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Edisto River, Black Water Crown Jewel



"What is it about a black water river that causes travelers to slow their pace, breathe deeper and move in harmony with its flow? It draws us back again and again, the steady rhythm unchangged by time or the efforts of man, a siren's song calling us to return." And so begins EDISTO RIVER: BLACK WATER CROWN JEWEL, a journey of words and photographs of the longest free-flowing black water river in North America. From the South Carolina Midlands to the coastal shore of the Lowcountry, the Edisto River winds more that 300 unobstructed miles to the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its life-giving, nutrient-rich waters, the Edisto River is one of the most productive and necessary places on Earth. But it is also one of the most beautiful. Even on foggy or cloudy days, its black water is a perfect mirror, reflecting a world of color, its low sandy banks a stage for daily performances in the theater of natural and human history. Never before has the Edisto River been so completely captured in images and words. Naturalist photographer Larry Price spent years under open skies near, on and in this mysterious black water gem, capturing it in all seasons, in flood and drought, in all her moods. The 300 color images in this book take readers on a 300-mile journey down one of the most life-giving waterways in North America. Museum-quality large format, this book is available now. 

Much more than a coffee table ornament, this book takes the reader through our river from its headwaters to the ocean. And from its origin in ancient times through the Indians and challenges of modern society. The photos are incredible and perfectly placed in the narrative. 

The book is available for purchase on Amazon: Edisto River