The presentation of the book «Waterfalls: Force of Nature and Poetry», published by the Far Eastern Federal University will take place at the Sakhalin Regional Museum on July 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The author of the book is Doctor of Geographical Sciences Piotr Fedorovich Brovko, Professor of the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development of Geosystems of the School of Natural Sciences at the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok.
Waterfalls are unique natural objects found in many countries. They may be separate or constitute «accumulations of water diamonds.» Islands’ coastal waterfalls, forming a «diamond necklace», are very attractive for tourism. Photos of waterfalls, as a rule, are in advertising booklets and guidebooks, tourist maps and schemes. In recent years the number literature published on geography and local history about waterfalls has increased.
The book presents interesting facts and events, describes the natural conditions of the distribution of waterfalls and states their importance for the development of specially protected natural areas. Also included is an anthology of the poetry of «flying water».
The monograph is dedicated to Andrei Konstantinovich Klitin, a scientist, waterfeller, traveler who died tragically on June 6, 2014, when he attempted to conquer Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
The publication is addressed to tourists and local historians, students and high school students and to all nature lovers. The author hopes that the book will contribute to the active development of domestic tourism in Pacific Russia and in other regions of our country.
Prepared by: N.Yu. Ilyina, Museum’s Academic Secretary