Headwaters: A Celebration of Alabama Rivers

Headwaters: A Celebration of Alabama Rivers

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by Beth Maynor Young, John C. Hall
     
 

Headwaters is a breathtaking portrait of Alabama rivers. From their primal seepages in the Appalachian highlands or along the broad Chunnenuggee Hills, Alabama’s rivers carve through the rocky uplands and down the Fall Line rapids, then ease across the coastal plain to their eventual confluence with the Gulf of Mexico.

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Headwaters is a breathtaking portrait of Alabama rivers. From their primal seepages in the Appalachian highlands or along the broad Chunnenuggee Hills, Alabama’s rivers carve through the rocky uplands and down the Fall Line rapids, then ease across the coastal plain to their eventual confluence with the Gulf of Mexico.

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“This book pulls together and fuses two great resources—Beth Young’s beautiful photographs and John Hall’s lifetime love of (and stories about) Alabama’s natural heritage . . . and its sheer beauty will inspire people to explore the state for themselves.”
—Larry Davenport, Samford University

“WOW! What a wonderful body of work. Beth has captured the essence of the location with composition, light, and timing. I enjoyed the personality of the text throughout and found it to be the right blend of information and entertainment . . . Kudos to the creators.”
—Marc Muench, co-creator of American Portfolios, The Rockies, and Our National Parks

“This is a great book, well organized [with] a very good flow. Beth’s images are exquisite . . . and the quotes with each image are good surprises.”
—Chip Cooper, photographer of Common Threads and A Mansion’s Memories

Library Journal

Blending fine photographs and absorbing text, this absolutely stunning book portrays the rivers of Alabama, from their sources in the Appalachian highlands and along the rocky Chunnenuggee Hills to the coastal plain. Conservation photographer Young's 155 images are exquisite in their breadth, detail, and sensitivity. Yet this book goes far beyond fine photography with the lively, informative text of naturalist Hall (curator, Black Belt Museum, Univ. of West Alabama), becoming a photo-essay that tells a wonderful story of our past, present, and future. The detailed text is well organized into broad chapters: "Headwaters," "The Alabama Uplands," "The Fall Line," and "The Coastal Plain." As Rick Middleton (executive dir., Southern Environmental Law Ctr.) states in his foreword, this book "simplifies the complex and gets at the heart of our connection to nature and place." VERDICT Carefully edited and designed, this book expresses a powerful theme about conservation and our stewardship of precious natural resources that goes far beyond state and region. Highly recommended, it will appeal to broad audiences�photographers from amateurs to professionals, conservationists, environmentalists, and others who simply enjoy nature and wildlife.�Raymond Bial, First Light Photography, Urbana, IL


—Raymond Bial

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817316303
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
04/05/2009
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,315,218
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
6 - 18 Years

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