It also details Fletcher's plans and study regarding the Grand Canyon and the trip he planned to make alone. Interesting true story of the first man to walk from one end of the Grand Canyon to the other, following the Colorado River. My progress sort of mirrors the author's. And any journey of value is above all a chapter in a personal odyssey. The questions asked by Fletcher at the Grand Canyon National Park Office were practical and did not reflect anything beyond the most necessary information regarding trails, weather, and existence of water sources. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Yet, the book moves through entire stretches of the Canyon in single sentence.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. This is more a book about Colin Fletcher than a book about the Grand Canyon. The author walks upstream through the Grand Canyon some 50 years ago, in some places where it is likely no one walked before. About this Item: Alfred A. About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Fletcher has no real information to offer us.
I just wish we had more of a memoir of what it was like to walk and live in the Canyon, not a diary of forced mystical epiphanies. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Don't waste your time like I did. Also makes unwarranted assumptions about the people who built the the structures. It was time to be out and doing. Fletcher believed that the Grand Canyon may change drastically for the worse, due to proposed projects by the government, making the book a requiem for what it was at one time. I can understand why this book is highly recommended reading for those of us planning a trip through the canyon by water, not foot! Having read it I completely understand why not.
The first rattler I met scared me purple, and killing it seemed a human duty. To date, that has not happened, but the possibility remains. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Born in the Franche-Comté of Eastern France, he never lost touch with his rural origins, which influenced much of his work. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. It should come as no surprise then that a detour from U.
Makes me realize how much I missed when we went to the Grand Canyon and meerly peered in! All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I think I expected more about the Grand Canyon in a book about walking through the Grand Canyon. He doesn't run out of food or water, he doesn't twist an ankle or get sick or snakebitten. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. This is a cracking philosophical muse, a rambling mind focused by the serenity and majesty of nature.
This collection of stories is particularly famous, and a dozen of his novels have been turned into films, among them the classics of French cinema La Traversée de Paris, La Vouivre and Uranus. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Fletcher's descriptions of the spectacular geography, the wildlife, and the remnants of much older cultures serve to remind us that the Grand Canyon has been around longer than humankind and may well outlast us. The kind of person who might strike you as a major pain in the butt one minute and quite endearing another. The chapter on rock is laughable.
Two things became immediately apparent in the first chapters; 1 the author sees himself as superior to others and 2 he really likes the sound of his own thoughts. About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The man's an earnest blowhard. The reader will learn about night in the canyon, and the path of the canyon, and the tests of the canyon, and the dreams and history and call of the canyon, and the endurance and strength of will and spirit that it takes to meet that call. Now at the end of the book, I can say reading it was a complete waste of time. The spine may show signs of wear. I'm looking at a map as I read along.
Good last chapter wrapping it all up. The spine may show signs of wear. He paints a vivid picture of the vastness, beauty and solitude that is the Grand Canyon and why there is such a need for these incredible natural features to remain untouched by man. As it was just after the Hoover Dam, but before the extraordinarily heavy use we see now. The casual visitor, who only sees the canyon from its rim, will learn about the grottos, the heat, the side canyons, the sweet scent of water, and the nearly 2 billion year old mountain roots that form the unseen base of the canyon, and all the millions of years of ocean silt and dust and dune sand that make up its upper reaches.
Only worth the read if you've some of that. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. The spine may show signs of wear. I felt it had very little of that, and a lot about the author's personal meditations and attempts to get into the mind of a slug. He lost me a little in the spiritual talk of being one with the beaver etc. I did really like his explanation of how geographical time works on a completely different scale than human time. This message was loud and clear from Colin in the 1970s when the Canyon was already at risk.