Darwin's Bass by Paul Quinnett
The Evolutionary Psychology of Fishing Man

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You won't find him listed in the evolutionary cast-of-characters alongside Lucy or Cro-Magnon Man, but far back in the human past there was also Fishing Man. Our roots as a fishing species go a long way toward explaining the attraction modern humans feel the the sport of angling.

In this sequel to his widely acclaimed Pavlov's Trout - the first book ever about the psychology of fishing - Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., returns to explore the evolutionary foundations of fishing, and why so many people devote so much passion to this sport. While exploring real scientific conundrums of our evolution as a fisher folk - Did fishing help us develop our intelligence? Does the successful fisherman have a better chance of contributing to the gene pool? - Darwin's Bass also helps explain the joy, freedom, anticipation and hope that people feel when they go fishing.

If you're a fisherman, Darwin's Bass offers a new understanding about yourself. If fishing has hooked a man or woman you love, it is loaded with insight into the motivations that send them out on the water. Either way Darwin's Bass will hook you with its light-hearted humor and uplifting philosophy. Chances are, you have more in common with the fishes than you ever expected!


What others say about Darwin's Bass ...

"Even if a fishing trip is your idea of vacation hell, you'll still enjoy Darwin's Bass. It's witty, informal guide the human mind." -- Psychology Today

"Darwin's Bass is destined to be a classic." -- The Fisherman

"This wonderful little book ... will clearly earn a place in the bottom of every tackle box... I recommend it to anyone, young or old, who has ever held a fishing rod, sat around a campfire, or tramped along a trail." -- Fisheries

"An angling title that you do not have to be an angler to enjoy." -- The Black Bass Journal
 

About Paul Quinnett

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Quinnett lives near trout-filled lakes and streams in Washington. He is a nationally known psychologist and an award-winning writer.
 
Published July 11, 2012 by Keokee Co. Publishing. 234 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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