By Kim Crumbo
A River Runner's advisor to the historical past of the Grand Canyon is a unprecedented and fascinating depiction of man's heritage within the Grand Canyon, and comprises early river runners, miners, settlers, fortune hunters, and so forth. Following the river's chronology, occasions are tied to locations in a mile-by-mile series for reference whereas operating the river. The textual content is keyed to the maps that stick with (from Escalante to Grand Wash Cliffs). integrated is a bibliography, and maps via Llyn French.
"Everything during this ebook is immensely fascinating to all who perform a Canyon voyage, most likely simply because, being human, we discover the normal scene too unusual and overwhelming to be totally comprehended and loved for its personal sake alone." ~ from the Foreword, by means of Edward Abbey
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