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Canyon
     

Canyon

by Michael P. Ghiglieri
 
"A seasoned whitewater guide shares one of the world's most fantastic journeys--a raft trip through the Grand Canyon."--National Parks

"Written for the generalist with some interest in the Grand Canyon or in river running, this book should also provide exciting reading for the Grand Canyon specialist who wants to know more about work in another field.

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"A seasoned whitewater guide shares one of the world's most fantastic journeys--a raft trip through the Grand Canyon."--National Parks

"Written for the generalist with some interest in the Grand Canyon or in river running, this book should also provide exciting reading for the Grand Canyon specialist who wants to know more about work in another field. Canyon will also attract the experienced river rat. It makes one want to turn off the computer and head for Lee's Ferry. See you down-canyon."--Environmental History Review

"Excitement with a message."--Books of the Southwest

"This is the single best introduction to a myriad of aspects of this "most impressive place" this reviewer has seen. Recommended for all types and levels of libraries."--Library Journal

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Library Journal
The canyon is the Grand Canyon and this is a grand tale. Ghiglieri, an ecologist, served as a guide for Grand Canyon trips for 16 years. Using a raft trip down 226 miles of the Colorado River as a frame, he describes the history, geology, conservation, inhabitants, flora, and fauna of the ``world's clearest display of planetary history.'' His storytelling abilities and affection for the region are evident throughout the book. There are over 70 books in print about the Grand Canyon (including David Lavender's River Runners of the Grand Canyon , LJ 9/1/85), but this is the single best introduction to myriad aspects of this ``most impressive place.'' Recommended for all types and levels of libraries.-- Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Booknews
A professional river guide for 17 years, Ghiglieri has much to say about the excitement of rafting through the Grand Canyon. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"A seasoned whitewater guide shares one of the world's most fantastic journeys, a raft trip through the Grand Canyon."—National Parks

"If 'the book' [on the Canyon] is defined as one which plunges the reader headfirst into the thrills, beauty and even occasional boredom of a run through the Canyon; as one which elucidates all the important natural and human history along the way; and as one which conveys some of the majesty and mystery of this extraordinary place, then Ghiglieri has come as close as anyone I know. . . . It makes one want to turn off the computer and head for Lee's Ferry."—Environmental History Review

"A grand tale . . . His storytelling abilities and affection for the region are evident throughout this well-written book. . . . This is the single best introduction to a myriad of aspects of this most impressive place this reviewer has seen."—Library Journal

"A mile-by-mile tour of the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River—a grab-bag of the sort of historical, geological, political, and anecdotal tidbits he apparently offers his white-watering guests, and a definitive source book for those who decide to take the challenge."—Kirkus Reviews

"Excitement with a message." —Books of the Southwest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816512584
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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