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The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile
  • Author : Kevin Fedarko
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-01
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9781439159866
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-07
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781476735290
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-07
  • Total pages :415
  • ISBN : 9781439159859
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-06
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Down the Great Unknown

Down the Great Unknown
  • Author : Edward Dolnick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-03-17
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 006176034X
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Summary : 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 Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon
  • Author : Pete McBride
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-16
  • Total pages :236
  • ISBN : 9780847863044
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Summary : 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.

Detroit City Is the Place to Be

Detroit City Is the Place to Be
  • Author : Mark Binelli
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-13
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781429974615
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Summary : Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. Urban planners, land speculators, neopastoral agriculturalists, and utopian environmentalists—all have been drawn to Detroit's baroquely decaying, nothing-left-to-lose frontier. With an eye for both the darkly absurd and the radically new, Detroit-area native Mark Binelli has chronicled this convergence. Throughout the city's "museum of neglect"—its swaths of abandoned buildings, its miles of urban prairie—he tracks both the blight and the signs of its repurposing, from the school for pregnant teenagers to a beleaguered UAW local; from metal scrappers and gun-toting vigilantes to artists reclaiming abandoned auto factories; from the organic farming on empty lots to GM's risky wager on the Volt electric car; from firefighters forced by budget cuts to sleep in tents to the mayor's realignment plan (the most ambitious on record) to move residents of half-empty neighborhoods into a viable, new urban center. Sharp and impassioned, Detroit City Is the Place to Be is alive with the sense of possibility that comes when a city hits rock bottom. Beyond the usual portrait of crime, poverty, and ruin, we glimpse a longshot future Detroit that is smaller, less segregated, greener, economically diverse, and better functioning—what could be the boldest reimagining of a post-industrial city in our new century. Detroit City Is the Place to Be is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

There's this River

There's this River
  • Author : Christa Sadler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :183
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105029152282
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Canyon

Canyon
  • Author : Michael Patrick Ghiglieri
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992-02
  • Total pages :311
  • ISBN : 0816512868
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Summary : 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

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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-11
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780393084085
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Summary : 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.

The Hidden Canyon

The Hidden Canyon
  • Author : Edward Abbey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1937359743
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Summary : "First published in 1977 by Viking Penguin, Inc. Published in 1999 by Chronicle Books LLC."--Colophon.

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
  • Author : David Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-28
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780393089646
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Summary : "Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

K2

K2
  • Author : Ed Viesturs,David Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-13
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780767932615
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Summary : A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, explores the remarkable history of K2 and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time, he probes the mountain's most memorable sagas in order to illustrate lessons about the fundamental questions mountaineering raises—questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory. Viesturs knows the mountain firsthand. He and renowned alpinist Scott Fischer climbed it in 1992 and got caught in an avalanche that sent them sliding to almost certain death before Ed managed to get into a self-arrest position with his ice ax and stop both his fall and Scott's. Focusing on seven of the mountain's most dramatic campaigns, from his own troubled ascent to the 2008 tragedy, Viesturs crafts an edge-of-your-seat narrative that climbers and armchair travelers alike will find unforgettably compelling. With photographs from Viesturs's personal collection and from historical sources, this is the definitive account of the world's ultimate mountain, and of the lessons that can be gleaned from struggling toward its elusive summit.

The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air
  • Author : Donald Antrim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-02
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780374712402
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Summary : 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.

Havsuw 'baaja

Havsuw 'baaja
  • Author : Stephen Hirst
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :259
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105040910304
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993-06-01
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 9781440672828
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Summary : "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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-12-01
  • Total pages :227
  • ISBN : 9780802199324
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Summary : 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.

Master Presidential History in 1 Minute a Day

Master Presidential History in 1 Minute a Day
  • Author : Dan Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-07
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781641703413
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Summary : How many of the presidents were founding brothers? Who decided on America’s gold standard? What was Lincoln’s nickname? Amaze your friends and stun your coworkers with these answers and more from Master Presidential History in 1 Minute a Day. Join acclaimed historian Dan Roberts—known to millions as the voice of the A Moment in Time radio series—on a bite-sized romp through the history of over 200 years of American Presidents. With just one minute a day, you can master all the essential facts of America’s greatest leaders, policies, conflicts, trivia, and more! Packed with full-color photographs, paintings, and lively mini essays, Master Presidential History in 1 Minute a Day is the perfect armchair companion for history lovers and history learners alike.

Sunk Without a Sound

Sunk Without a Sound
  • Author : Brad Dimock
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1892327988
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Summary : 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.

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon

The Colorado River in Grand Canyon
  • Author : Larry Stevens
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983-07-01
  • Total pages :115
  • ISBN : 0961167866
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Summary : This is the guidebook to the Colorado River used by the characters in Will Hobbs's book "Downriver".

Downcanyon

Downcanyon
  • Author : Ann Zwinger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 9780816515561
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Summary : Describes the river, including ruins, small wildlife, and the experiences of early travelers