The Colorado River and Grand Canyon are a chronicle of time, revealing the origins of the planet in rock and stone, but also the whirlwind of fortunes that can trans- form our destiny in a single generation. Having traveled the river as both a scholar and white water guide, Wade Davis tells a sweeping tale that leaves little doubt that the Colorado is the story of the American West. What becomes of the river today will determine the fate of no fewer than 40 million Americans.
“With hard facts and river adventures rendered in gorgeous prose, Davis exposes the vulnerability of the Colorado in our time of drought and global warming.” ~ Booklist
“Both a requiem for a river lost and a tale of a river rebounding. The first six pages of this book will break your heart. The remaining pages will repair what has been broken.”" ~ Terry Tempest Williams.
Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Author of 23 books, including One River, The Wayfinders and Into the Silence, he holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society from 2000 to 2013, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016. In 2018 he became an Honorary Citizen of Colombia.