"Follows a salmon named Chinook as she makes her way from the Bering Sea up the Yukon to her spawning ground on the Nisutlin River in Canada. Along the way she passes villages, numerous tributaries and other wildlife, avoiding fish wheels, bears and wrong turns. . . . It contains a wealth of information on salmon. . . with people, obstacles (both natural and man-made), other critters, maps and more passing through the pages."