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Rivers of America

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Tim Palmer

224 pages, 200 col photos, 1 col map


Hardback | Sep 2006 | #162528 | ISBN: 0810954850
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About this book

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 river's 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. He has written and photographed sixteen books including California Wild, which won the 2004 Ben Franklin Award as the best American book on nature and the environment. The Heart of America: Our Landscape, Our Future won the Independent Publisher's Book Award as the best essay and travel book in 2000. The Columbia won the National Outdoor Book Award in 1998. Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness received the 1997 Director's Award from the Director of the National Park Service for the best book about a national park. Palmer was the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award from American Rivers in 1988. Perception, Inc. honored him as the River Conservationist of the Year in 2000, and in 2002, California's Friends of the River presented him with the Peter Behr Award, their highest honour.

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