The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781439159866
Language: en
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An award-winning Outside magazine writer documents the 1983 Colorado River flood that threatened the region with a catastrophic dam failure and prompted oarsman Kenton Grua's near-suicidal effort to navigate the turbulent waters of the Emerald Mile on a small wooden dory to achieve a world speed record.

The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781476735290
Language: en
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From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983. In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal. The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in The Emerald Mile.

The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 415
ISBN: 9781439159859
Language: en
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The epic story of the fastest boat ride in history, on a hand-built dory named the "Emerald Mile," through the heart of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado river.

The Grand Canyon Between River and Rim

The Grand Canyon  Between River and Rim
Author: Pete McBride
Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780847863044
Language: en
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This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience--an end-to-end, rim-to-river exploration of the Grand Canyon. The authors have debuted a film-Into the Canyon-in February of 2019 that explores their hike through the canyon Award-winning photographer Pete McBride, along with best-selling authors Kevin Fedarko and Hampton Sides, takes us on a gripping adventure story told through stunning, never-before-seen photography and powerful essays. By hiking the entire 750 miles of Grand Canyon National Park--from the Colorado River to the canyon rim--McBride captures the majesty of as well as calling us to protect America's open-aired cathedral. The 2019 Public Lands Alliance Partnership Book of the Year, this is the most spectacular collection of Grand Canyon imagery ever seen, showing beauty from vantages where no other photographers have ever stood. It will also highlight the conservation challenges this iconic national park faces as visitation numbers grow and development pressures surrounding it mount. This photography will inspire and remind us why we protect such a cherished public space. Proceeds benefit the Grand Canyon Conservancy, and the accompanying documentary Into the Canyon has been shown at the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival and the Aspen Film Festival in February of 2019 as well as debuting on the National Geographic Channel--all in time for the national park's centennial.

There s this River

There s this River
Author: Christa Sadler
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 183
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029152282
Language: en
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Grand Canyon Women

Grand Canyon Women
Author: Betty Leavengood
Release: 2004
Editor: Grand Canyon Association
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0938216783
Language: en
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Grand Canyon Women tells the humorous and heartbreaking stories of twenty-six remarkable women—Native Americans, river runners, scientists, wranglers, architects, rangers, hikers, and housewives—each of whom, in the midst of nature's indiscriminate universe, discovers her identity.

Breaking Into the Current

Breaking Into the Current
Author: Louise Teal
Release: 1994-02
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0816514291
Language: en
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In 1973, Marilyn Sayre gave up her job as a computer programmer and became the first woman in twenty years to run a commercial boat through the Grand Canyon. Georgie White had been the first, back in the 1950s, but it took time before other women broke into guiding passengers down the Colorado River. This book profiles eleven of the first full-season Grand Canyon boatwomen, weaving together their various experiences in their own words. Breaking Into the Current is a story of romance between women and a place. Each woman tells a part of every Canyon boatwoman's story: when Marilyn Sayre talks about leaving the Canyon, when Ellen Tibbets speaks of crew camaraderie, or when Martha Clark recalls the thrill of white water, each tells how all were involved in the same romance. All the boatwomen have stories to tell of how they first came to the Canyon and why they stayed. Some speak of how they balanced their passion for being in the Canyon against the frustration of working in a traditionally male-oriented occupation, where today women account for about fifteen percent of the Canyon's commercial river guides. As river guides in love with the Canyon and their work, these women have followed their hearts. "I've done a lot," says Becca Lawton, "but there's been nothing like holding those oars in my hands and putting my boat exactly where I wanted it. Nothing."

Downcanyon

Downcanyon
Author: Ann Zwinger
Release: 1995
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780816515561
Language: en
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Describes the river, including ruins, small wildlife, and the experiences of early travelers

The Hidden Canyon

The Hidden Canyon
Author: Edward Abbey
Release: 2015-04
Editor: Cameron & Company
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1937359743
Language: en
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"First published in 1977 by Viking Penguin, Inc. Published in 1999 by Chronicle Books LLC."--Colophon.

