The Laugh of the Water Nymph and Other River Stories

     by Doug Ammons

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"Ammons is one of the top ten game-changers in adventure since 1900. What Reinhold Messner did for alpinism, Ammons did for kayaking."

 - Outside Magazine, 2010

“The Laugh of the Water Nymph contains 22 adventure stories, from jungle rivers that disappear underground and cast off huge waterfalls, to glacial rivers running through the wilderness of northern Canada. There are 30 pages of wild and beautiful photographs with extremely high-quality printing . . . The best book on whitewater, period.”
— Dave Manby, British expedition kayaker, author and editor of Many Rivers to Run