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1 BANGS, RICHARD. The Lost River: A Memoir Of Life, Death, And Transformation On Wild Water.
Sierra Club, San Francisco: 1999. 157805026X / 9781578050260 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This harrowing story of river rafting examines the high risk and high adventure at the heart of modern-day exploration. The author recounts his beginnings on wild rivers, the relationships forged in pursuit of adventure, and the primal joys that come from exploring unchartered territory. "The Lost River is a classic African exploration story by one of the chief innovators of modern adventure travel." - David Rains Wallace 
Price: 10.50 USD
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2 BANKS, LESLIE & STANLEY, CHRISTOPHER. The Thames: A History From The Air.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1990. 0192158953 / 9780192158956 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. 
Provides an aerial view of the river's history, revealing many aspects which are hidden from the observer at ground level, as well as giving a fresh perspective on much that is familiar. The volume contains 150 color photographs, chosenfrom the most varied and informative private collection of aerial photographs of the Thames in existence, built up by the authors over a period of fifteen years. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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3 BROWN, REBECCA A. (EDITOR). Where The Great River Rises: An Atlas Of The Connecticut River Watershed In Vermont And New Hampshire.
Dartmouth College Press, Hanover: 2009. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the Connecticut River—and then some! From ancient geology, through natural and human history, to current trends and projections for the future, this atlas covers it all. An invaluable companion for any lover of this priceless (and underappreciated) resource flowing right through our midst." —Willem Lange, writer, television host, storyteller A lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the natural and human elements that comprise the Upper Connecticut River watershed Rebecca A. Brown has compiled a remarkable compendium of authoritative essays on the Connecticut River, touching on everything from its physical landscape and natural environment, to the human history, and culture that has grown up around it. This indispensable volume is the product of a remarkable partnership and years of collaboration between the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Dartmouth College, and Northern Cartographic. Dozens of scholars, scientists, and other experts—all recognized as top authorities in their respective fields—were commissioned to prepare contributions related to their areas of expertise. This atlas underscores connectivity. Just as natural communities are integrated systems, so, too, are the communities of their human counterparts. The inherent ties between these natural and human worlds cannot be underestimated. This extraordinary volume succeeds brilliantly in portraying the interconnections — characterizing and analyzing the relationships between these realms and challenging the reader to ponder what the future holds for them. An astounding feat of scholarship and organization, Where the Great River Rises speaks eloquently to the keen senses of history, place, and environmental awareness in the Upper Connecticut River Valley as it educates and entertains. Rebecca A. Brown is editor of this volume and Communications Director of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions. Contributors to the atlas include Jim Andrews, Laurence Becker, Lisa Brooks, Rebecca A. Brown, Charlie Browne, Charles V. Cogbill, David S. Conant, Roger Damon, Jere Daniell, David L. Deen, Brett Engstrom, Richard Ewald, Sarah Flanagan, Sharon F. Francis, Bob Gagliuso, Kevin Geiger, Preston Gilbert, Judy Hayward, Cleve Kapala, Jon Kim, Natalie Koch, Barry Lawson, Ted Levin, Steve Maleski, John Marshall, Donna Roberts Moody, John Moody, Richard Moore, Adair D. Mulligan, Northern Cartographic, Sharon A. Penney, Barbara Ripley, Will Sawyer, Ned Swanberg, Steve Taylor, Nat Tripp, Thomas Villars, W.D. Wetherell, James Wright, and David Wunsch. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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4 CODY, ROBIN. Voyage Of A Summer Sun: Canoeing The Columbia River.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1995. 0679417680 / 9780679417682 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award and the Oregon Book Award. An Oregon State Library choice for "150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial." "The story is the Columbia River, not the canoe and me, but I've learned that friends can't hear me tell about the river until they know why I was out there. This is not an adventure story, though some adventure was unavoidable, and I didn't set out to find myself if I could help it. Nor did I launch the trip with a large point to prove. It was a voyage of discovery, and its telling is the uncovering of surprise on a river I thought I knew…" —Robin Cody, from the Prologue On a June morning in 1990, high up in the Canadian Rockies, Robin Cody pushed his sixteen-foot Kevlar canoe through tall grass and mud to launch it on peaceful Columbia Lake, the nominal source of the river that heaves more water into the Pacific ocean than any other in North or South America. For the next eighty-two days, Cody would portage massive dams and revel in the rapids as the great river plunges 2,700 feet in 1,200 miles before reaching the river's mouth in Astoria. Cody's canoe sneaks up on the bear and moose and raptors