The Laugh of the Water Nymph and Other River Stories
by Doug Ammons
"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
“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
As a world-class kayaker, Doug Ammons is known for his solo descents of wilderness runs. His solo of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River was equated by Outside Magazine to Himalayan climber Reinhold Messner’s epic solo of Mt. Everest, earning him a place in Outside Magazine's “top ten game-changers in adventure since 1900.”