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When commercial overfishing sent striped bass populations into free fall in the 1980s, Dick Russell emerged as a key spokesman in a long-shot crusade by dedicated fishermen to save them. "Striper Wars" is Russell's vibrant account of their thrilling, yet tenuous victory, complete with heroes and villains. In one of nature's great comebacks, groundbreaking moratoriums allowed the striper population to rebound more than tenfold. Yet today, the striper faces new threats, including a deadly bacterial disease. While perils persist, Dick Russell's inspiring account offers fundamental lessons about the power of civic action and the necessity of a holistic approach to conservation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260909
ISBN-10: 1597260908
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dick Russell

Dick Russell, a longtime environmental journalist, is the author of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (Carroll & Graf, 2003), "Black Genius: And the American Experience" (Carroll & Graf, 1999), and "Eye of the Whale" (Island Press, 2004). He divides his time between Los Angeles and Boston.

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