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The River

by Paul Vasey

"Ask anyone what they love most about Winzer, and they seem always to tell you it's the people, the family and friends webbed around each of us. True. But for me the town is also, and perhaps mainly, the larger-than-life...

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...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

  • Fields and Streams

    by Rebecca Lave

    Examining the science of stream restoration, Rebecca Lave argues that the neoliberal emphasis on the privatization and commercialization of knowledge has fundamentally changed the way that science is funded,...

    Drifting into Darien

    by Janisse Ray & Nancy Marshall

    Janisse Ray was a babe in arms when a boat of her father’s construction cracked open and went down in the mighty Altamaha River. Tucked in a life preserver, she washed onto a sandbar as the craft sank from...

    River of Lakes

    by Bill Belleville

    First explored by naturalist William Bartram in the 1760s, the St. Johns River stretches 310 miles along Florida's east coast, making it the longest river in the state. The first "highway" through the once wild...


    by John Lane

    Before the novel and the film Deliverance appeared in the early 1970s, any outsiders one met along the Chattooga River were likely serious canoeists or anglers. In later years, untold numbers and kinds of people...

    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...


    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...

    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...

    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...

    My Reach

    by Susan Fox Rogers

    In this memoir of the Hudson River and of her family, Susan Fox Rogers writes from a fresh perspective: the seat of her kayak. Low in the water, she explores the bays and the larger estuary, riding the tides,...

    The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons

    by John Wesley Powell

    With "The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons," readers can explore the one-thousand miles of the Colorado River in its natural state nearly one-hundred and fifty years ago. Legendary explorer...