"Co-sponsored by the Audubon Society's San Francisco Bay Restoration Program and the Bay Institute of San Francisco, this coffee-table-format book is a lavishly produced text-and-photos portrait of the Bay. John Hart, a poet and environmental writer perhaps best known for Storm Over Mono, sketches the geological, natural, and human history of the Bay-Delta system and what's being done to conserve and restore it. Sanger contributes some stunning images. His work occupies a middle ground between the Eliot Porter pristine-nature school, with the offending works of man carefully cropped out, and Richard Misrach's tours of anthropogenic badlands. Along with intimate views of rails, terns, and egrets, we have silhouettes of Oakland's giant container cranes and the belching smokestacks of oil refineries on the Carquinez Strait......."

The Brackish Deep – review by Joe Eaton

Read the complete review in Faultline, California's, Environmental Magazine.

Faultline posted on August 30, 2005 in reviews