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5 edition of The Colorado River (Watts Library, the World of Water) found in the catalog.

The Colorado River (Watts Library, the World of Water)

by Carol B. Rawlins

  • 176 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Franklin Watts .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Water (Oceans, Lakes, Et,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Description,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Water (Oceans, Lakes, Etc.),
  • JNF,
  • JNF037070,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Description and travel,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7781845M
    ISBN 100531164217
    ISBN 109780531164211
    OCLC/WorldCa517518757

    Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is perhaps the best river trip in the world. That's a bold statement, but most who have spent time there will agree that it is a life changing experience. It's not just the whitewater, but about spending up to 3 weeks in remote desert wilderness with some of the most dramatically stunning scenery in the world. Cataract Canyon, located on the Colorado River southwest of Moab, Utah, is one of America's most rugged and beautiful canyons! When booking online you will be re-directed to Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours website. Click book now to go to Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours. Book Now.

    The Colorado River. [Daniel Gilpin] -- Provides a portrait of the Colorado River, its geographical features and wildlife, its people and communities, and its trade and industry. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Gilpin. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: In this book Gaylord also describes how he unexpectedly caught the river fever and became a Colorado River outfitter and guide. He brings the reader along on his exciting challenges before and after Glen Canyon Dam, including the epic Grand Canyon flood of and river .

    The Colorado River Through Grand Canyon by Steve Carothers and Bryan Brown, University of Arizona Press, River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon by Kristin Huisinga, Lori Makarick and Kate Watters, foreword by Ann Zwinger, Mountain Press Publishing Company, For a non-waterproof book, these are sturdy.   When geologist Powell and his party of explorers first assayed the Colorado in , it was North America's longest stretch of uncharted river. This is the story of that three-month, thousand-mile excursion, told in the words of the men who negotiated and mapped the river Author: John Wesley Powell.


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The Colorado River (Watts Library, the World of Water) by Carol B. Rawlins Download PDF EPUB FB2

The photographer and the author traveled the entire length of the Colorado River’s miles by a mixture of air, boat, and foot to truly understand and di Unlike a coffee table book, the accompanying text was interesting enough that I actually read it, and the text compelled me to truly study the photographs and digest them in a new way/5.

The recognition for his work includes magazine and book awards, a literary fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an Emmy. He has created a wall map of the Colorado River Basin, and with coauthor Peter McBride, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict photography exhibit, touring the West/5(20).

5) Exploration of the Colorado River | By John Wesley Powell. Powell’s book about his journey through the Grand Canyon is a standard-bearer of adventure literature. It has it all: great unknowns, incredible hardship, courage, and excitement in a jaw-dropping landscape.

Great book. Full of photos and lots of good text. Little fact boxes also included on many pages. Book follows the Colorado from its source and the Green River on its full journey to the end. This is the perfect book in that it provides lots of history and details, without the text ever becoming too detailed or laborious to read.5/5(7).

Guide to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon: Lees Ferry to South Cove Tom Martin. out of 5 stars Spiral-bound. $ Only 1 left in stock - order soon. River Runners' Guide To Utah and Adjacent Areas (Revised and Updated) Gary C. Nichols. out of 5 stars 6.

s: The Colorado River (Spanish: Río Colorado) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Rio Grande) in the Southwestern United States and northern 1,mile-long (2, km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S.

states and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the river flows generally southwest across. Wow. One of the best books I have read in years. The author weaves together the stories of the Grand Canyon in an absolutely riveting way: rafting culture, the environmental movement, dam technology and its impacts on the river, the history of exploration of the Colorado River.

An amazing book!Reviews: K. Jack’s from Colorado and Wynn is from Vermont, both from families with different lifestyles. They decide to take off the summer and the fall semester to canoe the Maskwa River in Colorado. While on the river, they smell smoke and realize a fire is encroaching, maybe only a few days away/5(K).

Bessie was more of a novice. In Octoberthe Hydes went to Green River, Utah where Hyde built his own boat, a twenty-foot wooden sweep scow, the type used by river runners of that time in Idaho.

The couple set off down the canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers on Octoas a honeymoon adventure trip. The Colorado River: A Comprehensive Report on the Development of the Water Resources of the Colorado River Basin for Irrigation, Power Production, and Other Beneficial Uses in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming: Author: United States.

Bureau of Reclamation: Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office, Covers the Upper Colorado River from Kremmling to Dotsero, Colorado. The topo maps are the same scale as the original USGS maps.

The contour lines and accurate shape of the river really help you keep track of where you are. Spiral bound format with full color topo maps on the right side and complete text descriptions on the facing page.

Powell's diary of his trip down the Colorado River from Wyoming on. His was the first known party to boat the Grand Canyon. It's a coffee table book with beautiful pictures of the trip including those taken in Glen Canyon that no longer exist because of the dam.

An /5(7). The Colorado River book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Isaac Beard a giant who works hard and honestly for every small /5. Colorado River in The Grand Canyon by Tom Martin and Duwain Whitis. Tom Martin (co-author of this map) is regarded as an authority on private river trips in Grand Canyon.

For more on Tom, see below: Tom Martin has been hiking in Grand Canyon from river rafting trips since The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, by John Wesley Powell This is a classic book written by the legendary pioneer himself, the one-armed Civil War vet named John Wesley Powell who was the first man to map out and brave the never before traversed Colorado River on wooden rafts.

Often called the Lewis and Clark of the west. Where the Water Goes: Life and Death on the Colorado River David Owen pages, hardcover: $ Riverhead Books, The funny thing about the newest book on the Colorado River. Science Be Dammed is an alarming reminder of the high stakes in the management—and perils in the mismanagement—of water in the western United States.

It seems deceptively simple: even when clear evidence was available that the Colorado River could not sustain ambitious dreaming and planning by decision-makers throughout the twentieth century, river planners and political operatives. Durable and waterproof, with USGS maps and excellent descriptions of river features.

This book covers the entire permitted portions of Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons on the Green River, and on the Colorado River through Horsethief, Ruby, Westwater, the.

Guide to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Seventh Edition. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award - Outdoor Adventure Guidebook Category. ISBN The History of Dories. Our story—the history of Grand Canyon Dories—would not have been written if it weren’t for those who found and fought for some of the West’s wildest waters.

In essence, our story started over years ago, in Major John Wesley Powell led a bold, four-boat expedition down hundreds of miles of uncharted water on the Green & Colorado Rivers.

WHY THE COLORADO RIVER MATTERSThe Colorado River—which used to be known as the Grand River, hence the name of the city of Grand Junction (the Colorado River intersects the Gunnison River)—is kind of like the “American Nile,” as the author puts basin covers a huge portion of the American West.

Still, you might think that if you don’t live in Colorado—or one of the 4/5.Colorado River Guides is a small, family owned and operated rafting company near Steamboat Springs & Vail Colorado, we take great pride in your safety and enjoyment of our rafting trips.

We specialize in families, groups, teams, and other customized rafting trips from Steamboat Springs, Vail, and .John Wesley Powell (Ma – Septem ) was a geologist, U.S. Soldier, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural is famous for the Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first official U.S.

government-sponsored.