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Florida's Rivers

by Doug Alderson

The rivers in Florida are steeped in a rich natural and cultural history. They are avenuesthrough time, allowing us to wrap ourselves in a rich historical tapestry, and they are showcases for wildlife and natural...

Paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

by Dan Tobyne

The 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the largest inland water trail in the United States. The trail follows the traditional travel routes of Native Americans, including the Wabanaki and Iroquois, as well...

Life on the Upper Thames

by H. R. Robertson

Originally published in 1875, this work details what life was like on the Upper Thames before the 20th century, the people who lived there and the trades they developed. It is a wonderful work for anyone interested...

The River That Made Seattle

by Bj Cummings

With bountiful salmon and fertile plains, the Duwamish River has drawn people to its shores over the centuries for trading, transport, and sustenance. Chief Se’alth and his allies fished and lived in villages...


by Mark Kurlansky

  • Written by best-selling author Mark Kurlansky
  • About one of the most popular, intriguing, yet misunderstood fish
  • The author's message is that to save the salmon, we must save the planet, and to save the planet,...

  • Confluence

    by Zak Podmore

    "Podmore's essays resemble Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau with an extra dose of social, racial and political analysis."


    In the wake of his river–running mother's death, Zak...

    How Dams Fall

    by Will Falk

    “The Colorado River speaks,” Will Falk insists in How Dams Fall. Written while Falk was involved in the first-ever American federal lawsuit seeking personhood and rights of nature for a major ecosystem,...


    by Andrew Reeves

    Intelligent investigative writing meets experiential journalism in this important look at one of North America?s most voraciously invasive species

    Politicians, ecologists, and government wildlife officials are...

    River of the Carolinas

    by Henry Savage Jr.

    The story of the Santee is, in fact, the story of a major part of the Carolinas east of the Appalachians, for the river drains an immense area of both states from the mountains to the ocean. Savage also describes...

    Days of Rivers Past

    by Robert S. Hooton

    Personal and professional thoughts on some of British Columbia?s iconic steelhead rivers, along with considerations on the possible futures these streams face in an era of declining habitat, recreational pressure...

    In the Watershed

    by Ryan Schnurr

    For several years, Ryan Schnurr watched media coverage of Lake Erie algae blooms with a growing sense of unease. An Indiana native, he wanted to learn more about role of the Maumee River in the lake's environmental...

    A River Captured

    by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes

    A River Captured explores the controversial history of the Columbia River Treaty and its impact on the ecosystems, indigenous peoples, contemporary culture, provincial politics and recent history of southeastern...

    The Peace in Peril

    by Christopher Pollon & Ben Nelms

    In the next decade, a 60-metre-high wall of compacted earth will stretch more than a kilometre across the main stem of the Peace River, causing the waters behind it to swell into a 93-square-kilometre artificial...

    Remembering the Don 2-Book Bundle

    by Charles Sauriol

    More than just a Parkway, the Don Valley is a vital natural habitat in Toronto's city core. Naturalist Charles Sauriol was a key player in its preservation. Here Sauriol shares a history of the Don Valley, from...

    Things That Flow

    by K. S. Lubinski

    Author K. S. Lubinski takes a lot of comfort from his relationship with the river. It has helped him find a level of internal peace that was missing in his younger years. In Things that Flow, Lubinski braids...

    Listening to the Savage

    by Barbara Hurd

    Barbara Hurd’s Listening to the Savage weaves rich explorations of science, history, mythology, literature, and music. The listening of the book delineates and champions a kind of attentiveness to what is...

    River of Traps

    by William deBuys & Alex Harris

    New Mexico?s Sangre de Cristo mountains are a place where two cultures Hispanic and Anglo meet. They're also the place where three men meet: William deBuys, a young writer; Alex Harris, a young photographer;...

    Heads above Water

    by Robert L. Gulley & Andrew Sansom

    Since the 1950s, competing interests for use of Edwards Aquifer resources—the primary source of water for more than two million people in south central Texas—were at war. They had tried many times to resolve...

    Chattahoochee River User's Guide

    by Joe Cook, B. J. Freeman & Noel Burkhead

    The Chattahoochee River is one of the premier waterways of Georgia and the Southeast. It is a mecca for summer recreation, a priceless natural resource that provides water and power for a great number of Georgia’s...

    The Atchafalaya River Basin

    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...