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The Sacred Headwaters

by Wade Davis, afterword by Robert Kennedy Jr., foreword by David Suzuki

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A visual feast and a plea to save an extraordinary region in North America for future generations, now in softcover.

 

In this stunning collection of photos, viewers are transported to the spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. Here, three of Canada’s most important salmon rivers—the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass—are born in close proximity. Now, against the wishes of all First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development.

 

The compelling text by Wade Davis, which describes the region’s beauty, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and other inhabitants, is complemented by the voices of the Tahltan elders. The inescapable message is that no amount of methane gas can compensate for the sacrifice of a place that could be the Sacred Headwaters of all peoples of the world.

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Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. He served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NGS Explorers Council. The author of 17 books, he has lived and worked in the Stikine as a park ranger and guide.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his work in the fight to restore the Hudson River. Kennedy has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. His published books include Crimes Against Nature (2004), The Riverkeepers (1997) and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications.

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Dr. David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a cofounder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is the author of more than 50 books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, and, in 2007, was named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment.

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