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

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
Table Of 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
Literary Form
non fiction
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Description
415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations, map, 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Newburyport Public Library

    94 State Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950, US