By Kim Crumbo
A River Runner's advisor to the historical past of the Grand Canyon is a unprecedented and engaging depiction of man's heritage within the Grand Canyon, and contains early river runners, miners, settlers, fortune hunters, and so forth. Following the river's chronology, occasions are tied to areas in a mile-by-mile series for reference whereas working the river. The textual content is keyed to the maps that keep on with (from Escalante to Grand Wash Cliffs). integrated is a bibliography, and maps by means of Llyn French.
"Everything during this ebook is immensely attention-grabbing 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, via Edward Abbey
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A river runner's guide to the history of the Grand Canyon by Kim Crumbo