Through the Eye of a River

Travel to five different rivers in three continents with this 3.5 meter long book.

The book

This Leporello book offers river experiences on almost 3.5 metres. It leads us along five different rivers – the Río Azul, the Rhine, the Ötz, the Amazon and the Melamchi – and illustrates them as the home of man and nature. In search of his home, the kingfisher literally dives into the rivers and, in multifaceted illustrations, reveals the everyday life of indigenous children in the Amazon, the drinking water situation of the people in Kathmandu and the exploitation of alpine rivers for electricity generation.

In terms of both content and illustrations, the book presents colourful perspectives on human life with rivers. Whether you explore the full-page illustrations of your favourite river, hang them up in your room or jointly browse all five rivers with friends, this vivid book offers a fun river experience in numerous pictures for everyone who is interested in rivers and wants to get to know them better.

The idea for the book was initiated in the workshop of the online Students for Rivers Camp of the River Collective. This is a truly international project in which the sale support the River Collective and the Free Rivers Fund in the conservation of the last free-flowing rivers.

River Collective Ripple Projetcs drawing by Vera Knook

Teaching Guide

The illustrated book is suitable for workshops and courses as well as for private use.
A teaching guide (translated into different languages) can be downloaded below. It provides the scientific background knowledge to the illustrations.

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Members involved in Through the Eye of a River

River Collective Member drawing by Vera Knook
River Collective Kayaker drawing by Vera Knook