Rivers of Oregon is a book of photography that reads like a love letter to the many rivers that flow through Oregon, from our lush coastal waterways to our eastern mountain streams. It’s gorgeous and peaceful, and reading it is almost as good as being there in person. Recommended By Moses M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
"Rivers are the essence of Oregon," writes award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer. In over 140 brilliant photos and evocative, informative text, Rivers of Oregon captures the life, the beauty, and the magic of Oregon's remarkable array of waterways.
The book’s engaging essays address the nature and ecology of flowing waters, the joy of travel on these lifelines of the planet, and the historic saga of Oregonians' commitment to preserve, protect, and restore the best of their state for future generations.
Rivers of Oregon captures the beauty and the intrinsic qualities of the state’s irresistible riverscapes like no other book has done. From the underwater view and from the refuge of riparian forests, from the seat of a canoe or raft and from distant mountain summits, readers will gain new perspectives on the extraordinary features that provide us with water, with life, and with scenes whose loss would leave us deeply impoverished.
Join this celebrated photographer, author, conservationist, and river guide on a journey of discovery that will change the way you think about flowing water and the alluring paths it makes across our land.
About the Author
Tim Palmer has been exploring, researching, photographing, and writing about the rivers of Oregon and America for forty years. His twenty-two books include Rivers of America, Field Guide to California Rivers, and Oregon: Preserving the Beauty and Spirit of the Land. He was named "one of the 10 greatest river conservationists of our time" by Paddler magazine, and one of the "100 greatest paddlers of the past century." For his writing and photography he was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Rivers.