For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey

Kurt_FauschIn For the Love of Rivers, CSU Professor Kurt Fausch draws readers across the reflective surfaces of streams to explore all that is beneath. While celebrating the beauty and mystery of rivers and streams, he uses his experience as a field biologist and rich collaborations with other scientists in the U.S. and Japan to explain the underlying science connecting these aquatic ecosystems to their streamside forests and the organisms found there—including humans.

For the Love of Rivers is an authoritative and accessible look at the science of rivers and streams, the book also ponders the larger questions of why rivers are important to humans, why it is in our nature to want to be near them, and what we can do now to ensure their future.

Book signing April 1

The CSU Water Center and Warner College of Natural ResourcesDepartment of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology will be hosting a book signing and presentation by Professor Fausch on Wednesday, April 1 at 4:00 PM on the CSU Campus, 108 Johnson Hall.

“With deft storytelling and poetic prose, Kurt Fausch conveys the mystery and magic of flowing waters — and why we need to protect them,” said Sandra Postel, freshwater fellow, National Geographic Society, and co-author of Rivers for Life. “For the Love of Rivers is a must-read for anyone who loves rivers and the natural world, which Fausch argues is all of us —whether we consciously know that or not.”