Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North

Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North

One man's thrilling and transporting journey by canoe across Alaska in search of the king salmon The Yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the United States. In this riveting examination of one of the last wild places on earth, Adam Weymouth canoes along the river's length, from Canada's Yukon Territory, through Alaska, to the Bering One man's thrilling and transporting journey by canoe across Alaska in search of the king salmon The Yukon river is...

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Title:Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North
Author:Adam Weymouth
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Kings of the Yukon
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North Reviews

  • Janis
    Mar 08, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

  • Shannon
    Oct 02, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

    You can?t write about nature these days without being depressing. In Kings of the Yukon Weymouth points out all the ways we are destroying not just the salmon but the entire Arctic. Sigh. But excellent. ...

    Wonderful intro to the Yukon river. This book brought back wonderful memories of river travel in Alaska as told by my grandfather who was part of an expedition to measure the height of Mt.McKinley in 1898. ...

    Enjoyed the history and dialogue surrounding the salmon and their struggle for continued existence. Appreciated the many people encountered along the way. Didn?t enjoy the salty language or stories that didn?t add value to the book. A disappointing distraction. ...

    This is a great read. Weymouth presents an account of the people of the Yukon and the importance of the King Salmon in their life. An important story for Alaskans to hear. ...

    Actually good about the environment (though depressing) and indigenous peoples. Just got to be more fish guts than I care for. ...

    This book inspired me to eat more salmon than I ordinarily would, which I think is the opposite of what the author intended. ...

  • Elizabeth☮
    Aug 06, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

  • Lynne
    Jun 07, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

  • John Kern
    Jul 24, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

    You can?t write about nature these days without being depressing. In Kings of the Yukon Weymouth points out all the ways we are destroying not just the salmon but the entire Arctic. Sigh. But excellent. ...

    Wonderful intro to the Yukon river. This book brought back wonderful memories of river travel in Alaska as told by my grandfather who was part of an expedition to measure the height of Mt.McKinley in 1898. ...

    Enjoyed the history and dialogue surrounding the salmon and their struggle for continued existence. Appreciated the many people encountered along the way. Didn?t enjoy the salty language or stories that didn?t add value to the book. A disappointing distraction. ...

    This is a great read. Weymouth presents an account of the people of the Yukon and the importance of the King Salmon in their life. An important story for Alaskans to hear. ...

  • Elaine Burnes
    May 29, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

    You can?t write about nature these days without being depressing. In Kings of the Yukon Weymouth points out all the ways we are destroying not just the salmon but the entire Arctic. Sigh. But excellent. ...

  • Steve
    Sep 14, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

  • Ann
    Aug 12, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 20, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

  • Eleanor
    May 04, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

  • Paul
    May 03, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

  • Bart
    May 25, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

  • Jeanette
    Sep 26, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

  • Donna
    May 14, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

  • Vera
    Jul 05, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

  • Paul Hanson
    Sep 30, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

    You can?t write about nature these days without being depressing. In Kings of the Yukon Weymouth points out all the ways we are destroying not just the salmon but the entire Arctic. Sigh. But excellent. ...

    Wonderful intro to the Yukon river. This book brought back wonderful memories of river travel in Alaska as told by my grandfather who was part of an expedition to measure the height of Mt.McKinley in 1898. ...

    Enjoyed the history and dialogue surrounding the salmon and their struggle for continued existence. Appreciated the many people encountered along the way. Didn?t enjoy the salty language or stories that didn?t add value to the book. A disappointing distraction. ...

  • Buck Edwards
    Jun 08, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

  • Ellen
    Jun 06, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

    You can?t write about nature these days without being depressing. In Kings of the Yukon Weymouth points out all the ways we are destroying not just the salmon but the entire Arctic. Sigh. But excellent. ...

    Wonderful intro to the Yukon river. This book brought back wonderful memories of river travel in Alaska as told by my grandfather who was part of an expedition to measure the height of Mt.McKinley in 1898. ...

