By Christa Sadler
The Colorado has carved through canyons, cultures and centuries. Here are nine chapters in its fast-flowing journey…
The Colorado examines nine episodes in the history of our interaction with the Colorado River, from early prehistoric cultures to the Spanish explorations of the lower reaches of the river, the dam building frenzy of the early and middle 20th century, and the current use of water throughout the region. This beautiful book combines current information, maps, and policy discussion in a stunning format that highlights the beauty and the grandeur of the river and its story. Designed as a companion volume to the film of the same name, the book nonetheless stands completely alone, and provides important history and context to one of the country’s most important—and most endangered—watersheds.
270 pages, over 400 illustrations