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By Tim Palmer

Award-winning writer, naturalist, and conservationist Tim Palmer offers the realm of California rivers during this functional and encouraging box advisor. Loaded with pointers on the place to hike, fish, canoe, kayak, and raft, it deals an interpretive method that finds geology, plant and wild existence, hydrologic methods, and different average phenomena. Palmer reviews on conservation with a viewpoint from many years of non-public engagement. greater than a hundred and fifty streams are featured, 50 riparian species are illustrated, and a hundred and eighty images convey the essence of California’s rivers. Palmer brings a typical heritage advisor, a sport consultant, and an advent to river ecology jointly in a single illuminating quantity; it belongs in each river lover’s booklet assortment, boat, and backpack.

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