End Of The River - ISBN: 9781554903351 - (ebook) - von Brian Harvey, Verlag: ECW Press - Details - OvW eBook Shop

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End Of The River


End Of The River



von: Brian Harvey

14,99 €

Verlag: ECW Press
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 15.12.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9781554903351
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 376

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Beschreibungen

';[Harvey] may have created a new literary genre: science travel writing... travelogue, autobiography, history, and even fantasy romp alongside the biology' (Quill & Quire). When biologist Brian Harvey saw a thousand fish blundering into a Brazilian dam, he asked the obvious: What's going to happen to them? The End of the River is the story of his long search for an answer. Harvey takes readers from a fisheries patrol boat on the Fraser River to the great Tsukiji fish market in Japan, with stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and assorted South American countries. Finally, in the arid outback of northeast Brazil, against a backdrop of a multi-billion-dollar river project nobody seems to want, he finds a small-scale answer to his simple question. In recounting his journey, he populates his story with characters both real and imagined, human and otherwisea six-foot endangered catfish; a Canadian professor with a weakness for Thai bar girls; a chain-smoking Brazilian with a passion for her river; a drug-addled stick-up artist. The End of the River is about fishermen, fish farmers, and fish cops; there are scientists and shysters as well as a few Colombian narcotrficos and some very drunk, very hairy Brazilian men in thongs. From the founder of the World Fisheries Trust, Harvey introduces a new kind of writing about the environment, as far off the beaten track as you can get in a Land Rover driven by a female Colombian biologist whose favorite expression is ';No hay via!'meaning, ';no road!' ';[A] freewheeling and vividly written essay on the mysteries and longings of what it is to be human in a world of cynicism and lossand more significantly, what it is to be hopeful, to persevere, in the search for redemption and beauty... A brilliant and instructive book... recalls the travel writing of one of Harvey's heroes, Sir Richard Burton.' The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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