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People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsinís Love Affair with an Ancient Fish - Audio Book

SKU: 978-0-87020-568-2
Audio Book

By: Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ronald M. Bruch & Frederick P. Binkowski

Audio Production: Chris Bocast, for the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center

This audio book is a companion to the book, "People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish." More details...
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Audio Book

By: Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ronald M. Bruch & Frederick P. Binkowski

Audio Production: Chris Bocast, for the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center

ďDuring the recording of this audiobook, I found myself in trucks around and on top of Lake Winnebago (including one that later sank in the lake); Menominee powwows and sturgeon banquets; in basement workshops and lost on rural roads; and perched with my microphone on the edges of rivers and falls across central Wisconsin. It turned out to be a year-long project. It was well worth doing, as this work captures the literal voices and unique dialect of the people of the sturgeon. I encourage all listeners to seek out the print book to enjoy the striking visual elements that are, by necessity, not part of the audiobook experience.Ē óChris Bocast, Producer

People of the Sturgeon is a history of the lake sturgeon in Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago region, told by a fascinating collection of stories on the culture, art, and science surrounding this mysterious fish. From some of the earliest inhabitants of Wisconsin, the Menominee Indian Tribe, to the spearers who flock to frozen Lake Winnebago for the annual sturgeon spearing season, people have always been drawn to this ancient fish. This is the only population of sturgeon in the world to have been nearly extirpated, then resurrected through a community-wide effort of people who are now joined together as People of the Sturgeon.

This audiobook version includes updates on Menominee-DNR relations; new information on sturgeon aging; wonderful music by Graminy; and definitive recordings of the mysterious sounds of sturgeon thunder.

Kathleen Schmitt Kline is a science writer at the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, which supports research, education, and outreach dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nationís Great Lakes and ocean resources.

Ronald M. Bruch is Natural Resources Region Team Supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Resources, and the lead sturgeon biologist for the Lake Winnebago system.

Frederick P. Binkowski is a senior scientist at the Wisconsin Great Lakes WATER Institute and the aquaculture advisory services specialist with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. He has been raising and researching lake sturgeon since 1979.

4 hours and 25 minutes on 4 discs

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