The Emerald Mile

Author: Kevin Fedarko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439159866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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An award-winning Outside magazine writer documents the 1983 Colorado River flood that threatened the region with a catastrophic dam failure and prompted oarsman Kenton Grua's near-suicidal effort to navigate the turbulent waters of the Emerald Mile on a small wooden dory to achieve a world speed record.

Summary of Kevin Fedarko's The Emerald Mile

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669357015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 58

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado was given supreme command of the largest expedition of conquest in the brief but magnificently profitable history of the New World. His company was made up of 230 horsemen recruited from the nobility of New Spain, 62 heavily armed foot soldiers, and five friars. #2 The expedition began to realize that Cibola might not be as rich as they had hoped. The first major encounter between Europeans and natives in the territory of the United States took place when the Spanish commander, Coronado, attacked the pueblo of Háwikuh. The Zuñi storehouses held mostly dried corn and pinto beans. #3 When Cárdenas arrived at the entrance to the abyss, the continent from which he and his men came was still in the Middle Ages, while the first tremors of the seismic shifts that would rock the face of the world were already being felt. #4 The first encounter between Cárdenas and the canyon took place at the edge of the abyss, where the South Rim bends from the east to the north. Today, this promontory is known as Desert View.

Summary of Kevin Fedarko's The Emerald Mile

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 88

View: 2567


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 In 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado was given supreme command of the largest expedition of conquest in the brief but magnificently profitable history of the New World. His company was made up of 230 horsemen recruited from the nobility of New Spain, 62 heavily armed foot soldiers, and five friars. #2 The expedition began to realize that Cibola might not be as rich as they had hoped. The first major encounter between Europeans and natives in the territory of the United States took place when the Spanish commander, Coronado, attacked the pueblo of Háwikuh. The Zuñi storehouses held mostly dried corn and pinto beans. #3 When Cárdenas arrived at the entrance to the abyss, the continent from which he and his men came was still in the Middle Ages, while the first tremors of the seismic shifts that would rock the face of the world were already being felt. #4 The first encounter between Cárdenas and the canyon took place at the edge of the abyss, where the South Rim bends from the east to the north. Today, this promontory is known as Desert View.

Redwood National Park

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Redwood National Park (Calif.)

Page: N.A

View: 5794


Redwood National Park

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Redwood National Park (Calif.)

Page: 722

View: 8601


Annual Report for ...

Author: Geological Survey of Canada. Division of Mineral Statistics and Mines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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Annual Report - Geological Survey of Canada

Author: Geological Survey of Canada

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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Contents may be found in "List of publications of the Geological survey of Canada. 1906."

Annual Report

Author: Geological Survey of Canada

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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