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    DescriptionPlugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world's most regulated river, providing most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix. If the river ceased flowing, it would soon be necessary to abandon many of the largest cities in the West. The Colorado is indeed a river of life, which makes it all the more tragic that when it approaches the sea, it has been reduced to a toxic trickle, its delta dry and deserted. In a blend of history, science, and personal observation, acclaimed author Wade Davis tells the story of America's Nile, from its legendary history to the human intervention that has left it transformed and near exhaustion. The story of the Colorado River is the human quest for progress and its inevitable if unintended effects - and an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and foster the rebirth of America's most iconic waterway. A beautifully told story of historical adventure and natural beauty, "River Notes" is a fascinating journey down the river and through mankind's complicated and destructive relationship with one of its greatest natural resources.

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    River Notes
    A Natural and Human History of the Colorado
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wade Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781610913614
    ISBN 10: 1610913612

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    LC classification: TC425.C6 D35 2013
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    5 maps
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    27 November 2012
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    Author Information
    Wade Davis is Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. An ethnographer, photographer, filmmaker, and writer, he is the author of the 2011 bestseller Into the Silence, Light at the Edge of the World, One River, the international bestseller The Serpent and the Rainbow, Shadows in the Sun, and other books. His articles have appeared in Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Scientific American, and many other publications.
    Review quote
    "In this slender meditation, Wade Davis deftly interweaves the past, present, and future of the greatest of all American rivers. Although I've explored the Colorado myself, Davis opened my eyes to many a new and surprising fact or insight. It's dazzling to see an author wield comprehensive erudition with such a light and masterly touch."--David Roberts "author of"Finding Everett Ruess" "