For the Love of Rivers

for the love of rivers cover image For the Love of Rivers

by Kurt D. Fausch
Reflections of Nature
Oregon State University Press
Paperback, 288 pages

While Kurt Fausch is a scientist’s scientist, he also happens to be a writer’s writer. He is winding up his career as a professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. In his book he celebrates the beauty and mystery of rivers and streams in lyrical, accessible prose. He draws from a lifetime career as a field biologist and weaves in the human dimension from the tragic death of a young Japanese colleague. The result is the winner of the prestigious Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award for 2016.