The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile
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Author: Kevin Fedarko
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781439159866
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon
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Author: Pete McBride
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780847863044
Release: 2018-04-16
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience--an end-to-end, rim-to-river exploration of the Grand 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. 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 Association, and an accompanying documentary will tentatively release at Sundance in 2018--all in time for the national park's centennial.

Canyon

Canyon
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Author: Michael Patrick Ghiglieri
Pages: 311
ISBN: 0816512868
Release: 1992-02
Editor: University of Arizona Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author, a professional river guide for seventeen years, describes a trip along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and shares his impressions of the natural history of the region

Down the Great Unknown

Down the Great Unknown
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Author: Edward Dolnick
Pages: 400
ISBN: 006176034X
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

There s this River

There s this River
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Author: Christa Sadler
Pages: 183
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029152282
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

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Outer Continental Shelf Policy Issues

Outer Continental Shelf Policy Issues
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
Pages: 1822
ISBN: UCAL:B5160675
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown

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Grand Canyon Women

Grand Canyon Women
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Author: Betty Leavengood
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0938216783
Release: 2004
Editor: Grand Canyon Association

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Hidden Canyon

The Hidden Canyon
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Author: Edward Abbey
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1937359743
Release: 2015-04
Editor: Cameron & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"First published in 1977 by Viking Penguin, Inc. Published in 1999 by Chronicle Books LLC."--Colophon.

Downcanyon

Downcanyon
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Author: Ann Zwinger
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780816515561
Release: 1995
Editor: University of Arizona Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the river, including ruins, small wildlife, and the experiences of early travelers

The Trail Runner s Companion

The Trail Runner s Companion
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Author: Sarah Lavender Smith
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781493027750
Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The sport of trail running is booming as more runners seek more adventurous routes and a deeper connection with nature. Not only are runners taking to the trail, but a growing number are challenging themselves to go past the conventional 26.2-mile marathon point. The time is right for a book that covers everything a runner needs to safely and successfully run and race trails, from 5Ks to ultra distances. Like a trusted coach, The Trail Runner’s Companion offers an inspiring, practical, and goal-oriented approach to trail running and racing. Whether readers are looking to up their distance or tackle new terrain, they’ll find sophisticated, yet clear advice that boosts performance and enhances well-being. Along the way, they’ll learn: Trail-specific techniques and must-have gear What to eat, drink, and think—before, during, and after any trail run How to develop mental tenacity and troubleshoot challenges on longer trail adventures Colorful commentary on the characters and culture that make the sport special With an engaging, encouraging voice, including tips and anecdotes from well-known names in the sport, The Trail Runner's Companion is the ultimate guide to achieving peak performance—and happiness— out on the trails. "Sarah Lavender Smith has long been one of trail running’s finest and most insightful writers, and her first book, The Trail Runner’s Companion, ties everything together for all trail runners, from newbies to veterans and all abilities in between. She expertly and empathetically describes how one should train, eat, drink, and think while becoming a trail runner. But perhaps most importantly of all, she tells us what it means to be a trail runner—why this journey, in her words, 'all the way up to the summit and back down,' is worth the effort. If you already are a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become a better trail runner. If you aren’t yet a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become one.” - John Trent, longtime ultrarunner, race director, Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run board member, and award-winning sportswriter "The Trail Runner's Companion is a must-have for all trail runners, both new and experienced. It brings a wealth of knowledge and entertaining stories to keep you engaged in the valuable content of the book. If only I had The Trail Runner's Companion to read before my first trail race, I could have avoided so many mistakes! I highly recommend it.” - Kaci Lickteig, 2016 UltraRunning Magazine UltraRunner of the Year and Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run champion

Sunk Without a Sound

Sunk Without a Sound
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Author: Brad Dimock
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1892327988
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In November 1928 an empty scow was found adrift and empty in the Colorado River. No bodies were found. But since 1971 several people have come forward claiming to be the occupants; one confesses to being a murderer.

Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert
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Author: Marc Reisner
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781440672828
Release: 1993-06-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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
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Author: Tom Martin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0979505569
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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].

A Story That Stands Like a Dam

A Story That Stands Like a Dam
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Author: Russell Martin
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1607815672
Release: 2017
Editor: University of Utah Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this classic narrative history of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s and 1960s, Russell Martin has captured the individual, cultural, political, and environmental dramas that brought into being the environmental movement we know today. Across the West, calls for the removal of hydroelectric dams constructed during the Bureau of Reclamation's grand century of dam-building are ringing out. Five decades after its construction, Glen Canyon Dam is still at the vortex of controversy, both because of its impact on ecological processes downstream and its drowning of natural landscapes behind its headwall. A Story That Stands Like A Dam presents a struggle as compelling and relevant today as it was when it began. Book jacket.

