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Looks at the effects dams and reservoirs have on rivers, traces the history of river protection legislation, and describes the new challenges that face America's rivers
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Tim Palmer has been involved in river protection since 1970 as a writer, photographer, planner, conservationist, speaker, and consultant. He is the author of 14 books on rivers and conservation, and speaks frequently to college classes and public audiences nationwide.Review:
A deft mix of history, painstakingly accurate research, and insightful comment on the politics and policy of river conservation . . . as much a classic in its field as was Rachel Carson's Silent Spring or Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. (Sacramento Bee)
Palmer is an eloquent river advocate and an insightful historian. Endangered Rivers is an important contribution to environmental history, placing river protection within the broader conservation movement for the first time. (Pacific Historical Review)
Tim Palmer tells the story of river conservation better than anyone else. This vitally needed and meticulous update of our movement's history comes just in time for the biggest battles yet. Everyone who cares about saving a river they love should keep a copy of Endangered Rivers handy for inspiration. (Rebecca Wodder)
This work is a great source for environmental statistics. . . . This volume will continue to be a standard environmental resource for another 20 years. Recommended. (Choice)
An excellent historical overview of rivers as a whole . . . should be considered [an] essential addition to any college-level collection. (The Midwest Book Review)
An excellent historical overview of rivers as a whole . . . should be considered [an] essential addition to any college-level collection..... (The Midwest Book Review)
Rivers have played a major role in giving form to the American conservation movement, and perhaps the single most enduring virtue of Tim Palmer's book is that he documents this fact with greater clarity and detail than anyone before him has ever attempted; he has written what can only be described as the definitive work on the subject. A tremendously important addition to the literature of conservation. (Orion)
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Book Description University of California Press, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0520057155
Book Description University of California Press, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0520057155