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River Notes

Drought and the Twilight of the American West — A Natural and Human History of the Colorado

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  • ISBN: 9781778401428
  • Tags: All Books, Current Affairs & Politics, Naure & Enviornment, Wade Davis,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 09/19/2023

From international bestselling author Wade Davis comes a beautifully-written, fascinating history of the Colorado River that offers "both a love song and a paean of regret to America's most spectacular river" (Denver Post) and "a plea to save [it] before it's too late" (The Wall Street Journal).

Due to extreme drought and chronic overuse, the Colorado River and all those who depend on its waters are in peril.

During a pivotal moment in the river's lifespan, acclaimed author Wade Davis tells the story of America's Nile. Blending natural and cultural history, geology and conservation, his account reveals the side effects of our centuries-old quest for progress, and presents an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and foster the rebirth of one of the world's most important rivers.

Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. He served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NGS Explorers Council. The author of 23 books, he has lived and worked in the Stikine as a park ranger and guide.