This superb anthology brings together some of the most powerful and compelling writing about the Grand Canyon?stories, essays, and poems written across five centuries by people inhabiting, surviving, and attempting to understand what one explorer called the "Great Unknown." The Grand Canyon Reader includes traditional stories from native tribes, reports by explorers, journals by early tourists, and contemporary essays and stories by such beloved writers as John McPhee, Ann Zwinger, Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Linda Hogan, and Craig Childs. Lively tales written by unschooled river runners, unabashedly popular fiction, and memoirs stand alongside finely crafted literary works to represent full range of human experience in this wild, daunting, and inspiring landscape.
ContentsGrand Canyon / Amil Quayle
Fear of God / Craig Childs
Bright Angel Trail / Ann Zwinger
Havasu / Edward Abbey
The man who walked through time / Colin Fletcher
Where solitude is easy to find / Joseph Wood Krutch
A cougar hunt on the rim of the Grand Canyon / Theodore Roosevelt
The Grand Cañon of the Colorado / Harriet Monroe
The song of the Colorado / Sharlot Hall
Canyon solitude / Patricia McCairen
Stone Creek woman / Terry Tempest Williams
Gone back into the earth / Barry Lopez
A river / John McPhee
Lava Falls / Bill Beer
Three boys and an old man / Bert Loper
The log of the Panthon / George Flavell
The Grand Cañon of the Colorado / John Wesley Powell
Grand Canyon National Park / Michael Kabotie
Plant journey / Linda Hogan
Packhorse paradise / Wallace Stegner
Mojave Valley to Big Canyon / Joseph C. Ives
Mojave Crossing to Oraibe Pueblo / Francisco Garcés
The Hopi Mesas and the Colorado River / Pedro de Castañeda
The story of Tiyo / G.M. Mullett
Tudjupa creates the people / Hualapai
They told stories / Ramson Lomatewama.
-- Grand Canyon.
Natural history -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and travel.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Description and travel.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Literary collections.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Literary collections.
|Publisher|| Berkeley :University of California Press,2011
"Simpson imprint in humanities."
xi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
|ISBN||9780520270787 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520270789 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520270794 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520270797 (pbk. : alk. paper)