May The Rivers Never Sleep By Bill McMillan
Whether angler, naturalist, birder, or simply a person yearning to learn more about rivers, May the Rivers Never Sleep is a unique book that bridges observation, science, conservation, and the influence of family. As described by Bill and John McMillan, father and son, rivers are one of those places were revelations can occur and lives can be changed. Though initially drawn to rivers and salmon through angling, the family gradually transitioned to a deeper learning about the lives of rivers through snorkeling. Following in the footsteps of renowned Canadian author and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown, the McMillan's river calendar is founded in a series of monthly essays, each of which are further described through photographs of rivers, animals, birds, and insects, including several stunning underwater images of the salmon's life as never seen before. About the authors, a father-son duo:Bill McMillan has lived daily beside Washington and Oregon rivers for 40 years, with related published writings, photography, and conservation activism. He was one of the founders of Wild Fish Conservancy in 1989 and its board president for ten years.John McMillan has been a salmon ecologist for the Hoh Tribe, Wild Salmon Center, and most recently NOAA Fisheries in the monitoring of salmon recolonization related to dam removal on the Elwha River. He has specialized in underwater study of the life histories of salmon and trout with broadly published photography and science writings.