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The Gift of Rivers: True Stories of Life on the Water (Travelers' Tales Guides)

Travelers' Tales

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ISBN 10: 1885211422 / ISBN 13: 9781885211422
Published by Travelers' Tales, 2000
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Title: The Gift of Rivers: True Stories of Life on ...

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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Rushing, rolling, flowing — rivers provide the ultimate metaphor for movement. They carve borders, create livelihoods, provoke adventure, and offer healing. From white-knuckle rafting rides to fishing stories to eco-essays, this collection by top authors explores the historical, practical, and spiritual significance of rivers. Contributors to The Gift of Rivers include Isabel Allende, Barry Lopez, Wendell Berry, Jan Morris, William Least Heat-Moon, Richard Bangs, Simon Winchester, and many other distinguished and emerging voices — all celebrating rivers, literally and symbolically. A thoughtful introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass describes the way in which rivers have fueled the imagination and spawned cultures since the beginning of time.

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Contributors to The Gift of Rivers include Isabelle Allende, Barry Lopez, Wendell Berry, Jan Morris, William Least-Moon, Richard Bangs, Simon Winchester, and many other distinguished and emerging voices-all celebrating rivers, literally and symbolically.

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