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Author Spitzer, Mark, 1965- author.

Title Return of the gar / Mark Spitzer
Edition Edition:first
Published Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series Number 3 in the Southwest nature writing series
Southwestern nature writing series ; no. 3.
Contents Introduction -- The gar returns -- The spawn and beyond: a metaphor for sustaining biodiversity as the deepwater horizon spews into the sea -- Gar vs. sewage: a tragedy of waste -- Finding Judas: the true meaning of "fishing support" -- Enter the next generation -- Gar rodeo in the Cajun swamp: judge not, lest y'all be judged yourself! -- Bromancing the gar: in pursuit of Trinity River seven-footers -- After the Florida gar: navigating the glades of "deep connectivity" -- First-world problems in third-world countries: trolling for tropical gar -- Thailand's lake-monster fisheries: investigating gator gar and arapaima -- Long live the pejelagarto! a culture of aquaculture thriving in Mexico -- Conclusion -- Return of the gar -- Garpendix -- List of illustrations
Summary The alligator gar belongs to a family of fish that has remained fundamentally unchanged since the Cretaceous, over 100 million years ago. Its intimidating size and plethora of teeth have made it demonized throughout its range in North America, resulting in needless killing. Massive oil spills in its breeding range have not helped its population either. Interspersing science, folklore, history, and action-packed fishing narratives, Spitzer's empathy for and fascination with this air-breathing, armored fish provides for an entertaining odyssey that examines management efforts to preserve and pro
Notes Autobiographical
A sequel to the author's Seasons of the gar (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Spitzer, Mark, 1965-
Spitzer, Mark, 1965-
Alligator gar -- Conservation -- Southern States
Gars -- Conservation
NATURE -- Animals -- Fish.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Ichthyology & Herpetology.
Southern States
Form Electronic book
Author Spitzer, Mark, 1965- Seasons of the gar
ISBN 9781574416077