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

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From white-knuckle rafting rides to fishing stories to eco-essays, this collection of true stories by such writers as Barry Lopez and Gabriel Garcia Marquez explores the historical, practical, and spiritual significance of rivers.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-259) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781885211422
Editor:
Michael, Pamela
Introduction:
Hass, Robert
Introduction by:
Hass, Robert
Introduction:
Hass, Robert
Editor:
Michael, Pamela
Author:
Hass, Robert
Author:
Michael, Pamela
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Rivers
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Aquatic sports
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Rivers
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Series Volume:
80-2000
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 14 lb

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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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