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Dark waters dancing to a breeze : a literary companion to rivers and lakes

Author: Wayne Grady; David Suzuki Foundation.; Gibson Library Connections, Inc.
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Greystone Books, ©2007
Series: Literary Companions To ... Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humans' fascination with water finds full expression in this stellar collection. Included are writings from Mark Twain, who marvels at the teeming humanity on the Ganges; Henry Stanley, searching for Livingston and discovering instead Lake Albert Edward; as well as selections from A Complete Angler and A River Runs Through It ; and more than a dozen other classic works by explorers, adventurers, natural historians,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Literary collections
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Grady; David Suzuki Foundation.; Gibson Library Connections, Inc.
ISBN: 9781926685120 1926685121 1553652444 9781553652441 1282696114 9781282696112
OCLC Number: 666229453
Notes: Co-published by the David Suzuki Foundation.
Description: 1 online resource (171 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Concerning rivers / Izaak Walton --
A flood / John James Audubon --
My visit to Niagara / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The lake of salt / Charles Darwin --
The Tocantins and Cametá / Henry Walter Bates --
Ganges, the great purifier / Mark Twain --
The source of the Albertine Nile / Henry Morton Stanley --
Speckled trout / John Burroughs --
Lake Ontario / Rupert Brooke --
The Thames / Theodore Dreiser --
The St. Lawrence / Henry Beston --
Falling water / Donald Culross Peattie --
The Fraser / Bruce Hutchison --
The Big Blackfoot / Norman Maclean --
Awash in the Baleh / Redmond Haig-Brown --
The Hawkesbury / Kate Grenville --
We start up the great Missouri / William Least Heat-Moon --
Rivertops / Ted Williams --
The tree and the trout / Kevin Van Tighem --
Adoration of a hose / David James Duncan --
Bank deposits / Trevor Herriot --
Superior / Jill Frayne --
Farewell to the Nineteenth Century / John McPhee --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Literary Companions To ... Ser.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Wayne Grady.
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Humans' fascination with water finds full expression in this stellar collection. Included are writings from Mark Twain, who marvels at the teeming humanity on the Ganges; Henry Stanley, searching for Livingston and discovering instead Lake Albert Edward; as well as selections from A Complete Angler and A River Runs Through It ; and more than a dozen other classic works by explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and novelists.

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