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The Resource The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon, Kevin Fedarko

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

Label
The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon
Title
The Emerald Mile
Title remainder
the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Fedarko
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the winter of 1983, the largest El Niño event on record, a series of "superstorms, " battered the West. That spring, a massive snowmelt sent runoff racing down the Colorado River toward the Glen Canyon Dam. As the water filled the dam, worried federal officials desperately scrambled to avoid a dramatic dam failure. In the midst of this crisis, a trio of river guides secretly launched a small, hand-built wooden boat, a dory named the Emerald Mile, into the Colorado just below the dam's base and rocketed downstream, where the torrents of water released by the dam engineers had created a maelstrom. The river was already choked with the wreckage of commercial rafting trips: injured passengers clung to the remnants of three-ton motorboats that had been torn to pieces. The chaos had claimed its first fatality, further launches were forbidden, and rangers were conducting the largest helicopter evacuation in the history of Grand Canyon National Park. A river run under such conditions seemed to border on the suicidal, but Kenton Grua, the captain of that dory, planned to use the flood as a hydraulic slingshot that would hurl him and two companions through the most ferocious white water in North America on the fastest boat ride ever through the Grand Canyon
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
979.132/053
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV776.A62
LC item number
G734 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon, Kevin Fedarko
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439159859
Lccn
2012474432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Mormon content: pages 38, 47, 48, 49, 251, 274.
  • Mormon content: pages 38, 47, 48, 49, 251, 274.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903609091
  • UtOrBLW
Label
The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon, Kevin Fedarko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439159859
Lccn
2012474432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Mormon content: pages 38, 47, 48, 49, 251, 274.
  • Mormon content: pages 38, 47, 48, 49, 251, 274.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903609091
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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