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Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a spectacular deep natural gorge, carved by the Colorado River, that runs through Arizona. Most of the Canyon being contained within Grand Canyon national park.

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Grand Canyon

By Jason Chin

ROARING BROOK
Released: 2017-02-21
Hardcover (56 pages)

Grand Canyon
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Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.

Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.

Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.

Grand Canyon, North and South Rims [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated

National Geographic
Map Map (2 pages)

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  • Features an enhanced scale (1:35,000) for increased detail in this high-use area of Grand Canyon National Park: Bright Angel Canyon, North and South Rims. Colorado River miles 60-98, North and South Rim visitor centers, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon/National Geographic IMAX. Bright Angel Trail (plus elevation profile), West Rim Trail, Kaibab Trail, Arizona Trail, Grand Canyon Lodge, Tusayan, Grand Canyon Railroad Station and more.
  • Park regulations, permit information, backcountry use areas, and contact information for local agencies. GPS compatible; full UTM grid. Approximately 4 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. folded; 27 x 39 in. fully opened.
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map

Explore the uniquely inspiring and wondrous landscape of the Grand Canyon with National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Grand Canyon National Park, North and South Rims. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched detail of the heart of the park. Key areas of interest featured on this map include Colorado River miles 60-98, North and South Rim visitor centers, Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan, Bright Angel Trail (plus elevation profile), West Rim Trail, Kaibab Trail, Arizona Trail, and more.

With miles of mapped trails in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire country, the Grand Canyon North and South Rims map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. Designed with a wide range of visitors in mind, this map features detailed and easy to read trails, accurate road network, campgrounds, scenic overlooks and points of interests, visitor centers and facilities, color coded bus stops with routes, plus park regulations, backcountry use areas, and contact information for local agencies. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and major lakes.

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

Other features found on this map include: Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, Little Colorado River, Marble Canyon.

  • Map Scale = 1:50,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodors Travel Pubns
Released: 2015-11-10
Paperback (512 pages)

Fodor s Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River
· Major sights such as The Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, Sedona, Scottsdale, The Heard Museum, Monument Valley, and Desert Botanical Garden
· Coverage of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe; Grand Canyon National Park; Flagstaff; North-Central Arizona; Northeast Arizona; Eastern Arizona; Tucson; Southern Arizona; Northwest Arizona and Southeast Nevada

Over The Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, Newly Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition

By Michael P. Ghiglieri

Puma Press
Paperback (586 pages)

Over The Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, Newly Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition
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This is a vastly expanded and revised edition of the 2001 classic that sold a quarter million copies, now updated after a decade,containing many gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World's Seven Natural Wonders. Also available as an very limite, signed and numbered editionof 380 hardcover copies, under a separate ISBN and order item listing.

The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West

By John F. Ross

Viking
Released: 2018-07-03
Hardcover (400 pages)

The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West
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"A bold study of an eco-visionary at a watershed moment in US history."-Nature

A timely, thrilling account of a man who, as an explorer, dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon--and, as an American visionary, waged a bitterly-contested campaign for environmental sustainability in the American West.


When John Wesley Powell became the first person to navigate the entire Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon, he completed what Lewis and Clark had begun nearly 70 years earlier--the final exploration of continental America. The son of an abolitionist preacher, a Civil War hero (who lost an arm at Shiloh), and a passionate naturalist and geologist, in 1869 Powell tackled the vast and dangerous gorge carved by the Colorado River and known today (thanks to Powell) as the Grand Canyon.

With The Promise of the Grand Canyon, John Ross recreates Powell's expedition in all its glory and terror, but his second (unheralded) career as a scientist, bureaucrat, and land-management pioneer concerns us today. Powell was the first to ask: how should the development of the west be shaped? How much could the land support? What was the role of the government and private industry in all of this? He began a national conversation about sustainable development when most everyone else still looked upon land as an inexhaustible resource. Though he supported irrigation and dams, his prescient warnings forecast the 1930s dustbowl and the growing water scarcities of today. Practical, yet visionary, Powell didn't have all the answers, but was first to ask the right questions.

