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Amazon Sweet Sea: Land, Life, and Water at the River's Mouth

by Nigel J. H. Smith

Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of fresh water. At the river's mouth, a vast delta of river channels and marshes, floodplain and upland forests, open and...


The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon

by Colin Fletcher

The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon.


River: One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea

by Colin Fletcher

At age sixty-seven, Colin Fletcher, the guru of backpacking in America, undertook a rigorous six-month raft expedition down the full length of the Colorado River--alone. He needed "something to pare the fat...


Red Nile

by Robert Twigger

From religion, to language, to the stories rooted in our faith and history books, the Nile River has proven to be a constant fixture in mankind’s tales. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient...


Fisherman's Spring

by Roderick L. Haig-Brown & Nick Lyons

One of the most prolific fly-fishing writers of the twentieth century, Roderick L. Haig-Brown continues his “seasons” cycle with Fisherman’s Spring, a book that is as much about the deep philosophical aspects...


The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities

by Paul Vasey

A vivacious memoir of life along the Detroit River, from the prize-winning reporter, novelist, and CBC broadcaster Paul Vasey.


The Atchafalaya River Basin: History and Ecology of an American Wetland

by Bryan P. Piazza

In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions:

-What is the Atchafalaya River Basin?

-Why is it important?

-How have its hydrology and natural...


Land of Little Rivers: A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing

by Austin M. Francis & Enrico Ferorelli

The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Esopus, Schoharie, and Delaware—the rivers of angling pioneers Thaddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon, and many others—are celebrated in this gorgeous...


Fisherman's Winter

by Roderick L. Haig-Brown & Nick Lyons

Originally published in 1954, Fisherman’s Winter is Roderick Haig-Brown’s final installment in his well-known “seasons” cycle. With a unique blend of experience and observation, Haig-Brown brings readers...


My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey

by Jessica DuLong

After journalist Jessica DuLong was laid off from her dot-com job, her life took an unexpected turn. A volunteer day aboard an antique fireboat, the John J. Harvey, led to a job in the engine room, where she...


Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations

by John Waldman

That one could “walk drishod on the backs” of schools of salmon, shad, and other fishes moving up Atlantic coast rivers was a not uncommon kind of description of their migratory runs during early Colonial...


Fisherman's Fall

by Roderick L. Haig-Brown

Originally published in 1964, Fisherman’s Fall brings a unique perspective to the world of fall fishing. In the preface, Robert L. Haig-Brown ruminates on the attempts to preserve the salmon and trout in the...


San Juan River Chronicle: Personal Remembrances of One of America's Premier Trout Streams

by Steven J. Meyers

With an abundance of lyricism and insight, Steven Meyers writes about the natural history and unparalleled fly fishing opportunities found on his home river, the San Juan of New Mexico.


Elwha: A River Reborn

by Steve Ringman & Lynda V. Mapes

A compelling exploration of one of the largest dam removal projects in the world—and the efforts to save a stunning Northwest ecosystem

* Co-published with The Seattle Times

* 125 color photographs, including...


Fishing the River of Time: A Grandfather's Story

by Tony Taylor

At age eighty, Tony Taylor journeys from Sydney, Australia, to British Columbia to fish the Cowichan River with his eight-year-old grandson, Ned. The trip is an opportunity for Tony to return to a landscape...


Contested Waters: An Environmental History of the Colorado River

by April R. Summit

"To fully understand this river and its past, one must examine many separate pieces of history scattered throughout two nations--seven states within the United States and two within Mexico--and sort through...


River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado

by Margie Crisp & Andrew Sansom

Writer and artist Margie Crisp has traveled the length of Texas’ Colorado River, which rises in Dawson County, south of Lubbock, and flows 860 miles southeast across the state to its mouth on the Gulf of Mexico...


The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green

by James M. Aton

Desolation Canyon is one of the West's wild treasures. Visitors come to study, explore, run the river, and hike a canyon that is deeper at its deepest than the Grand Canyon, better preserved than most of the...


Goodbye to a River: A Narrative

by John Graves

In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream’s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal...


Implementing the Endangered Species Act on the Platte Basin Water Commons

by David M. Freeman

Water users of the Platte River Basin have long struggled to share this scarce commodity in the arid high plains, ultimately organizing collectively owned and managed water systems, allocating water along extensive...