Water Gold Soil

Water Gold Soil


Water Gold Soil: The American River
by Sayler/Morris

Water Gold Soil: The American River tells the story of a single flow of water in present-day California from origin to end use. Beginning at the river’s headwaters in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the book follows the water through pipes and dams, past Sutter’s Mill and the birthplace of the Gold Rush, to the corporate agricultural fields until it eventually disappears into the ground, finding veins in the soil. Including a short essay by Elizabeth Kolbert, the book brings together a series of narrative text, photographs, and archival images that represent the history of extraction in California and testify to the social and ecological consequences of watershed colonialism.

Production Notes

Trim Size: 8x10.5in
Page Count: 124
Binding: Smyth Sewn Hardcover
Printing: 4 Color & Duotone
Paper Stock: 80# Uncoated Ultrawhite
Cover Material: Colorplan (Nubuck Brown)
Cover Details: Die Cut Sticker, Foil Stamp (Gold)
Endpaper Details: 90# Colorplan (Harvest) + Foil Stamp
Design: Elana Schlenker
ISBN: 978-1-950401-99-4
Edition Size: 500

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