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon
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Author: Larry Stevens
Pages: 115
ISBN: 0961167866
Release: 1983-07-01
Editor: Abbott Press (NJ)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the guidebook to the Colorado River used by the characters in Will Hobbs's book "Downriver".

Havsuw baaja

Havsuw  baaja
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Author: Stephen Hirst
Pages: 259
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040910304
Release: 1985
Editor: Havasupai Tribal Council

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A portrait of the Havusupai Indians, who live in a part of the Grand Canyon in which blue green water flows over huge waterfalls.

A History of Canada in Ten Maps

A History of Canada in Ten Maps
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Author: Adam Shoalts
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780143194002
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the 2018 Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlisted for the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction The sweeping, epic story of the mysterious land that came to be called “Canada” like it’s never been told before. Every map tells a story. And every map has a purpose--it invites us to go somewhere we've never been. It’s an account of what we know, but also a trace of what we long for. Ten Maps conjures the world as it appeared to those who were called upon to map it. What would the new world look like to wandering Vikings, who thought they had drifted into a land of mythical creatures, or Samuel de Champlain, who had no idea of the vastness of the landmass just beyond the treeline? Adam Shoalts, one of Canada’s foremost explorers, tells the stories behind these centuries old maps, and how they came to shape what became “Canada.” It’s a story that will surprise readers, and reveal the Canada we never knew was hidden. It brings to life the characters and the bloody disputes that forged our history, by showing us what the world looked like before it entered the history books. Combining storytelling, cartography, geography, archaeology and of course history, this book shows us Canada in a way we've never seen it before.

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water
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Author: Peter Heller
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101872048
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of The Dog Stars, the true story of an elite kayaking team's heroic conquest of the world’s last great adventure prize: Tibet's Tsangpo River. The Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet has lured explorers and adventurers since its discovery. Sacred to the Buddhists, the inspiration for Shangri La, the Gorge is as steeped in legend and mystery as any spot on earth. As a river-running challenge, the remote Tsangpo is relentlessly unforgiving, more difficult than any stretch of river ever attempted. Its mysteries have withstood a century's worth of determined efforts to explore it's length. The finest expedition paddlers on earth have tried. Several have died. All have failed. Until now. In the heart of the Himalayan winter, a team of seven kayakers launched a meticulously planned assault of the Gorge. The paddlers were river cowboys, superstars in the universe of extreme kayaking. Accompanying them was author Peter Heller, a world-class kayaker in his own right. Filled with history, white-knuckle drama, and mutiny in one of the world's most storied-and remote-locations, Hell or High Water is the riveting story of this adventure.

Hayduke Lives

Hayduke Lives
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Author: Edward Abbey
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780795317422
Release: 2011-08-21
Editor: Rosetta Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Abbey’s latter-day Luddites, introduced in his novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, are back—and not a moment too soon” (The New York Times). George Washington Hayduke III, ex-Green Beret, was last seen clinging to a rock face in the wilds of Utah as an armed posse hunted him down for his eco-radicalist crimes. Now he’s back, with a fiery need for vengeance . . . This sequel to Edward Abbey’s cult classic brings back the old gang of environmental warriors, as they battle a fundamentalist preacher intent on turning the Grand Canyon into a uranium mine—in “a fine novel, combative and comic, anarchistic and ultimately redemptive” (Albuquerque Journal). “I laughed out loud reading this book.” —Los Angeles Times

Easy in the Islands

Easy in the Islands
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Author: Bob Shacochis
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9780802199324
Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the National Book Award for First Fiction: “Beguiling stories . . . about an uncommonly fascinating part of the hemisphere” (Time). Easy in the Islands is a “stunning” collection of stories by one of contemporary America’s foremost journalists and fiction writers. Infused with the rhythms of the Caribbean, these vivid tales of paradise sought and paradise lost are as lush, steamy, and invigorating as the islands themselves (The Washington Post). A calypso singer named Lord Short Shoe consorts with a vampish black singer to bilk an American out of his only companion—a monkey. An island bureaucracy confounds the attempts of a hotel owner to get his dead mother out of the freezer and into a real grave—until he resorts to a highly unusual form of burial. Two poor islanders stumble into a high-class dance party and find themselves caught in a violent encounter that just might escalate into revolution. And a young woman sails off into the romantic tropics with the man of her dreams, only to learn the hard way—as Eve did—that paradise is just another place to leave behind. From fishing fleets in remote atolls too small to appear on any map to the sprawling barrios and yacht filled marinas of Miami, Bob Shacochis charts a course across a Caribbean that no tourist will recognize.