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This handsome volume is based on the IMAX® Theatre film Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk, in which Davis (The Lost Amazon), an explorer in residence at the National Geographic Society, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (who provides the book's preface) explore the Colorado River with their daughters. Here, Davis discusses how the water of the Colorado River formed the incredible grooves of the Grand Canyon. Today, the river no longer reaches the Colorado River delta, a once-thriving estuary, owing to human allocation of the water. With impassioned but scientific writing from Davis and the expansive photography of Rainier, a widely published documentary photographer, this large volume forms a portrait of the colorful ride through the eons of time during which water wore the earth to create the Grand Canyon. A large palette of natural stone hues that climb from the river bed through the layers of sedimentation to the upper rim of the canyon will be a stunning surprise for newcomers to this extraordinary place. Overall, this look at the Grand Canyon is a remarkable visual success and a rhetorical contribution to the understanding of clean rivers. Highly recommended.