This beautifully-illustrated book provides a clear and authoritative account of the salmon's extraordinary life-cycle. It uncovers a journey of thousands of miles from gravel-bedded headwaters to the remote sea-coasts of Greenland.
Author Dr Malcolm Greenhalgh, Britain's leading expert on the natural history of salmon and seatrout, highlights the plight of the Atlantic salmon using the latest fascinating scientific research. He explains exactly where salmon go at sea, what influences the numbers that return to the river, the impact of global warming on migratory patterns, what we can tell form scale readings and much more.
Artist Roderick Sutterby is a keen angler and naturalist. In stunning oils and watercolours he paints salmon exactly as he sees them, with astonishing accuracy and beauty, recording every subtle hue, every movement.
The Atlantic salmon fights on, despite the challenges to its future, assisted by enterprising conservation projects in many parts of Europe and North America, which are outlined by the author.
Full leather edition, hand-bound in elegant blue goatskin leather, by the finest English craftsmen in Ludlow, Shropshire. All the elements of beautifully bound books have been incorporated, including:
• Hand-made Nepalese 'sea-green' endpapers
• Blue silk ribbon marker
• Blue head & tail bands
• Raised bands on spine
• Set head and tails
• Gilt heads
• Silver blocked on spine and front
• Rounded and backed
• Protected in top quality marine blue slipcase
• Bound-in limited edition flyleaf
* LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF 25 COPIES *
Author: Dr Malcolm Greenhalgh
Illustrator: Roderick Sutterby
ISBN: 978 1 873674 73 4
Published: September 2005
Format: 216 x 278 mm
No. of pages: 144
78 colour paintings
3 black & white illustrations