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Downcanyon A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River Through Grand CanyonEvery writer comes to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon with a uniue point of view Ann Zwinger's is that of a naturalist an observer at the river's brim Teamed with scientists and other volunteer naturalists Zwinger was part of an ongoing study of change along the Colorado In all seasons and all weathers in almost every kind of craft that goes down the waves she returned to the Grand Canyon again and again to explore look and listen From the thrill of running the rapids to the wonder in a grain of sand her words take the reader down 280 miles of the ever flowing energetic whooping and hollering galloping river Zwinger's book begins with a bald eagle count at Nankoweap Creek in January and ends with a subzero snowy wa The first Ann Zwinger book I've read I've enjoyed most the way way her focus adjusts from the Micro to the Macro Details about the various insects encountered give way to early history of the canyon Not to mention that the reference list added about 20 books to my to read list

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Lk out of the canyon at winter solstice Between are the delights of spring in side canyons the benediction of rain on a summer beach and the chill that comes off limestone walls in November Her eye for detail catches the enchantment of small things played against the immensity of the river the gatling gun love song of tree frogs; the fragile beauty of an evening primrose; ravens always in close attendance like lugubrious sharp eyed nineteenth century undertakers; and a golden eagle chasing a trout with wings akimbo like a cleaning lady after a cockroach As she travels downstream Zwinger follows others in history who have risked and occasionally lost their lives on the Colorado Hiking in narrow canyons she finds cliff dwell This landscape is animate it moves transposes build proceeds shifts always going on never coming back and one can retain it only in vignettes impressions caught in a flash flipped through in succession leaving a richness of images imprinted on a sunburned retinaOne of many uotable passages One of the joys of Zwinger is her language her riffs of verbs and similes that relish her observation of all the wondrous minutiae of the Canyon

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PDF Ê BOOK Downcanyon A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River Through Grand Canyon ↠ ANN ZWINGER ↠ [Download] ➵ Downcanyon A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River Through Grand Canyon ➾ Ann Zwinger – Danpashley.co.uk Every writer comes to the ColoradIngs and broken pottery of prehistoric Indians Rounding a bend or running a rapid she remembers the triumphs and tragedies of early explorers and pioneers She describes the changes that have come with putting a big dam on a big river and how the dam has affected the riverine flora and fauna as well as the rapids and their future Science in the hands of a poet this captivating book is for armchair travelers who may never see the grandiose Colorado and for those who have run it wisely and well Like the author readers will find themselves bewitched by the color and flow of the river and enticed by what's around the next bend With her they will find its rhythms still in the mind long after the splash and spray and pound are go I'm enjoying this book because I prefer to daydream about being in the canyon than deal with the reality of living even temporarily in Maryland