    Enjoyed the history and dialogue surrounding the salmon and their struggle for continued existence. Appreciated the many people encountered along the way. Didn?t enjoy the salty language or stories that didn?t add value to the book. A disappointing distraction. ...

    This is a great read. Weymouth presents an account of the people of the Yukon and the importance of the King Salmon in their life. An important story for Alaskans to hear. ...

    Actually good about the environment (though depressing) and indigenous peoples. Just got to be more fish guts than I care for. ...

    This book inspired me to eat more salmon than I ordinarily would, which I think is the opposite of what the author intended. ...

    Meandering like the Yukon - but brilliantly detailed and scarily precise about the catastrophic reduction of the salmon population. An important read. ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    May 10, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

  • Jim Kuhlman
    Aug 05, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

    You can?t write about nature these days without being depressing. In Kings of the Yukon Weymouth points out all the ways we are destroying not just the salmon but the entire Arctic. Sigh. But excellent. ...

    Wonderful intro to the Yukon river. This book brought back wonderful memories of river travel in Alaska as told by my grandfather who was part of an expedition to measure the height of Mt.McKinley in 1898. ...

    Enjoyed the history and dialogue surrounding the salmon and their struggle for continued existence. Appreciated the many people encountered along the way. Didn?t enjoy the salty language or stories that didn?t add value to the book. A disappointing distraction. ...

    This is a great read. Weymouth presents an account of the people of the Yukon and the importance of the King Salmon in their life. An important story for Alaskans to hear. ...

    Actually good about the environment (though depressing) and indigenous peoples. Just got to be more fish guts than I care for. ...

  • Stephen Richardson
    May 15, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

  • Mike
    Feb 23, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

  • Kathleen
    May 14, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

  • John Shedd
    Sep 26, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

  • Peter Kralka
    May 20, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

  • Christine
    Sep 02, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

  • Ryan
    Aug 07, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

  • Mont Muldrow Jr.
    Jul 20, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...

    An interesting narrative of life on the Yukon River told by someone who paddled its entire length in a canoe. Vivid descriptions of the ever changing landscape, visits and discussions with the peoples who live on the river banks and their ways of life. The peoples lives historically re...

    What an enjoyable story that gives insight into the wild Yukon River, the salmon who head back to spawn and the people who depend on both the river and the fish. Mr. Weymouth travels the length of the Yukon on a 4 month journey where he catalogs what he finds with climate change, fish ...

    Adam Weymouth recounts a 2000-mile canoe trip, from the upstream end of the Yukon River?s tributaries to its sprawling delta on Alaska?s Bering Sea coast. As a travel tale the book is first-rate. But Weymouth?s keen interest in the Chinook ? aka King ? Salmon, and his listeni...

    I learned a lot about salmon! Cool that they have an osmotic change when going from fresh to salt and back. Was expecting more of a man against nature story of a river trip. Guess you could say it is a nature against man story. Good writing. Recommend it for anyone with an interest in ...

    You can?t write about nature these days without being depressing. In Kings of the Yukon Weymouth points out all the ways we are destroying not just the salmon but the entire Arctic. Sigh. But excellent. ...

    Wonderful intro to the Yukon river. This book brought back wonderful memories of river travel in Alaska as told by my grandfather who was part of an expedition to measure the height of Mt.McKinley in 1898. ...

  • Sondra Brooks
    Jun 23, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

  • Literary Soirée
    Aug 12, 2018

    King Salmon, tied to the culture of the people of the First nation, now making it's last stand in the Yukon. Everything one ever wanted to know about this king of salmon, the days when they thrived, and now their decline. The author sets out on a 2000 mile journey, mostly by canoe, dow...

    5 King Salmon stars to Kings of the Yukon! ? ? ? ? ? We traveled to Alaska and the Yukon Territory on our honeymoon, and I must say, I have never seen anything more majestic, pristinely beautiful, and untouched, as the Yukon, its waters, the land, the mountains. ...