and beavers who make a living on the Columbia. He drops in on riverpeople: the trapper, the wind surfer, the archeologist, the lock operator, the native woman who grew up at riverside in a dwelling of tule reeds. With a generous and infectious spirit, Cody draws us into the mysteries of a much-altered and regulated river that is still, at heart, a life-giving place. Robin Cody, an Oregon native, is the author of Ricochet River and Voyage of a Summer Sun, both of which appear on the Oregon State Library's 2009 "150 Oregon Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial." Voyage of a Summer Sun received a PNBA Book Award and an Oregon Book Award. Cody has worked as an English teacher, a dean of admissions, a baseball umpire, and a school bus driver. He lives in Portland. "The book Huck Finn might have written if he'd had the chance to canoe the Columbia River instead of rafting the Mississippi…" —William Wharton, author of Birdy "A spellbinding journey into the heart and soul of the West… Humorous, meditative, powerful, this work holds the reader like a magical eddy."— Craig Lesley, author of The Sky Fisherman 
Price: 13.78 USD
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Time-Life Books, New York: 1975. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
In all, more than 20,000 miles of rivers and tributaries lay between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean, and in one fashion or another the rivermen found ways to exploit these corridors, Here is their colorful story accompanied by numerous illustrations. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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6 FAUSCH, KURT D. For The Love Of Rivers: A Scientist's Journey.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Rivers and streams supply our water and capture our imaginations. We seek the more pristine ones to fish or paddle, to hike along or simply sit and watch. But what is it we are seeing? What is essential about streams and rivers for us as humans? In For the Love of Rivers, stream ecologist Kurt Fausch draws readers across the reflective surface of streams to view and ponder what is beneath, and how they work. While celebrating their beauty and mystery, he uses his many years of experience as a field biologist to explain the underlying science connecting these aquatic ecosystems to their streamside forests and the organisms found there—including humans. For the Love of Rivers introduces readers to the life and work of Shigeru Nakano, a pioneering river ecologist who inspired other scientists around the world with his innovative research on stream-forest connections. Fausch takes readers along as he journeys to Japan, where he awakens to an unfamiliar culture, to Nakano, and his research. Nakano's life was abruptly ended in a tragic field accident, and his death was deeply mourned. Fausch joins Japanese and American colleagues to continue Nakano's research legacy, learn everything they can about the effects that humans have on rivers, fish, and their intricate links with riparian zones, and share this knowledge with others. More than a book about stream ecology, For the Love of Rivers is a celebration of the interconnectedness of life. It is an authoritative and accessible look at the science of rivers and streams, but it also ponders the larger questions of why rivers are important to humans, why it is in our nature to want to be near them, and what we can do now to ensure the future of these essential ecosystems. 6 ķ 9. B&W Illustrations. Figures. Maps. Notes. 288 pages. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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7 LASS, WILLIAM E. Navigating The Missouri: Steamboating On Nature's Highway, 1819-1935.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The complete history of steamboating on the Missouri River. Forming the most important river corridor in the trans-Mississippi West, the Missouri and its navigable tributaries were instrumental in opening the continent—but it took the steamboat to make that possible. The flat-bottomed vessel was the technological marvel of its day and provided access to the West before the railroads' arrival, encouraging settlement and fueling economic growth for decades. The complete and colorful saga of steamboating on the Missouri River is recounted, from its 1819 inception to the removal of the last commercial steamer in 1935. William E. Lass has crafted an engagingly written account that provides a panorama of transportation into and through the West—a story of the fur trade, of Indian relations, and of Euro-American settlement and development. Navigating the Missouri tells of migration and commerce on the Santa Fe Trail, the Platte River Road, and routes to the Montana gold mines. It explores the economic and political milieu of steamboating while savoring the rich social history of life on the Missouri, including the boat captains, who were the heroes of the river. Here too are insights into the operation of the steamboats, and Lass explains how the steamboat companies evolved, exploiting new opportunities and adjusting to change. Because steamboating touched so many dimensions of western expansion, Navigating the Missouri is an essential resource—a cornerstone study that complements nearly every other history of the American West. William E. Lass, Professor Emeritus of History at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is the author of From the Missouri to the Great Salt Lake: An Account of Overland Freighting and Minnesota: A History. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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8 MOOREHEAD, ALAN. The Blue Nile.
