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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books / David Suzuki Foundation (Oct. 14 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553658809
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553658801
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 26.7 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Friederike Knabe TOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 5 2012
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"Radical? Lopping off the top of a moutain and pouring it down into a couple of lakes is radical. Trying to stop them is not." George Amos, First Nation Elder in Northern British Columbia and for over thirty years a leading voice for conservation in Canada.

George Amos's epigraph in "The Sacred Headwaters" could not be more pertinent. "Radical" has recently become a very loaded term in political discourse, especially in Canada, pitching environmentalists and other concerned citizens, especially First Nations communities, against politicians and big (oil) corporations. In his afterword to this book, Robert F. Kennedy compares the dangers to the pristine region of Northern BC where the three major rivers, the Skeena, the Skitine and the Nass - the Sacred Headwaters for local First Nations People - originate to those that led to the Glen Canyon being buried forever when a dam was built over the Colorado River back in 1963. Wade Davis, explorer in-residence at the National Geographic Society, is the author of 15 book, based on his research and travels in many parts of the world, most recently, Into The Silence, about the Mount Everest Expeditions by George Mallory and his team in the early nineteen twenties.

The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass is an attractive table top book with a strong message. Exquisitely photographed by Carr Clifton and other members of the International League of Conservation Photographers, the quality and expressiveness of their images alone keep you in awe: the pristine landscape, far away from any roads; the play of colours as they change through daylight hours, weather patterns and seasons; the contrast and interplay betweeen rolling hills and lakes, high peaks and deep canyons...
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At the doctor's office I picked up a 2012 magazine, and it advertised this book. It was serindipity. In the spring of 2013 my brother's ashes were sprinkled on Kanaskan Lake. It was one of his favourite fishing locations. I knew nothing about the area. The photography shows the beauty of the headwaters. My brother died in 2008, and it wasn't until I saw this book that I felt at peace. The land needs to be preserved, not destroyed.
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This is a very special book, Its the kind you would want to share with others. the photography is spectacular.
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By Frank on Feb. 9 2012
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Great insight into what First Nations people have to endure in order to protect their lands, Excellent photography, would recommend to anyone
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