America by Rivers (Hardback)
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America by Rivers (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 01/05/1996
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Photographer and writer Tim Palmer has spent more than 25 years researching and experiencing life on the waterways of the American continent. He has travelled by canoe or raft on more than 300 different rivers, down wide placid streams and rough raging rapids. His journeys have taken him to every corner of the country, where he has witnessed and described the unique interaction of geographical, historical, and cultural forces that act upon our nation's vital arteries."America by Rivers" represents the culmination of that grand adventure. Palmer describes the rivers of America in all their remaining glory and tarnished beauty, as he presents a comprehensive tour of the whole of America's river systems. Filled with important new information as well as data gathered from hundreds of published sources, "America by Rivers" covers: the network of American waterways and how they fit together to form river systems unique features of individual rivers along with their size, length, and biological importance environmental problems affecting the rivers of different regions and what is being done to protect and restore them cultural connections and conflicts surrounding the rivers of each region Chapters address the character of rivers in distinct regions of the country, and each chapter highlights one river with a detailed view from the water. Rivers profiled include the Penobscot, Potomac, Suwanee, Minnesota, Niobara, Salmon, Rio Grande, American, Rogue, and Sheenjek. Eighteen maps guide the reader across the country and 100 photos illustrate the splendor of Palmer's fascinating subject."America by Rivers" provides a new way of seeing our country, one that embraces the entire landscape and offersfresh avenues to adventure. It is compelling reading for anyone concerned about the health of our land and the future of our waterways.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559632638
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 241 x 159 x 29 mm
Edition: 2nd None ed.

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