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Title:
The hidden canyon : a river journey
Author:
Blaustein, John, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 x 31 cm
General Note:
"First published in 1977 by Viking Penguin, Inc."--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811822619

9780811824538
Format :
Book

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Central Library F788 .B62 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The Grand Canyon continues to be the most popular of our national parks. While millions gaze at its cliffs each year, only 15,000 float through the canyon on the Colorado River. A landmark portrait of the Grand Canyon, this is the only photography book to document this amazing journey from river level. Now this classic is back in print, with an updated preface and introduction and a dozen new photographs. A journal in photos and words, The Hidden Canyon captures the desert landscape and the thrill of the rapids. Edward Abbey's journalfilled with wry humor and respect for the canyondescribes the journey as the dories (small wooden boats) alternately float and charge through the breathtaking landscapes and some of the roughest white water in North America.


Author Notes

John Blaustein is an accomplished photographer who has guided more than 50 river trips in the Grand Canyon. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a beloved writer and defender of the American wilderness.

Martin Litton celebrated his 80th birthday by rowing down the 258 miles of the Colorado River.


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