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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-07-01
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439159866

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-05-07
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476735290

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Kevin Fedarko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-05-07
File: 415 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439159859

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Author: Fedarko, Kevin
Publisher: Novels
Release: 2013-05-06
File: Pages
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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Edward Dolnick
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2009-03-17
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 006176034X

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Betty Leavengood
Publisher: Grand Canyon Association
Release: 2004
File: 297 Pages
ISBN-13: 0938216783

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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.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Pete McBride
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release: 2018-04-16
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780847863044

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Genre: History
Author: Christa Sadler
Publisher:
Release: 1994
File: 183 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105029152282

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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.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Peter Zuckerman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2012-06-11
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393084085

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"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].

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Genre: Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Author: Tom Martin
Publisher:
Release: 2012
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 0979505569

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