Item #901663 Return to the River: A Story of the Chinook Run. Roderick Haig-Brown.
Return to the River: A Story of the Chinook Run

Return to the River: A Story of the Chinook Run

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1974.

Reprint of the Morrow first edition originally published in 1946, with a new preface by the author. With illustrations by Charles DeFeo.

The life history of one salmon from her hatching through her mating - the fulfillment of her life cycle. Drawn back again to spawn in the stream that hatched them, the deep-sea salmon, the great silver chinooks, return as inevitably as the September rains.  Haig-Brown captures the whole sweep of the chinook migration in every significant detail: the departure seaward of the millions of small fry in the spring of their second year, the saltwater life of the free-swimming schools in the deeps beyond Puget Sound, and the later return of the survivors.

Item #901663

5-5/8 x 8-3/8”, brown cloth, 248pp, preface by the author, illustrated.

A little sun-fading to edges of cloth, tight, square, crisp, very good+ in mildly toned and rubbed dust wrapper with tiny bit of wear to extreme head of spine and crease to upper corner of front dust wrapper flap, in protective mylar.

Price: $30.00