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By David L. O'Hara,Matthew T. Dickerson,Nick Lyons

ISBN-10: 1498205712

ISBN-13: 9781498205719

ISBN-10: 1625647271

ISBN-13: 9781625647276

Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia is a mosaic combining nature writing, fly-fishing narrative, memoir, and philosophical and non secular inquiry. Fly-fishing narratives and fragments of memoir give you the narrative arc for exploring relationships among people and rivers, and the ways that our attitudes and philosophies impression our practices and the waters we rely on for all times. The authors consultant their readers on a trip from Maine's Androscoggin watershed--once one of many ten filthiest rivers within the usa and now domestic to a few of the easiest wild brook trout fishing within the United States--southward via Kentucky into Tennessee and North Carolina, the place a local southern pressure of brook trout struggles to outlive. just like the rivers themselves, the chapters exchange among flowing narratives and the stiller waters that settle out above dams. whereas every one stone during this mosaic is worthy a detailed glance in its personal correct, obvious from a distance the ebook deals a broader photo of the chilly mountain waters of Appalachia and their recognized local fish: the brook trout.

"Downstream is an immersion (almost actually) within the streams and rivers of Appalachia within the corporation of 2 collage professors, neighbors who over the years have constructed either competence and data in fly fishing. From its early pages i used to be riveted. Their language is exuberant but additionally disciplined. It did not take me lengthy to understand that it's going to quickly take its position on my bookshelf along John Muir and Henry David Thoreau. they're that good."
--Eugene H. Peterson, Regent university, Vancouver, BC, Canada

"O'Hara and Dickerson remind us fly fisher needs to imagine like a trout--then they lead us on a rugged and lovely experience via an ever-expanding 'riparian cosmos.' Downstream radiates out from Manitou's brookie into seamlessly moving currents of ecology, philosophy, biology, own heritage, engineering, usual heritage, theology, and administration till we do not recognize the place the human standpoint starts off and the brook trout's ends. They current a universe either wonderful in its beauty and terrifying in its fragility."
--Andrea Knutson, Oakland collage, Rochester, MI

"O'Hara and Dickerson embark on an angler's quest for the delicate yet resilient Appalachian brook trout, from the brawling rivers of Maine to tiny Smoky Mountain headwaters in Tennessee. yet their trip unearths even more than that, approximately why we search the locations that trout live--the rivers and streams that let us to grasp ourselves and locate our approach. This publication is the vessel for a philosophy that celebrates nature, position, family members, and home."
--Kurt D. Fausch, Colorado kingdom collage, fortress Collins, CO

David O'Hara is an affiliate Professor of
Philosophy and Classics, and directs the Philosophy application at Augustana collage (South Dakota) the place he teaches classes in environmental philosophy, ecology and planned residing, and an annual path in tropical ecology in Guatemala and Belize. as well as a variety of ebook chapters, he has written for the Chronicle of upper schooling, Books and Culture, and Orion. Matthew Dickerson is a professor at Middlebury collage (Vermont) the place he has taught essay-writing classes on nature and ecology and at the literature of fishing. His different books contain The Rood and the Torc (an historic novel), A Hobbit trip (on the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien), and different narratives approximately fly fishing, trout, and ecology: A story of 3 Rivers and Trout within the Desert. past coauthored books by means of Dickerson and O'Hara contain Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental imaginative and prescient of C. S. Lewis and From Homer to Harry Potter: A instruction manual of fantasy and Fantasy.For essays, pictures, and extra fabrics from the authors of this e-book, please stopover at

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