Posted on December 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
English writer Izaak Walton died on this day in 1683. Walton, a nature lover and fisherman, first published "The Complet Angler" in 1653 but he continued to revise and add to it for the next 25 years. He also wrote a number of short biographies. A group of fishermen who wanted to protect fishing spots for future generations founded the Izaak Walton League in 1922. Within two years the group had 100,000 members. Today, the environmental group is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and has about 50,000 members.
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- "Side Effects May Vary" (Julie Murphy, young adult) $1.99. Nook.
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