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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 religious 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 effect 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 couple 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 each one stone during this mosaic is worthy an in depth glance in its personal correct, visible from a distance the e-book 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 information 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'll 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 gorgeous experience via an ever-expanding 'riparian cosmos.' Downstream radiates out from Manitou's brookie into seamlessly transferring currents of ecology, philosophy, biology, own historical past, engineering, normal heritage, theology, and administration until eventually we do not understand the place the human viewpoint starts and the brook trout's ends. They current a universe either lovely 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 finds even more than that, approximately why we search the locations that trout live--the rivers and streams that permit us to understand ourselves and locate our manner. This booklet is the vessel for a philosophy that celebrates nature, position, relatives, 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 software at Augustana collage (South Dakota) the place he teaches classes in environmental philosophy, ecology and planned residing, and an annual direction in tropical ecology in Guatemala and Belize. as well as a variety of publication 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 comprise The Rood and the Torc (an old 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 via 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 fable and Fantasy.For essays, photos, and extra fabrics from the authors of this ebook, please stopover at

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