Down the Great Unknown

Down the Great Unknown
Author: Edward Dolnick
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780061760341
Language: en
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Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition. On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. The Grand Canyon, not explored before, was as mysterious as Atlantis—and as perilous. The ten men set out from Green River Station, Wyoming Territory down the Colorado in four wooden rowboats. Ninety-nine days later, six half-starved wretches came ashore near Callville, Arizona. Lewis and Clark opened the West in 1803, six decades later Powell and his scruffy band aimed to resolve the West’s last mystery. A brilliant narrative, a thrilling journey, a cast of memorable heroes—all these mark Down the Great Unknown, the true story of the last epic adventure on American soil.

Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert
Author: Marc Reisner
Release: 1993-06-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781440672828
Language: en
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"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. This edition includes a new postscript by Lawrie Mott, a former staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, that updates Western water issues over the last two decades, including the long-term impact of climate change and how the region can prepare for the future.

Big Water Little Boats

Big Water  Little Boats
Author: Tom Martin
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0979505569
Language: en
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"Using historic photos, river logs, letters and interviews, author Tom Marin recounts the voyages of a number of unsung river runners during the transformation from Grand Canyon expeditionary river running into today's whitewater recreation" -- Cover, p. [4].

An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology

An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology
Author: L. Greer Price
Release: 1999
Editor: Grand Canyon Assn
Pages: 63
ISBN: UOM:39015049656153
Language: en
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Perfect for the first-time visitor or the seasoned traveler. Includes sections on the geologic records, regional geology, plate tectonies and the Colorado River.

The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air
Author: Donald Antrim
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780374712402
Language: en
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Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved. These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here is Antrim's best book yet: the story collection that reveals him as a master of the form.

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Author: Larry Stevens
Release: 1983-07-01
Editor: Abbott Press (NJ)
Pages: 115
ISBN: 0961167866
Language: en
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This is the guidebook to the Colorado River used by the characters in Will Hobbs's book "Downriver".

A River Runner s Guide to the History of the Grand Canyon

A River Runner s Guide to the History of the Grand Canyon
Author: Kim Crumbo
Release: 1981
Editor: Johnson Publishing Company
Pages: 61
ISBN: UCSC:32106006820689
Language: en
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Kim Crumbo, a river ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, has written a guide to the rich human history of the river and its canyon. Every rapid and other point of interest is discussed and clearly marked.

Thousand Mile Fliers and Other Amazing Migrators

Thousand Mile Fliers and Other Amazing Migrators
Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publications ™
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781512436662
Language: en
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Many animals migrate during the year. But did you know that some animals migrate over incredibly long distances? The animals in this book make amazing migration trips—traveling thousands of miles by flying, swimming, or even walking! How long are the longest migration journeys? Which animals migrate in the largest groups? Find out these and other amazing facts about migration.

Buried in the Sky The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2 s Deadliest Day

Buried in the Sky  The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2 s Deadliest Day
Author: Peter Zuckerman,Amanda Padoan
Release: 2012-06-11
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780393084085
Language: en
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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award: "Gripping, intense…Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]." —Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective. Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.

Canyonlands Carnage

Canyonlands Carnage
Author: Scott Graham
Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Torrey House Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781948814478
Language: en
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"A confluence of thrills, history, and mystery as twisty as the Colorado River." —MICKI BROWNING, author of Shadow Ridge When suspicious deaths befall a whitewater rafting expedition through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, archaeologist Chuck Bender and his family recognize evil intent lies behind the tragedies. They must risk their lives and act before the murderer makes an already deadly journey on the Colorado River through Utah's red rock wilderness even deadlier—or turns on them instead.

Canyon Solitude

Canyon Solitude
Author: Patricia McCairen
Release: 1998
Editor: Seal Press (CA)
Pages: 246
ISBN: 1580050077
Language: en
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The author describes her experiences rafting down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon