The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781439159866
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781476735290
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Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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
Pages: 415
ISBN: 9781439159859
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Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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.

Downcanyon

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

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

There s this River

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

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Canyon

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

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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

Breaking Into the Current

Breaking Into the Current
Author: Louise Teal
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0816514291
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Release: 1994-02
Editor: University of Arizona Press
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."

The Hidden Canyon

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

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

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
Pages: 61
ISBN: UCSC:32106006820689
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Release: 1981
Editor: Johnson Publishing Company
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.

Havsuw baaja

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

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

Cadillac Desert

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

The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air
Author: Donald Antrim
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780374712402
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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.

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
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780393084085
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Release: 2012-06-11
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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.

Grand Canyon Women

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

Down the Great Unknown

Down the Great Unknown
Author: Edward Dolnick
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780061760341
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
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.

Easy in the Islands

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

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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.

Grand Canyon River Rafting

Grand Canyon River Rafting
Author: Derik von Briesen,Holly M. Stedman
Pages: 220
ISBN: 0979848350
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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How to prepare for your guided multi-day Grand Canyon Whitewater River Adventure. Features: - Tips and suggestions on choosing appropriate clothing and footwear - Ideas and suggestions on selecting the correct gear and equipment - Information on River life, camping, and hiking - Pointers on how to organize and pack to retain your sanity - Answers to questions River Guides are asked over and over - Things your Guides would like you to know before you show up. Once launched, there is no going back to gather what you have overlooked. - Women's concerns - and questions answered by women who have been there, done that - Helpful resources and recommended reading to keep you a "happy camper" - Weather, River, Geology, and Archeology information - Fully indexed - 120 pages Your ultimate goal is to be safe, have fun, and desire to do it all again!

Canyonlands Carnage

Canyonlands Carnage
Author: Scott Graham
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781948814478
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Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Torrey House Press
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.

Woman Of The River

Woman Of The River
Author: Richard Westwood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780874213683
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Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: University Press of Colorado
Language: en

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Georgie White Clark-adventurer, raconteur, eccentric--first came to know the canyons of the Colorado River by swimming portions of them with a single companion. She subsequently hiked and rafted portions of the canyons, increasingly sharing her love of the Colorado River with friends and acquaintances. At first establishing a part-time guide service as a way to support her own river trips, she went on to become perhaps the canyons' best-known river guide, introducing their rapids to many others-on the river, via her large-capacity rubber rafts, and across the nation, via magazine articles and movies. Georgie Clark saw the river and her sport change with the building of Glen Canyon Dam, enormous increases in the popularity of river running, and increased National Park Service regulation of rafting and river guides. Adjusting, though not always easily, to the changes, she helped transform an elite adventure sport into a major tourist activity.

Swimming in the Volcano

Swimming in the Volcano
Author: Bob Shacochis
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9780802199317
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Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

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A vibrant portrait of love and politics in the tropics from the National Book Award–winning author: “the finest first novel I have read in many years” (William O’Rourke, Chicago Tribune). Winner of the National Book Award for First Fiction for Easy in the Islands, Bob Shacochis returns to the islands with Swimming in the Volcano, a “splendid first novel” that illuminates the beauty and life of the Caribbean (Library Journal). On the fictional island of St. Catherine, an American expatriate becomes unwittingly embroiled in an internecine war between rival factions of the government. Into this potentially explosive scene enters a woman he once loved and lost, but who remains a powerful temptation—one that proves impossible to resist. Both an enchanting love story and a sophisticated political novel about the fruits of imperialism in the twentieth century, Swimming in the Volcano is as brutal and seductive a novel as the world it evokes. “Scores of island people, from conspiring politicians to barbers on the beach, sprawl across the pages like oleander and hibiscus . . . each of [the book’s] scenes is expertly wrought.” —The New York Times Book Review