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Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (March 11, 2012)
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whilst Clyde Eddy first observed the Colorado River in 1919, he vowed that he may sometime commute its size. 8 years later, Eddy recruited a handful of faculty scholars to function crewmen and loaded them, a hobo, a mongrel puppy, a endure cub, and a heavy movie digicam into 3 mahogany boats and left eco-friendly River, Utah, headed for Needles, California. Forty-two days and 8 hundred miles later, they have been the 1st to effectively navigate the river in the course of its annual excessive water interval. This ebook is the unique narrative of that foolhardy and exciting adventure.“The aspect of his nice event isn't to make a reputation for himself, or to learn from a documentary movie, or perhaps to end up that quiet males of mind might be as brave as brawny frontiersmen. the purpose is the adventure itself, the pride of making an attempt the close to very unlikely, and of surviving to inform the tale.”--Peter Miller, nationwide Geographic journal, from the ForewordCo-published in cooperation with Avanyu Publishing Inc.ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORSAdventurer and editor Clyde L. Eddy (1889-1954) is additionally the writer of Voyaging Down the Thames: An Intimate Account of a Voyage two hundred Miles throughout England (1938).