Beth Maynor Young

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Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers
by John C. Hall and Beth Maynor Young
$40 plus shipping and handling

Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers was born from the love and passion for discovering the mystery of the rivers in this state. I have watched the threats to rivers increase exponentially and also watched the courage of the many watershed groups across the state rise to meet these threats. These incredible rivers needed to have their story told.

The writer, John C. Hall, is a master story teller who knows this state in layers from the geology, paleontology, archeology, history, biology, etc. He has written an engaging natural history story that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat over 350 million years.

"Your photos do such a beautiful job of expressing these special places in Alabama that we should all strive both to enjoy and protect. Your life's dedication to capturing the essence of these places is more than just art, it is in fact giving them voice. It allows them to "speak" and aid in preserving this beauty for future generations. That's important to me... I just know it's "right". MH

A poet once said that a dammed river was like a snake nailed to the earth, in our case we have firmly placed the full weight of our boot-heel upon the snakes head. Any of the wisdom in these great rivers is now silenced under slack water...We have silenced their voices and severed our chance at reaping the knowledge they once conveyed, their magic a long distant memory. AV