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The Emerald Mile


The Emerald Mile
  • Author : Kevin Fedarko
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781439159866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Emerald Mile


The Emerald Mile
  • Author : Kevin Fedarko
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781476735290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Emerald Mile


The Emerald Mile
  • Author : Kevin Fedarko
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781439159859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Emerald Mile The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon


The Emerald Mile  The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
  • Author : Fedarko, Kevin
  • Publisher : Novels
  • Release : 2013-05-06
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon
  • Author : Pete McBride
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 2018-04-16
  • ISBN : 9780847863044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.