Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

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by Michael P. Ghiglieri, Thomas M. Myers
     
 

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Flagstaff, AZ-based authors Ghiglieri, a biologist who leads river trips in the Grand Canyon and abroad, and Myers (Fateful Journey: Injury and Death on Colorado River Trips in Grand Canyon), a medical doctor who has treated hundreds of Canyon injuries, have compiled a fascinating chronicle of deaths and dangers in Grand Canyon National Park. The book is arranged by category falls, dehydration, floods, the Colorado River, air crashes, freak accidents, suicides, and murder and at the end of each chapter is a chronological list with names, descriptions, and causes of the accidents. The authors show that most of the deaths, whether of tourists, prospectors, or experienced adventurers, occurred when people failed to pay attention to warning signs or did not use common sense; others are attributed to high testosterone levels. The episodes are engrossing, but one becomes sated with the details after a while. For public and large academic libraries. George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780970097316
Publisher:
Puma Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

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