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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 times...


Wasting the Rain (Routledge Revivals): Rivers, People and Planning in Africa

by William M. Adams Adams

First published in 1992, this title offers an experienced and constructive evaluation of the ways in which water resources have been developed in Africa. Adams argues that the best hope of productive development...


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.


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...


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...


Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

by David Groenfeldt

This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is fundamental to an understanding...


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...


Elwha: A River Reborn

by Lynda Mapes & Steve Ringman

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


Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management

by Cheryl De Boer, Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf & Gül Özerol

In an increasingly global community of researchers and practitioners, new technologies and communication means have made the transfer of policies from one country or region to another progressively more prevalent....


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...


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...


Governing International Watercourses: River Basin Organizations and the Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes

by Susanne Schmeier

This book focuses on River Basin Organizations as the key institutions for managing internationally shared water resources. This includes a comparative analysis of all River Basin Organizations worldwide and...


Water Trading and Global Water Scarcity: International Experiences

by Josefina Maestu

Water scarcity is an increasing problem in many parts of the world, yet conventional supply-side economics and management are insufficient to deal with it. In this book the role of water trading as an instrument...


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...