Tim Palmer Rivers of America

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Rivers of America

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9780810954854: Rivers of America

“This book is a remarkable celebration of America. In photographs and in words, Tim Palmer has captured the magic and value of rivers as nobody has ever done, and as nobody is ever likely to do again.” —Don Elder, president, River Network

Anyone who has ever paddled down, fished in, or relaxed along one of America’s rivers understands their power to nourish, inspire, and enchant—but until now, no book has truly captured the rivers’ majesty. Award-winning author, conservationist, and photographer Tim Palmer has spent his life exploring and learning about these sometimes peaceful, sometimes turbulent waterways, and in the pages of Rivers of America he shares his amazing images. An incomparable collection of nearly 200 stunning photographs from all across the United States, Rivers of America celebrates the essence of flowing water like no other book before it. Accompanying the dazzling images are Palmer’s eloquent essays, in which he describes the magic of rivers and their vital ecological role in our lives.

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Tim Palmer has been a writer, photographer, conservationist, speaker, and consultant on behalf of rivers since 1970, receiving multiple awards for his work, including the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the nonprofit conservation organization American Rivers in 1988. He has written and photographed sixteen books including California Wild, which won the 2005 Benjamin Franklin Award for the best American book on nature and the environment. Palmer lives in Port Orford, OR.

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Rivers have fed Palmer's imagination and commanded his attention for decades as an explorer (he has canoed or rafted down nearly 300), conservationist, photographer, and writer. Here he presents 200 awe-inspiring photographs of American rivers in all seasons and moods in every region of the country. Deliberately focusing on natural and unspoiled waterways, Palmer has taken breathtaking shots that capture the motion, power, and vitality of flowing water as well as framing the grace of the grasses, trees, and animals that depend on streams great and small. In his persuasive commentary, he reminds us that there would be no life without water and that "rivers are the water supply of the world." He then reveals what his photographs do not: the hard fact that nearly half of America's rivers are polluted and endangered, jeopardizing countless ecosystems. Rivers recover, however, and Palmer reports with all due enthusiasm on the efforts of river conservation groups, thus creating a book of river art and advocacy that is sumptuous, informative, and hopeful. Donna Seaman
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