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Colorado River - Flowing Through Conflict

The Colorado River

Flowing Through Conflict

The Colorado River is the seventh largest river in the U.S., supplying water to over 30 million people. It is also one of the most diverted, silted, and heavily litigated rivers in the world.
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The Colorado River is the seventh largest river in the U.S., supplying water to over 30 million people. It is also one of the most diverted, silted, and heavily litigated rivers in the world. The farmers and residents of the rapidly growing western states rely on the river for irrigation, drinking water, and electricity. This demand has permanently altered the river's ecology. The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict shows us the river's entirety-from its headwaters in the Colorado Rockies to the dry riverbed that once reached the Sea of Cortez-in an oversized, full-color, photo essay format.

In order to bring awareness to these issues in a unique way, Peter McBride shot much of the book's photography from the air. As McBride explains, "The aerial perspective shows where we as humans have been, how we connect to the earth, and how nature relates to itself." Jonathan Waterman, at times joined by McBride, spent approximately 100 days paddling the river's 1,450 miles from its source in the Rocky Mountains. He completed the final leg of his journey, accompanied by McBride, with a 10-day walk, carrying packrafts over the 90 miles of dried up riverbed. He lends his valuable expertise and personal experience to the book with informative text that illuminates the water debate from all sides.


Photography and Text by Peter McBride & Jonathan Waterman
Westcliffe Publishers, a Big Earth Publishing company
160 pages | full color | 12 x 9


Photography and Text by Peter McBride & Jonathan Waterman
Westcliffe Publishers, a Big Earth Publishing company
160 pages | full color | 12 x 9

SOFT COVER (Signed)

$27.95 + S&H

HARD COVER

Back by popular demand. The hardcover is available again -- while it lasts.
Limited edition, signed copies - 3rd printing.

A portion of proceeds from this book support organizations restoring the river.

$50.00 + S&H

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Chasing Water ( DVD )

CHASING WATER

(DVD)

Follow the Colorado River, source to sea, with photographer Pete McBride who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to follow the irrigation water that sustains his family's Colorado ranch, down river to the sea.
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Follow the Colorado River, source to sea, with photographer Pete McBride who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to follow the irrigation water that sustains his family's Colorado ranch, down river to the sea.

This award-winning short documentary combines an artistic, aerial view with a personal journey to understand this national treasure. McBride teamed up with his bush-pilot father to capture unique footage and also shadowed the adventure of Jon Waterman who became the first to paddle the entire length of the river.


AWARDS: "Best Short Mountain Film" 2011 Banff Mountain Film Festival (FF). "Most Inspiring Film" 5 Point FF, Carbondale, CO. "Best Environmental Documentary" Mountain FF, CA. "Best Documentary" Clearwater FF, FL. "Best Environmental Film", Frozen FF, San Francisco, CA. "Honorable Mention" Wild and Scenic FF, CA, among others.



Produced, shot, directed and written by Peter McBride/ Pete McBride Photography. Edited and scored with additional cinematography by Anson Fogel and Forge Motion Pictures. Additional support by Serac Films and Jon Waterman.

CHASING WATER (DVD)

$19.95 (S&H INCLUDED)