The Colorado River: Chasing Water (Hardcover)

The Colorado River: Chasing Water By Pete McBride, Nick Paumgarten (Foreword by), Kevin Fedarko (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Pete McBride, Nick Paumgarten (Foreword by), Kevin Fedarko (Introduction by)
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In Association with Grand Canyon Conservancy and National Audubon Society.

Through photography and essays, this book is a celebration of one of America’s most valuable and iconic rivers and a warning demonstrating the river is a bellwether of overuse and climate change.

America’s Western water crisis is now newsworthy on a global level, and the Colorado River is in the crosshairs. The Colorado River is the most comprehensive look at this challenged resource that supplies drinking water to forty million Americans and supports five percent of the country’s GDP.

While acclaimed photographer Pete McBride has covered water worldwide and been dubbed a “freshwater hero” by National Geographic, he now brings us home to his deepest passion: saving his backyard river, the Colorado. For two decades, McBride has documented the Colorado River, from source to sea and always with a camera in hand.

Through McBride’s photography and his own words, as well as essays on climate change and river overuse, we witness the stark reality of our water crisis but also the remarkable beauty and resilience of this ephemeral source of life.

About the Author

Native Coloradan Pete McBride is a Sony Artisan of Light and has traveled on assignment to more than seventy-five countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Google, and the Nature Conservancy. He has spoken on stages for TEDx, the World Economic Forum, Pixar, Nat Geo Live, and more. His books The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim and Seeing Silence both won a National Outdoor Book Award.

Nick Paumgarten is an environmentalist and has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2005.

Kevin Fedarko works as a part-time river guide in Grand Canyon National Park. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Emerald Mile.

Praise For…

“The Colorado-born photographer makes a stirring case for the preservation of an iconic American waterway—some 40 million citizens use its supply daily—battered by overuse and climate change, but still magnificent through his lens.” — The New York Times Book Review

"I’ve admired McBride’s Colorado river work for years. He captures the Colorado River’s iconic wonder and challenges with artistic imagery and sobering prose. Chasing Water is an epic collection of art that cries for awareness and conservation.” — Jimmy Chin, Oscar-winning filmmaker, photographer
“A poignant tribute to the beauty of the American Southwest, McBride’s Chasing Water is his best work yet. His iconic imagery captures the plight and resilience of the Colorado River, urging each of us to stand for its protection.” — Paul Nicklen, Co-founder and Lead Storyteller Sealegacy 
“As a fellow conservationist and fan of McBride's work, I cannot stress enough the importance of this book. Chasing Water boldly confronts the Colorado River’s troubled history of misuse, uncovering hope and beauty in America’s most beloved and over-litigated river.” — Cristina Mittermeier, Co-founder and Lead Storyteller Sealegacy

“McBride’s masterpiece Colorado River book communicates the beauty, the heartbreak, and the hope for the river in a way that only his pictures can. It is really powerful.”   — Jennifer Pitt, Audubon's Colorado River Program Director

Product Details
ISBN: 9780847899746
ISBN-10: 0847899748
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English

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