The Founding Fish

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Product Number: Z0680
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449886868
Narrator/s: John McPhee
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The Founding Fish is the shad, and John McPhee's veneration for it is both scientific and culinary. McPhee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. Noted for his accessible and perceptive studies of the physical world, he weaves together strands of personal, natural, and national history in this absorbing study that traces the shad's importance from the 17th century to his family's dinner table.

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Author(s): John McPhee
Genre: Science, Sports

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The Founding Fish
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Product Number:C2542
Product Number:Z0680

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Author(s): John McPhee
Narrator(s): John McPhee
Genre: Science, Sports
Product Number C2542
Released: Aug 19, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402575501
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Author(s): John McPhee
Genre: Science, Sports
Product Number EB00103370
Released: Oct 28, 2013
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ISBN: #9780374706340

Professional reviews

"If it sounds like John McPhee's book about shad, fishing, and conservation is meant to be read aloud as well as in print, it's no coincidence. The author says he reads every section aloud during the revision process to make sure the words flow evenly and interestingly. Also, McPhee lets people tell their own stories and builds on those to make more complex points about biology, ecology, and conservation. The lessons are clear, but they're presented in eminently listenable stories. As a reader, McPhee is solid. His diction is clear. He pauses appropriately, often giving audiobook listeners a chance to digest a complex or essential piece of information before moving on to the next section. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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