Shop H) Books, Stickers, & Souvenirs
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Breaking into the Current
Written by AzRA guide Louise Teal
Profiling eleven of the first full-season Grand Canyon boatwomen, Breaking into the Current weaves together various experiences in their own words. Each woman tells a part of every Canyon boatwoman's story: when Marilyn Sayre talks about leaving the Canyon, when Ellen Tibbets speaks of crew camaraderie, or when Martha Clark recalls the thrill of white water, each tells how all were involved in the same romance. All the boatwomen have stories to tell of how they first came to the Canyon and why they stayed. Some speak of how they balanced their passion for being in the Canyon against the frustration of working in a traditionally male-oriented occupation, where today women account for about fifteen percent of the Canyon's commercial river guides. As river guides in love with the Canyon and their work, these women have followed their hearts.
“This book transcends gender even as it addresses it, and belongs in every river runner’s library,” says Verne Huser of Paddler Magazine. Louise Teal, an AzRA guide for over 20 years, gathered stories from the first female guides who began working in the early 1970′s. Breaking into the Current is definitely a fan favorite."
Down the Great Unknown
by Edward Dolnick
This well-written non-fiction work is based not only on Maj. Powell's diaries, but also those kept by some of his men on the Powell Expedition in 1869. Dolnick does a masterful job of combining a broad-spectrum of history (Civil War, Manifest Destiny, railroad expansion) in a way that highlights and compliments the Grand Canyon expedition without overwhelming it. This book is based on detailed historical accounts of Powell’s journey from notes, journals, interviews and factual information gathered through hundreds of hours of research. Down The Great Unknown, is a well researched account of Powell’s journey, his teams’ personal lives and the newspaper stories that gripped a nation and brought worldwide attention to the Grand Canyon. Dolnick regularly breaks narrative to offer a modern take on many of the rapids by experienced boatmen. The science of the book--from flowing rivers to the rocks of the canyons--is enough to recommend this book to anyone setting out to explore the Southwest, especially if they plan to go rafting there.
Grand Canyon Geology
By L. Greer Price.
This sketch of Grand Canyon geology is perfect for the first-time visitor or the seasoned Grand Canyon traveler. It includes sections on the geologic record at Grand Canyon, regional geology, plate tectonics, and the Colorado River. It offers a fresh new approach with an emphasis on basic geologic principles.
Grand Canyon Reader
By Lance Newman
This anthology brings together stories, essays, and poems written across five centuries by people inhabiting, surviving, and attempting to understand the Grand Canyon. Lively tales written by unschooled river runners, unabashedly popular fiction, and memoirs stand alongside finely crafted literary works to represent the full range of human experience in this wild, daunting, and inspiring landscape.
Pocket Naturalist Night Sky
With its clear light free sky and canyon walls that frame the constellations, the Grand Canyon is the perfect place to view and learn about the night sky. This easy to use and understand glow-in-the-dark pocket-sized field booklet, references the northern hemisphere's night sky prominent constellations and stars that are visible with the naked eye throughout North America. Features 6 durable laminated panels, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
River & Desert Plants of Grand Canyon
Written by AzRA Guide Kristin Huisinga Harned, Lori Makarick, and Kate Watters
The first comprehensive field guide devoted to the plants that live below the canyon rims, describes more than 300 plant species. As well as interesting facts or uses for the plants listed. Includes 310 high quality color photographs, 92 line drawings, and illustrated glossary and thumbnail identification key.
River to Rim
By Nancy Brian
River to Rim tells the stories of rapids, temples, and points in the Grand Canyon: who names what and when, quotations from explorers, names given by tourists and river runners, and the events that gave rise to the place names. Whether you are viewing the scenery from the rim, running the river, or hiking the trails, here are the stories of over 600 place names along 300 miles of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon on a mile-by-mile sequence. Names are indexed and tied to a bibliography of over 200 entries.
Super Guide Grand Canyon Map
The Grand Canyon Map and Guide is an all-in-one resource for Grand Canyon National Park. It is packed with an incredible amount of information and covers the entire Grand Canyon from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. It is loaded with useful material about the Canyon's geology, history, and trivia. Complete with illustrations, diagrams, and photographs, this map is an indispensable resource for the Grand Canyon. Size folded: 11"" x 4.25""; open: 30" x 22"; waterproof and tearproof 2nd edition, revised and updated; c. 2008
The Colorado River in Grand Canyon Guidebook - AVAILABLE BY REQUEST ONLY
Provided to you at your orientation This mile-by-mile guide/map of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon includes information on geology, history, natural history and archaeology.
If you would like to receive this guidebook ahead of time, please call or email.
The Doing of The Thing
Written by Dimock, Welch and Conley
The fascinating and enigmatic story of one of Grand Canyon’s early river runner characters, Buzz Holstrom, who made the first solo run in Grand Canyon and was also the first to run all the rapids in the canyon on his solo trip. The author, Brad Dimock, is one of AzRA’s full time guides in the canyon.
The Emerald Mile
By Kevin Fedarko
The Emerald Mile is the fascinating story of an epic river adventure in the summer of 1983, when 3 fearless men made history by becoming the fastest trip though Grand Canyon. They accomplished this feat by running their dory boat day and night on the highest water to run in recent times through the heart of the abyss.
The Exploration of the Colorado
By John Wesley Powell
A river runner classic! This great novel features a journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon written by legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell. This 1874 classic includes Powell's observations about the terrain and its Native American inhabitants, attacks, mutiny, stories about dangerous rapids along with reproductions of the original line drawings.
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons was recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine’s list of top 100 classics.
ChicoBag Travelpack "Hallways of Always"
The Travelpack by Chico Bag is is super useful for all your adventures! This pack has 2 side waterbottle holders, an inside bladder pouch and hose hole, and a small top zippered pouch which also doubles as the pack's compression sack. The Travel Pack is certified fabric made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles!
One of the uniqueness of this pack, is the art on the front panel is from one of our very talented previous guest, Page Holland! Page is an artist in Moab, UT and she produces amazing art! You can view her other work at: www.moabartists.com
Created by a Grand Canyon river guide, these unique and educational playing cards have the beautiful view looking downstream from Nankoweap granaries on back. Every card has a photo and interesting facts about the Grand Canyon. The 4 suits are represented by 4 categories: history, animals, plants and geology.
AzRA Silver Mugs - AVAILABLE BY REQUEST ONLY
This 12oz stainless steel insulated mug is the same shape and size as a beverage can. It has a leak proof screw on lid and no handles to break. This mug is our gift to our participants and you will receive your mug at your orientation.
IF LOST A REPLACEMENT IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, please email email@example.com for more information. Comes in a variety of logo'd colors and we cannot guarantee what color is available.
Stickers Grand Canyon Geology
**OUT OF STOCK UNTIL JANUARY 2022**
Check out these super cool Grand Canyon Geology stickers! These are vinyl stickers created by Flagstaff local, Askley Matelski (ashleymatelskiart.com), and depict the layers of the canyon. Keep your Grand Canyon rock knowledge fresh and always with you!
Stickers by Mermaid's Grasshopper
Grasshopper's Mermaid is a woman owned and operated company out of Nashville, TN. Each 100% USA-made, indoor/outdoor sticker is printed with water based inks and is UV coated, dishwasher safe and can live outside for 5 years! Grasshopper's Mermaid donates 10% to conservation efforts on every purchase. Show where your sticker travels by tagging them on Instagram @grasshoppersmermaid