The Mighty Colorado River: From the Glaciers to the Gulf by Jim Turner

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WINNER of the 2017 IPPY Award Bronze Medal for Best Regional Nonfiction, Mountain-West, at the Independent Book Publisher Awards!

Here is your chance to take a trip down one of the world's great rivers from its first trickle to its broad delta. Remarkable photographs show the West's natural wonders, tracing the Colorado River and its major tributary, the Green River, from beginning to end. The rivers flow through many habitats from treeless tundra to coastal desert, encompassing millions of years of geological history. On their way to the sea, the Colorado and the Green bend through more than a dozen national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, and recreation areas, and nourish wildlife from majestic moose to fifty-pound trout to tiny lizards. Enjoy descriptions of river communities and some of the best fishing holes and recreation areas along the way, as well as facts about glaciers, dinosaurs, miners, and mountain men. Ride along (staying dry all the way) through the vast Colorado River Basin, which covers more land area than Spain and Portugal combined, and of course through the unforgettable colors and vistas of the grandest canyon on earth.

About the Author

Jim Turner grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and received his master s degree in U.S. history from the University of Arizona. He retired as Arizona Historical Society historian in 2009 to write Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State. Turner's articles and book reviews have appeared in The Journal of Arizona History, Arizona Highways, True West Magazine, and other publications. Turner joined the editorial staff at Rio Nuevo Publishers in 2009, where he co-authored The Grand Canyon: From Rim to River, and was editor of the third edition of Fran Kosik's popular Native Roads: A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations.