Book Signing and Author Reception for Bob Madgic’s The Sacramento- A Transcendent River
Contact: Jim Milestone, (530) 242-3460
The National Park Service and the Friends of Whiskeytown will host a reception and book signing event for local author Bob Madgic at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area's Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m. on May 10, 2013.
Bob Madgic's newest publication, The Sacramento- A Transcendent River, is the first comprehensive work on one of the most important rivers of the world. Through crisp writing and more than 190 stunning photographs, the book traces the river from its headwaters to its estuary, and its human history from before Euro-Americans to the present.
Bob Madgic's book will be available for purchase and autographing. He will share his experience in writing this engaging book, the gathering of photos, and be available to answer questions.
The National Park Service's Visitor Center at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has available a wide variety of books, maps, and souvenirs for sale, including Bob Madgic's recent works: The Sacramento- A Transcendent River, Shattered Air, and A Guide to California's Freshwater Fishes-are each available for purchase at this event.
Bob Madgic is a former public educator who has turned to writing in retirement. His last book was the highly acclaimed Shattered Air. A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome.
Bob's passion in life are conservation and fly fishing, both central to his recent work on the Sacramento River. Bob Madgic has degrees from Amherst College (B.A.) and Stanford University (M.A. and PhD).
Park Superintendent Jim Milestone stated, "This will be a wonderful opportunity for parents to bring their children to the reception to learn more about the Sacramento River and meet a local author."
The Friends of Whiskeytown will provide light refreshments for the event.
For more information contact Tommie Scherf, Assistant to the Superintendent, at (530) 242-3410
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.