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The Connecticut River: A Photographic Journey into the Heart of New England
     

The Connecticut River: A Photographic Journey into the Heart of New England

by Al Braden, Chelsea Reiff Gwyther (Other)
 

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The photographs in The Connecticut River follow this major waterway for 410 miles, from its origin near the Canadian border to its wide mouth on Long Island Sound, giving us a vivid portrait of a living artery of the New England landscape. Author and photographer Al Braden opens the book with an essay introducing important aspects of the river, and then presents 136

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The photographs in The Connecticut River follow this major waterway for 410 miles, from its origin near the Canadian border to its wide mouth on Long Island Sound, giving us a vivid portrait of a living artery of the New England landscape. Author and photographer Al Braden opens the book with an essay introducing important aspects of the river, and then presents 136 full-page color photos, ranging from close-ups to dramatic aerials, to reveal the river as few people are privileged to experience it. Readers will see and learn about the landscape, history, development, conservation, geologic formations, wildlife, flora, and, of course, the moods of the water, sky, and riverbank. Informative captions provide a wealth of information about the images, from pristine misted mornings to rich valley farmlands and modern hydroelectric turbines. Together, the images and text provide a poignant look at the river and document its centrality to the development of the unique character of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Includes select bibliography and list of resources.

Editorial Reviews

Photographer Al Braden's Connecticut River pictorial leads readers on a 410-mile journey down this major waterway, from the shores of its modest lake origins to its fruition in the wide-mouthed Long Island Sound. This holiday hardcover keepsake combines 136 full-color photographs, which include both close-ups and aerials, with a detailed text about the ecology and history of the river.
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“The Connecticut River (Wesleyan University Press) takes you (literally) through the heart of New England, using our region’s longest river as the thoroughfare. Luckily, your guide is Al Braden, a master photographer who honed his craft working with such giants as Minor White and Doc Edgerton. He also spent 10 years amassing the images in this breathtaking book….”—Alan Bisbort, Waterbury Republican-American

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819568953
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
10/23/2009
Series:
Garnet Books
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
401,857
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are Saying About This

Kim Lutz
“Al Braden’s pictorial journey from the shores of the Fourth Connecticut Lake to the waters of Long Island Sound are sure to entice the reader to don hiking boots, paddle a canoe, or get involved in protecting this New England treasure.”
Bill McKibben
“For generations, New England literally turned its back on the dirty Connecticut. But in recent years, as its waters have cleared, we've rediscovered the backbone of the region, this charming and gorgeous braid of water. These pictures are a reminder of its quiet glory.”

Meet the Author

AL BRADEN is a photographer whose work has been published in many magazines including National Geographic Kids, Yankee, and Woman’s Day. He lives in Austin, Texas. CHELSEA REIFF GWYTHER is executive director of the Connecticut River Watershed Council in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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