The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon / Kevin Fedarko.
Author: Fedarko, Kevin.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
ISBN: 9781439159859 (hbk.)
Description: x, 415 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subject: Grua, Kenton.
Rapids Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico).
White-water canoeing Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico).
Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.).
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico).
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) Discovery and exploration.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) Description and travel.
El Niño Current.
Contents: pt. 1. The world beneath the rims. First contact ; The grand old man ; Into the great unknown -- pt. 2. America's pyramids. The kingdom of water ; Flooding the cathedral -- pt. 3. The sweet lines of desire. Dories ; The golden age of guiding ; Crystal genesis ; The death of the Emerald Mile -- pt. 4. The master of the Emerald Mile. The factor ; Speed ; Thunder on the water -- pt. 5. The gathering storm. Deluge ; Into the bedrock ; The mouth of the dragon ; Raising the castle walls -- pt. 6. The maelstrom. The grand confluence ; The white demon ; Ghost boat ; The doing of the thing -- pt. 7. The speed run. The old man himself ; Perfection in a wave ; The reckoning ; Beneath the river of shooting stars ; Tail waves ; The trial ; Epilogue: The legend of the Emerald Mile.
Summary: The epic story of the fastest boat ride in history, on a hand-built dory named the "Emerald Mile," through the heart of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado river.