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Read online The Fraser River.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Fraser River MAGNIFICENT EXHILARATING AND TREACHEROUS the Fraser is one of the world s great rivers In this spectacular full colour book Alan Haig Brown and Rick Blacklaws share their longtime fascination with all miles of the largest salmon spawning river on earth the longest and most powerful undarnmed river in North America and one of British Columbia s most breathtakingly beautiful scenic wonders From northeast BC where the river is a clear mountain stream running quietly below Mt Robson to the dry belt where the Fraser slows to a tame trickle you can jump over to the ferocious torrents of the world renowned Canyon to the fertile farms and urban sprawl of the Fraser Valley Haig Brown and Blacklaws document the wildlife and landforms of the Fraser system as well as the full spectrum of vigorous human life on the river the mills and marinas ocean liners and gillnetters houseboats and fish wheels that are home to more than half of BC s population The Fraser River is a gorgeous inspiring portrait of a mighty river a vast complex organism as magical and mysterious as a human body a system fed by hundreds of streams lakes marshes and springs which in turn support many life forms above all a living river whose future must be safeguarded by Alan Haig-Brown, Rick Blacklaws

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The Fraser River
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Still Fishin': The BC Fishing Industry Revisited, Fishing for a Living, The Teak Box, The Suzie a, The Fraser River, Hell No We Won't Go: Vietnam Draft Resisters in Canada
MAGNIFICENT EXHILARATING AND TREACHEROUS the Fraser is one of the world s great rivers In this spectacular full colour book Alan Haig Brown and Rick Blacklaws share their longtime fascination with all miles of the largest salmon spawning river on earth the longest and most powerful undarnmed river in North America and one of British Columbia s most breathtakingly beautiful scenic wonders From northeast BC where the river is a clear mountain stream running quietly below Mt Robson to the dry belt where the Fraser slows to a tame trickle you can jump over to the ferocious torrents of the world renowned Canyon to the fertile farms and urban sprawl of the Fraser Valley Haig Brown and Blacklaws document the wildlife and landforms of the Fraser system as well as the full spectrum of vigorous human life on the river the mills and marinas ocean liners and gillnetters houseboats and fish wheels that are home to more than half of BC s population The Fraser River is a gorgeous inspiring portrait of a mighty river a vast complex organism as magical and mysterious as a human body a system fed by hundreds of streams lakes marshes and springs which in turn support many life forms above all a living river whose future must be safeguarded, It is generally known that the West Coast s once great commercial fishing industry has fallen on hard times but as Alan Haig Brown demonstrates in this new book reports of its demise are exaggerated A veteran of the industry himself Haig Brown here offers a state of the industry report discovering pockets of surprising activity among the vistas of closed processing plants downsized fleets and corporate concentration The Ray Phillips family of Pender Harbour continue to support a second generation br by fishing halibut and black cod Albert Radil and his two brothers have found success trawling hake in Queen Charlotte Sound Seiner John Lenic is taking advantage of the miraculous reappearance in BC waters of the pilchard once thought extinct Former Vietnamese boat person Lon Truong hopes to finance a triumphant return to the Mekong Delta by trawling BC shrimp The Assu brothers of Campbell River still seine chum salmon in the same Johnstone Strait tide rip their father used to fish as did many generations of Assu ancestors before them but they have to work fast to get their work done in the near impossible hour time limit set by the DFO In Haig Brown s story of the west coast fishery boats get equal time with people and fish He laments the destruction of some historic old seiners just as he relishes the preservation of an old br Finn Slough gillnetter named the Eva and approves the activities of fishboat superfan Randy Reifel who uses his considerable wealth to buy up endangered boats and keep them in working order br br Is the whole fishing industry now on life support It seems to be headed that way but this book offers many practical and persuasive reasons why it doesn t have to be, In Hell No We Won t Go American Vietnam War draft resisters deserters and conscientious objectors tell the often harrowing stories of their journeys to Canada and recount the challenges and rewards of adapting to a new land, No description available