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Grand Canyon: True Stories of Life Below the Rim (Travelers' Tales)
Release Date: August, 1999
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Inc
Notable authors (Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Page Stegner, Anne Zwinger, and others) explore the Grand Canyon--a temple of personal discovery, a deep Himalaya that can only be experienced to be believed.
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Whet your appetite for the Grand Canyon?
Posted by Bruce Cline on 7/30/2001
If you are looking for a tasty sampling of writings about the Grand Canyon this may be your book. In its 253+ pages you get the flavor of writings by dozens of authors, and enough of each flavor for you to decide whether you've had enough with that one taste, or if you need to digest that author's entire work. The writings range from serious to the silly, from inspirational to scary, and from experiential to philosophical. There's probably something here for everyone - a vast variety of perspectives and experiences from canyon rim to beyond the river's edge. None of the selections are over 16 pages (and many far shorter) so even if you're less than delighted with any of them you're quickly on to the next. This is a surprisingly quick and delightful read, and you'll probably get to the end wishing for more.
This book is designed to give you enough interest in the Grand Canyon from an armchair perspective to induce you to actually go there. Accordingly there are 14 pages of information devoted to The Next Step - what you need to know to visit and safely enjoy the real Grand Canyon.
Read the book and then go!