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The Emerald Mile电子书

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作       者:Kevin Fedarko

出  版  社:Scribner

出版时间:2013-05-07

字       数:90.3万

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From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in The Emerald Mile.
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Cover

Dedication

Epigraph

Map

Launch

Leviathan

Part I: The World Beneath the Rims

Chapter 1: First Contact

Chapter 2: The Grand Old Man

Chapter 3: Into the Great Unknown

Part II: America’s Pyramids

Chapter 4: The Kingdom of Water

Chapter 5: Flooding the Cathedral

Part III: The Sweet Lines of Desire

Chapter 6: Dories

Chapter 7: The Golden Age of Guiding

Chapter 8: Crystal Genesis

Chapter 9: The Death of the Emerald Mile

Part IV: The Master of the Emerald Mile

Chapter 10: The Factor

Chapter 11: Speed

Chapter 12: Thunder on the Water

Part V: The Gathering Storm

Chapter 13: Deluge

Chapter 14: Into the Bedrock

Chapter 15: The Mouth of the Dragon

Chapter 16: Raising the Castle Walls

Part VI: The Maelstrom

Chapter 17: The Grand Confluence

Chapter 18: The White Demon

Chapter 19: Ghost Boat

Chapter 20: The Doing of the Thing

Part VII: The Speed Run

Chapter 21: The Old Man Himself

Chapter 22: Perfection in a Wave

Chapter 23: The Reckoning

Chapter 24: Beneath the River of Shooting Stars

Chapter 25: Tail Waves

Chapter 26: The Trial

Epilogue: The Legend of the Emerald Mile

Acknowledgments

Photographs

A Conversation with Kevin Fedarko

About the Author

Notes on Sources

Notes

Select Bibliography

Photograph Credits

Index

Copyright

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