A walk in the park : the true story of a spectacular misadventure in the Grand Canyon
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New York : Scribner, 2024.
Format
Book
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781501183058 : HRD, 1501183052 : HRD
Physical Desc
xxi, 488 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Status
Mount Olive Library - Adult Nonfiction - New
917.91 FED
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Published
New York : Scribner, 2024.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501183058 : HRD, 1501183052 : HRD

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the epic adventure tale The Emerald Mile comes the most dramatic and deeply moving account ever of walking the Grand Canyon, a highly dangerous, life-changing 750-mile trek. The Grand Canyonis an American treasure, visited by more than 6 million people a year, many of whom are rendered speechless by its vast beauty, mystery, and complexity. Now, in A Walk in the Park, author Kevin Fedarko chronicles his year-long effort to find a 750-mile path along the length of the Grand Canyon, through a vertical wilderness suspended between the caprock along the rims of the abyss and the Colorado River, which flows along its bottom. Consisting of countless cliffs and steep drops, plus immense stretcheswith almost no access to water, and the fact that not a single trail links its eastern doorway to its western terminus, this jewel of national parks is so challenging that when Fedarko departed fewer people had completed the journey in one single hike than had walked on the moon. The intensity of the effort required him to break his trip into several legs, each of which held staggering dangers and unexpected discoveries. Accompanying Fedarko through this sublime yet perilous terrain is the award-winning photographer Peter McBride, who captures the stunning landscape in breathtaking photos. Together, they encounter long-lost Native American ruins, the remains of Old West prospectors' camps, present day tribal activists, and signs that commercial tourism isimpinging on the park's remote wildness. An epic adventure, action-packed survival tale, and a deep spiritual journey, A Walk in the Park gives us an unprecedented glimpse of the crown jewel of America's National Parks: an iconic landscape framed by ancient rock whose contours are recognized by all, but whose secrets and treasures are known to almost no one, and whose topography encompasses some of the harshest, least explored, most awe-inspiring terrain in the world"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fedarko, K. (2024). A walk in the park: the true story of a spectacular misadventure in the Grand Canyon (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fedarko, Kevin. 2024. A Walk in the Park: The True Story of a Spectacular Misadventure in the Grand Canyon. Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fedarko, Kevin. A Walk in the Park: The True Story of a Spectacular Misadventure in the Grand Canyon Scribner, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fedarko, Kevin. A Walk in the Park: The True Story of a Spectacular Misadventure in the Grand Canyon First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2024.

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