National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon Country: Over 100 Full-Color Photographs, plus Detailed Maps, and Firsthand Information

By Seymour L. Fishbein

Brand: National Geographic
Released: 2010-01-19
Paperback (200 pages)

National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon Country: Over 100 Full-Color Photographs, plus Detailed Maps, and Firsthand Information
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Grand Canyon Country explores the spectacular 277-mile-long gash in Arizona’s red-rock country—noted by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 as "the most impressive piece of scenery I have ever looked at"—and much more. Along with the geological marvels, amazing views along the popular South Rim, and higher, cooler North Rim, the book probes ancient Indian cultures, remote forests of the Kaibab Plateau, lonely reaches of the Arizona strip, and the multihued landscapes of the Painted Desert. All the wonders of the Grand Canyon are captured in this first-person narrative—from the awe-inspiring sunsets to hikes on treacherous trails to an exciting trip down the Colorado.

Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)

By James Kaiser

Destination Press
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Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)
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Discover the best of Grand Canyon in this award-winning, full-color travel guidebook.

Fully updated for 2018!

From hiking to biking to river rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is filled with adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide helps you make the most of your time in the park.

Whatever your interests―hiking the Bright Angel Trail, riding mules to Phantom Ranch, watching sunset from Hopi Point, relaxing at a historic lodge―this gorgeous travel guidebook puts the best of Grand Canyon at your fingertips.

Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best viewpoints and destinations.

Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery.

Detailed maps make travel planning easy.

From Havasu Canyon's stunning waterfalls to incredible day hikes on the North and South Rims, Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide is the only guidebook you'll need.

Filled with tips to save you time and money!

Winner: Benjamin Franklin Award (Best Full-Color Travel Guide)

Winner: Independent Publisher Book Award (Best Travel Guide)

Grand Canyon Trail Map 5th Edition

By Sky Terrain

Sky Terrain
Map (2 pages)

Grand Canyon Trail Map 5th Edition
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Beautiful, accurate, very detailed and best selling Grand Canyon map is now available in the 5th edition. Local favorite. Waterproof and Tear Tough. Fine shaded relief and 100ft contours give a detailed & stunning view of the Canyon topography. Mileage info to all trail junctions, plus cumulative mileage for select segments. Includes trail profile graphs. Thoroughly reviewed by Park Rangers. Detailed topographic trail map of 308,000 acres in central Grand Canyon. 1:40,000 scale covers 8 USGS quads. 308 miles (495km) of trails shown with trail ratings, text descriptions & statistics. Most complete & accurate map of the area. Includes 100ft contours, shaded relief, UTM grid for use with GPS, hydrology with springs & drinking water (including a chart), backcountry use zones for permit planning, and other trip information. Printed on waterproof, tear-tough paper. This map covers the huge core of Grand Canyon National Park. This is the area where 99% of visitors travel and where 90% of overnight backcountry trips take place, and where most trails and reliable water sources are. The map does not cover the vast and more isolated western sections, nor the far NE corner. (Zoom into the inset maps above to see exact coverage.) Includes a handy and concise bus map. All in all this is a very useful and legible map. Hope you like the new edition!

Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography

By Stephen Trimble

Stephen Trimble
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Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography
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One of the most photographed subjects on earth, the Grand Canyon continues to inspire awe, admiration, and frustration for those who attempt to capture its majesty with a camera. Reaching back 125 years into the photographic record of the Canyon, this book artfully explores the experiences of the earliest photographers as well as today's most exceptional artists through intriguing narrative and exceptional photography.

Fodor's Arizona & The Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-05-15
Paperback (464 pages)

Fodor s Arizona & The Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

From the vastness of the Grand Canyon to Sedona’s red rocks and the living Sonoran Desert, Arizona’s landscapes are awe-inspiring. The state’s spectacular canyons, blooming deserts, raging rivers, petrified forests, and scenic mountains enthrall lovers of the outdoors in pursuit of hiking, rafting, golf, or picturesque spots to watch the sunset. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, three national parks, and world-renowned spas.

This travel guide includes:

    PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information so they can travel with confidence
    ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Arizona & The Grand Canyon
    UPDATED COVERAGE: The guide features the latest hotel and restaurant openings throughout the state, particularly the fast-growing Phoenix and Tuscan areas.
    ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Illustrated features advise travelers on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River. Spotlights highlight Phoenix-area golf, visiting Native American reservations, and the Wild West.
    INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation map, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively. Dining and Lodging map atlases in Phoenix and Tucson make locating a hotel or meal simple. A Top Picks chart for Grand Canyon hiking trails helps travelers choose a hike based on length, grade, trail conditions, time of year, and level of difficulty.
    DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
    COVERS: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Petrified Forest National Park, Monument Valley, Yuma, the Hoover Dam, Flagstaff, and more.


 
 
 

 
 
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