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Author Fedarko, Kevin author.

Title The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon / Kevin Fedarko.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    979.132 FED    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    979.132 FED    Available
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. The world beneath the rims. First contact ; The grand old man ; Into the great unknown -- pt. 2. America's pyramids. The kingdom of water ; Flooding the cathedral -- pt. 3. The sweet lines of desire. Dories ; The golden age of guiding ; Crystal genesis ; The death of the Emerald Mile -- pt. 4. The master of the Emerald Mile. The factor ; Speed ; Thunder on the water -- pt. 5. The gathering storm. Deluge ; Into the bedrock ; The mouth of the dragon ; Raising the castle walls -- pt. 6. The maelstrom. The grand confluence ; The white demon ; Ghost boat ; The doing of the thing -- pt. 7. The speed run. The old man himself ; Perfection in a wave ; The reckoning ; Beneath the river of shooting stars ; Tail waves ; The trial ; Epilogue: The legend of the Emerald Mile.
Summary 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.
Subject Grua, Kenton, 1950-2002.
Floods -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- History.
Rapids -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Boatmen -- Biography.
Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
ISBN 9781439159859
9781476735290 (ebook)
1476735298 (ebook)

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