The Grand Canyon Reader

Author(s): Lance Newman


An anthology that brings together writing about the Grand Canyon - stories, essays, and poems written across five centuries by people inhabiting, surviving, and attempting to understand what one explorer called the 'Great Unknown'.


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Lance Newman, Professor of English at Westminster College, has worked as a Grand Canyon river guide for twenty years. He is the author of Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature as well as two chapbooks of poems, 3by3by3 and Come Kanab: A Little Red Songbook.

Introduction: Stories of the Great Unknown The Rim Amil Quayle, Grand Canyon Craig Childs, Fear of God Ann Zwinger, Bright Angel Trail Edward Abbey, Havasu Colin Fletcher, The Man Who Walked through Time Joseph Wood Krutch, Where Solitude Is Easy to Find Theodore Roosevelt, A Cougar Hunt on the Rim of the Grand Canyon John Muir, The Grand Canon of the Colorado Harriet Monroe, The Grand Canon of the Colorado The River Sharlot Hall, The Song of the Colorado Patricia McCairen, Canyon Solitude Terry Tempest Williams, Stone Creek Woman Barry Lopez, Gone Back into the Earth John McPhee, A River Bill Beer, Lava Falls Bert Loper, Three Boys and an Old Man George Flavell, The Log of the Panthon John Wesley Powell, The Grand Canon of the Colorado The People Michael Kabotie, Grand Canyon National Park Linda Hogan, Plant Journey Wallace Stegner, Packhorse Paradise Joseph C. Ives, Mojave Valley to Big Canyon Francisco Garces, Mojave Crossing to Oraibe Pueblo Pedro de Castaneda, The Hopi Mesas and the Colorado River G.{ths}M. Mullett, The Story of Tiyo Hualapai, Tudjupa Creates the People Ramson Lomatewama, They Told Stories Further Reading Credits

General Fields

  • : 9780520270794
  • : The University Press Group Ltd
  • : University of California Press
  • : 0.371
  • : October 2011
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lance Newman
  • : Paperback
  • : 808.803279132
  • : 264