April 2017 Book Club Selection

The Natural History Society book club will meet on Monday, April 24, 2017, 3:30-5:00 to discuss The King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon by David Montgomery. For location, contact Jean at jltnatural@saveland.org

The salmon that symbolize the Pacific Northwest’s natural splendor are now threatened with extinction across much of their ancestral range.  Geologist David Montgomery sees the evolution and near-extinction of salmon as a story of changing landscapes.  He shows how a succession of historical experiences–in the United Kingdom, in New England, and now in the Pacific Northwest–repeat a disheartening story of overfishing and sweeping changes to rivers and seas that render the world inhospitable to salmon.  King of Fish concludes with provocative recommendations for reinventing the ways in which we make environmental decisions about land, water, and fish.