A Land of Water: Rivers and Lakes of New Zealand
As New Zealanders, we have a natural affinity with water. We regard fishing as a natural right; we view swimming as a life-skill; until recently we would drink unhesitatingly from any back-country stream. Some of our most special memories are of rivers and lakes; hours spent swimming, building dams, catching cockabullies, floating downstream on faded lilos.. The waterways of this country are a gift beyond value. Through entertaining and informative essays and over 200 photographs, this book celebrates them in all their forms: clear high-country brook, meandering lowland stream, vast braided river, tiny alpine tarn, impressive glacial lake, serene blue enveloped by ancient forest. First published 2007.
Pamela McGeorge is a freelance writer and editor who frequently writes for magazines and newspapers. Russell McGeorge is a retired engineer who is a freelance photographer specialising in garden and landscape photography. Both Pamela and Russell have an ongoing love affair with the New Zealand landscape and have become a writing/photography team. They are based in Wanaka and this is their sixth book project together.