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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 currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and was Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society from 2000 to 2013. His 23 books, published in 22 languages, include One River, The Wayfinders and Into the Silence, winner of the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize, the top nonfiction prize in the English language. He lives on Bowen Island, B.C.