoy this book [...]


  5. I liked this author s first book, Lost Antarctica, so much, I saved the new release for a long weekend and planned to savor every word James McClintock crafts beautiful prose You don t have to love fishing to read A Naturalist Goes Fishing You don t have to be a scientist, a conservationist, or an explorer to appreciate it You can enjoy McClintock s adventures and observations from the living room sofa like I did last weekend It was time well spent This book holds together so well from fish to l [...]


  6. Disclaimer for this review I ve never caught a fish in my life and have not enjoyed trying, so my rating is probably lower than many others who read or should read the book.This book is the beige wall of literature It was not engaging or repellent James McClintock takes you around the world on his fishing adventures with a new fish and location for every chapter except the last Along with his fishing stories, he explains the dangers that the fish and fishing industry face The last chapter focuse [...]


  7. Good discussion of sustainable fisheries and the things that threaten them , why certain fish stocks collapse, and a semi sentimental memoir of students, teaching, marine biology, and exotic places A pleasure to read.


  8. The book is exciting and thrilling continually keeping the reader engaged If you like books with many different stories in them this the book for you The book concentrates on having fun in the outdoors while still having a sustainable resource to use for generations to come


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