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Thomas Bachand''s stunning photographs of Lake Tahoe capture the sublime allure and fragility of this beloved leisuredestination. Bachand''s images document a gorgeous, and changing, environment; as hundreds of thousands of visitorsflock to the region each year, environmental researchers work tirelessly to preserve the ecosystem for future generations.Bachand''s work reveals the delicate balance between conservation and recreation, as images of both majestic landscapes and development are juxtaposed. Dr. Charles Goldman, Director of the Tahoe Research Group at UC Davis and a leader in the efforts to preserve Lake Tahoe, introduces this picturesque and thought-provoking volume.
Magnificent full-color photographs capture the rich beauty and fragile ecology of the popular travel destination, capturing the constantly changing environment of the region, the struggle to preserve the ecosystem for the future, and efforts to balance recreational needs and conservation in terms of Lake Tahoe's natural wonders and development. 10,000 first printing.