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How the Canyon became Grand :a short history

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Pyne (history, Arizona State U.) both chronicles the discoveries of explorers, geologists, artists and writers and explains how they turned the big ditch along the Colorado River into a symbol of American grandeur and later of wilderness. He points out that the original Spanish discoverers dismissed it as of no use or consequence, and that its current status was not inevitable but the result of systematic and sustained effort. Black-and-white drawings, maps, and photographs support the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Pyne (history, Arizona State U.) both chronicles the discoveries of explorers, geologists, artists and writers and explains how they turned the big ditch along the Colorado River into a symbol of American grandeur and later of wilderness. He points out that the original Spanish discoverers dismissed it as of no use or consequence, and that its current status was not inevitable but the result of systematic and sustained effort. Black-and-white drawings, maps, and photographs support the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-187) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670881109
Subtitle:
How the Canyon Became Grand
Author:
Pyne, Stephen J
Author:
Pyne, Stephen J.
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Grand canyon (ariz.)
Subject:
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) History.
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.75x5.79x.97 in. .80 lbs.

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