The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1439159866
ISBN 13: 9781439159866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerald Mile Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1476735298
ISBN 13: 9781476735290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerald Mile Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1439159858
ISBN 13: 9781439159859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerald Mile Book Review:

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 Emerald Mile The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

The Emerald Mile  The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
Author: Fedarko, Kevin
Publsiher: Novels
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-05-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerald Mile The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon Book Review:

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon
Author: Pete McBride
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 0847863042
ISBN 13: 9780847863044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Canyon Book Review:

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.

There s this River

There s this River
Author: Christa Sadler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105029152282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Canyon

Canyon
Author: Michael Patrick Ghiglieri
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1992-02
ISBN 10: 9780816512867
ISBN 13: 0816512868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canyon Book Review:

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

The Hidden Canyon

The Hidden Canyon
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Cameron & Company
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-04
ISBN 10: 9781937359744
ISBN 13: 1937359743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Canyon Book Review:

"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
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780061760341
ISBN 13: 006176034X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down the Great Unknown Book Review:

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.

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Author: Larry Stevens
Publsiher: Abbott Press (NJ)
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1983-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780961167868
ISBN 13: 0961167866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon Book Review:

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

The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air
Author: Donald Antrim
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0374712409
ISBN 13: 9780374712402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerald Light in the Air Book Review:

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.

Downcanyon

Downcanyon
Author: Ann Zwinger
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0816515565
ISBN 13: 9780816515561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downcanyon Book Review:

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

A History of Canada in Ten Maps

A History of Canada in Ten Maps
Author: Adam Shoalts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 0143194003
ISBN 13: 9780143194002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Canada in Ten Maps Book Review:

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.

Sunk Without a Sound

Sunk Without a Sound
Author: Brad Dimock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781892327987
ISBN 13: 1892327988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunk Without a Sound Book Review:

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.

Havsuw baaja

Havsuw  baaja
Author: Stephen Hirst
Publsiher: Havasupai Tribal Council
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105040910304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Havsuw baaja Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 672
Release: 1993-06-01
ISBN 10: 1440672822
ISBN 13: 9781440672828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cadillac Desert Book Review:

"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.

Easy in the Islands

Easy in the Islands
Author: Bob Shacochis
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 0802199321
ISBN 13: 9780802199324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easy in the Islands Book Review:

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.

Big Water Little Boats

Big Water  Little Boats
Author: Tom Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780979505560
ISBN 13: 0979505569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Water Little Boats Book Review:

"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].

Swimming in the Volcano

Swimming in the Volcano
Author: Bob Shacochis
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 0802199313
ISBN 13: 9780802199317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swimming in the Volcano Book Review:

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

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
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-06-11
ISBN 10: 0393084086
ISBN 13: 9780393084085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.