• Laurence C. Smith takes readers on a tour of the world's great rivers - past, present, and future. The result is fascinating, eye-opening, sometimes alarming, and ultimately inspiring.

    Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Sixth Extinction'
  • Rivers of Power transforms something quite common and often unappreciated into a compelling subject of critical importance to humanity. With scholarship, literary flair, and a personal touch, Smith takes the reader on a fascinating and surprising voyage of discovery, illuminating the myriad ways in which rivers have molded the course of history. He also sounds a clarion call for all of us to invest in understanding, revitalizing, and protecting our rivers as a means of improving our own lives.

    Eric Jay Dolin, bestselling author of 'Black Flags, Blue Waters'