Award-winning photographer and nature writer Tim Palmer will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss his newest book, “California Glaciers.”
Nestled high in the mountains of California among snowy peaks, alpine forests and flowing rivers lies an age-old phenomenon that is slowly fading from existence: the glaciers of California. This stark world of slow-moving ice has nourished the state’s rivers and habitats, has provided water to farms and cities, and sustains life as we know it.
A victim of climate change, California’s glaciers are receding at an alarming rate, Palmer says.
He’s written 22 books about the American landscape, conservation, adventure travel and rivers. “California Wild,” a text and photographic book, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book on nature and the environment in 2004. Palmer wrote the text for the Yosemite Association’s “Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness,” which received the Director’s Award from the National Park Service as the best book of the year in 1997.
His other books include “Rivers of America,” which features 200 color photos of rivers nationwide; “Rivers of California”; and “Luminous Mountains.”