Full of fascinating facts and solid information, this book gives a comprehensive portrait of the Pacific salmon. This book informs the curious lay person who wants to gain a basic understanding of the salmon, while keeping technical terms to a minimum. The guide's lively and humorous style is augmented by cartoons, illustrations and a glossary, which makes for easy and entertaining reading. Author Gordon Bell gives a panoramic view of the five Pacific salmon species, their life histories, anatomy and physiology. Readers will come away with an appreciation of the salmon as well as their interaction with their environment.