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Author Halverson, Karen, 1941-

Title Downstream : encounters with the Colorado River / Karen Halverson ; foreword by William Deverell.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  917.91300222 HALV    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 142 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, colour map ; 23 x 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 139).
Summary "Downstream is a vision of the Colorado River by landscape photographer Karen Halverson. The Colorado, crucial to development in the West, is at once wilderness, natural resource, recreation area, and wasteland. In sixty-seven large-format color photographs, Halverson takes us on an intimate exploration of the Colorado's entire length - from its rugged upstream canyons, to its dams and reservoirs, to where it disappears into the desert, entirely consumed. The images capture the river's natural majesty as well as the strange and unexpected beauty of its altered state. In an insightful, personal introduction, Halverson tells how she explored the Colorado - accessing it by car, on foot, and by raft - while learning about its transformation into a complex water-delivery system. Historian William Deverell's foreword sets the photographs in the context of Colorado River history and discovery. In both images and prose the book gives a view of the Colorado's great and enduring splendor, and a look at the many ironies contained in its waters."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Landscapes -- Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico) -- Pictorial works.
Natural history -- Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico) -- Pictorial works.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Pictorial works.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780520253469 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520253469 (cloth : alk. paper)