Overrun: Dispatches From The Asian Carp Crisis

March 12, 2019|
Overrun: Dispatches From The Asian Carp Crisis by Andrew Reeves
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Intelligent investigative writing meets experiential journalism in this important look at one of North America's most voraciously invasive species

Politicians, ecologists, and government wildlife officials are fighting a desperate rearguard action to halt the onward reach of Asian Carp, four troublesome fish now within a handful of miles from entering Lake Michigan. From aquaculture farms in Arkansas to the bayous of Louisiana; from marshlands in Indiana to labs in Minnesota; and from the Illinois River to the streets of Chicago where the last line of defense has been laid to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, Overrun takes us on a firsthand journey into the heart of a crisis. Along the way, environmental journalist Andrew Reeves discovers that saving the Great Lakes is only half the challenge. The other is a radical scientific and political shift to rethink how we can bring back our degraded and ignored rivers and waterways and reconsider how we create equilibrium in a shrinking world.

With writing that is both urgent and wildly entertaining, Andrew Reeves traces the carp's explosive spread throughout North America from an unknown import meant to tackle invasive water weeds to a continental scourge that bulldozes through everything in its path.

Andrew Reeves is an award-winning environmental journalist. His work has appeared in the Walrus, This Magazine, and the Globe and Mail. He received a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from the University of King's College in 2016. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and daughter.
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Title:Overrun: Dispatches From The Asian Carp CrisisFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.88 inPublished:March 12, 2019Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770414762

ISBN - 13:9781770414761

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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