Harper & Row, New York: 1980. 0060907762 / 9780060907761 First Harper Colophon Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A study of the history of the river in the nineteenth century, According to the author, "Here I have stepped back half a century to 1798 and am concerned with events on the Blue Nile and on the main stream that descends from Ethiopia through Sudan and Egypt to the sea." Includes an Index. "...utterly absorbing, sweeping as the mighty river itself, and as surprising and powerful and full of dark mystery and brutality...a magnificent, gripping story". - The Washington Post Includes an index 
Price: 9.93 USD
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Westcliffe Publishers, Englewood: 1991. 1565790065 / 9781565790063 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Winding its way for 1,450 miles through the most majestic of America's western lands, the Colorado river remains the most intriguing of the nation's waterways. The beaty of the river, the way the water is being used today and the varied formulas for the river's future have been brought together in this book by a photographer and a writer who have explored the Colorado over the past ten years. 
Price: 18.62 USD
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10 SOLZMAN, DAVID M. The Chicago River: An Illustrated History And Guide To The River And Its Waterways.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2006. Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"The river has seen it all, done it all, carried it all," writes David Solzman. "Its current whispers of the past even as it rushes into the future. Those who know the river and its connected streams know Chicago in an elemental way. In a strong sense, the river is Chicago. Follow the river and travel into the soul of the city." The river is indeed the soul of the city—it runs through the heart of downtown, and it is a vehicle for both pleasure and the industry that keeps Chicago humming. With The Chicago River, Solzman has succeeded in writing an encyclopedic work—at once guidebook and history—that explores the river's physical character and natural history. Examining the river's past, contemplating its present, and forecasting its future, Solzman draws on his unparalleled knowledge to point out places of scientific and historic interest—involving everything from infamous murder cases to invasive zebra mussels. The book's 200 photographs and maps perfectly complement Solzman's vivid prose, leading readers on a visual journey as sinuous as the river it celebrates—a journey interspersed with plenty of river lore, facts, and literary quotations. Solzman, a veteran Chicago River tour guide, has also compiled a diverse collection of easy and enjoyable tours for anyone who wants to experience the river by foot, boat, canoe, or car. And he provides an appendix that lists river-related organizations, museums, tours, and riverfront restaurants and clubs. With practical tips, evocative language, and an astonishing array of anecdotes, The Chicago River is the most comprehensive guide to the river and its waterways, the perfect companion for everyone from the active river enthusiast to the armchair traveler. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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11 TWAIN, MARK. The Complete Works Of Mark Twain: Life On The Mississippi,Volume 7.
Harper & Brothers, New York: c1917. American Artists Edition. The Complete Works of Mark Twain, Volume 7. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
"The Mississippi is well worth reading about. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable. Considering the Missouri its main branch, it is the longest river in the world - four thousand three hundred miles. It seems safe to say it is also the crookedest river in the world, since in one part of its journey it uses up one thousandnthree hundred miles to cover the same ground that the cow would fly over in six hundred and seventy-five." And so begins this classic work. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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