    King Salmon of North American and Pacific Ocean Chinook history and lifespan tale told inside out and back to front. And also front to back again- or with the fingerlings going back downstream tail first. Others have said it better and also more lyrically, it's good. It was an inten...

    This book takes us on a journey up the Yukon River until it breaks into the ocean. Weymouth spent two seasons canoeing up the river. He speaks to native persons and locals and people in the fishing industry to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the biggest salmon in th...

    I just won a giveaway for this book! Yay! I'm so excited to read this one. Sounds like it will be a book I'll really enjoy. Review coming ASAP! Update: just received my goodreads giveaway copy in the mail! Hopefully review coming soon. Well, I finally finished this book and can h...

    Author Adam Weymouth paddled thousands of miles in a four-month journey down the Yukon River in an effort to puzzle out the status and patterns of the king salmon migration. Here, he offers a fascinating account of his experiences, of the life cycle and current state of these magnifice...

    The travelogue is a type of writing that attracts the fellow adventurer and the envious spectator. My hope is that this book will create awareness of this cause and commit both parties to action. Kings of the Yukon serves as a homage to the animals, the people, the land, and the journe...

    Visited Alaska and the Yukon last summer. To be able to read about the places that we visited was a delightful experience, able to remember the scenery and people who make their homes along the Yukon. If you are planning a trip, read the book as you travel, you won't regret it. Well wr...

    Amazing descriptions of Alaskan/Yukon Territory landscapes, Native ways of life, Western-Native interactions, commercial fishing processes, and how all these things affect the life cycle and future viability of King salmon populations. In turn, effects on the salmon disturb traditional...

    This is such a beautiful read. Both travel writing and an exploration of the relationship between fish and man, oddly enough both aspects just as captivating. I was very fond of reading about all the people Adam meets on his trip, their habits, their ways and traditions - it's also a v...

    I mistakenly thought this was a memoir about a canoe ride up the Yukon. Since I love adventure stories, it seemed a perfect choice for me. Little did I know, I would learn more about King Salmon than I ever thought possible. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the author's beauti...

    The Yukon River in Alaska is home to the king salmon, a fish that has been commercially hunted to the point of absolute peril and which also forms a large part of the religious and cultural life of the indigenous folk of both Alaska and Canada. (Adam Weymouth, in Kings of the Yukon, us...

    Picked this up at the local library thinking it was just the story of an adventure trip across Alaska, with the "Kings" in the title meaning that maybe the subjects felt like they felt like kings during their experience. It turns out that "Kings" refers to king salmon, and the book is ...

    'Kings of the Yukon' is not a book, it is a journey. The author, in a canoe, has set out to try and understand the decline in the king salmon population over the years in Canada and Alaska. Paddling from the source to the mouth, some 2000 miles, Adam Weymouth, a Londoner, meets an arra...

    Only seems appropriate as I'll be canoeing 200+ miles down the Yukon this summer. Slightly disappointing. Don't worry Jack London, Pierre Berton, or Robert Service you're in no danger. ...

    Kings of the Yukon is a nonfiction book that defies classification. It serves several purposes: it chronicles the author's trip traversing the Yukon; follows the salmon's journey with stops along the way at places that count or propigate them as well as places where people catch them o...

    I learned about this book from a review in The Wall Street Journal. The author, Adam Weymouth, paddles from the Canadian headwaters of the Yukon to its Alaska terminus at the Bering Sea. In this homage to the King Salmon, Weymouth tracks the salmons? return to their birthplace, but i...

    I got to this book via the Penguin "Read The Year" list and I was really sceptical about this one because it is not a book I would have picked up in a bookstore usually (Fish? Alaska? WTF?). But that's the point of a reading list: discovering new books. So what can I say? I enjoyed it ...

    I was enthralled by the grand adventure described in ?Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North.? Solo adventurer Adam Weymouth thrills us with his poetic narrative of journeying by canoe across Alaska along the entire 2,000-mile Yukon river, where he follows...