Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic in the field of conservation. This updated edition includes two new chapters that chart the course of conservation during the past twenty years and explore how the movement to protect rivers will likely change in the twenty-first century.
Tim Palmer has been involved in river protection since 1970 as a writer, photographer, planner, conservationist, speaker, and consultant. He is the author of 14 books on rivers and conservation, and speaks frequently to college classes and public audiences nationwide.
Chapter 1 Rivers and Dams Chapter 2 A Delicate Balance Chapter 3 Changing the Flow of Water Chapter 4 The Beginnings of River Protection Chapter 5 The Movement to Save Rivers Chapter 6 National Rivers Chapter 7 Politics and the Problems of Water Development Chapter 8 A New Era Chapter 9 Needs and Alternatives Chapter 10 The Last Wealth Chapter 11 The Second Generation of River Conservation Chapter 12 Rivers in the Twenty-First Century Part 13 Sources Part 14 Organizations Involved in River Protection