Shop H) Books, Stickers, & Souvenirs
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.
Carving Grand Canyon
By Wayne Ranney
Grand Canyon is one of Earth's most recognizable landscapes. Though scientists have studied the canyon for more than 150 years, a definitive answer as to how or when the canyon formed eludes them. The one thing scientists do agree on is that the canyon was carved by the erosive power of the Colorado River, but the river itself has carried away the evidence of its earlier history.
Carving Grand Canyon provides a synopsis of the intriguing ideas and innovative theories that geologists have developed over time. This story of a fascinating landscape is told in an engaging style that nonscientists will find inviting. The story's end, however, remains a mystery yet to be solved.
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.
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 River & Its Canyons
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 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 THE GUIDEBOOK AHEAD OF TIME please call 800-786-7238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon
Edited by Peter Anderson and Rick Kempa
The first full length anthology of Grand Canyon poems, gathers the voices and thoughts of explorers, cowboys, river- runners, hikers, artists, geologists, rangers, and others whose words reveal and bear witness to this complex and magnificent place. For readers on the river, the trails, the rim, or beyond, the poems on these pages will make fine canyon company.
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.
The 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.
Night Sky: A Guide to Our Galaxy
This informative guide is an excellent introduction to the stars, constellations and nebulae that make up the visible sky at night. Nearly two-thirds of Americans no longer live in a place where the Milky Way, our home galaxy, is visible after dark. This guide not only shows you when it is visible, but also describes its major features and where to travel in order to see it. The guide contains three maps showing the evening sky four months apart, covering the entire year. Major stars and constellations are shown in each along with the position of the Milky Way. A fourth map highlights specific details of the summer Milky Way, the most spectacular sight anyone can see without need of a telescope, or even binoculars, under naturally dark conditions. In addition, we also provide a map of the United States showing where the darkest locations are and under what conditions the Milky Way and a sky full of stars are still visible. If you are planning a trip to a national park or are looking to identify where the closest place to see a meteor shower or just enjoy the natural beauty of the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon, this guide provides what you are looking for.
River & Desert Plants of Grand Canyon
By Kristin Huisinga Harned (AzRA Guide), 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. Waterproof and tearproof.
Size folded: 11"" x 4.25""; opened: 30" x 22"
There's This River
There’s This River by Christa Sadler
An anthology of stories and artwork produced entirely by the river guiding community of Grand Canyon. Often hilarious, sometimes bittersweet and always entertaining, these true tales tell the stories of a landscape, a lifestyle and a unique community. If you liked the stories your guide entertained you with, you will love these classics!
We Call the Canyon Home: Indigenous Peoples of the Grand Canyon Region
Indigenous tribes have inhabited the area we know as the American Southwest since time immemorial. Discover the deep cultural, traditional, and historical connections between these peoples and Grand Canyon. The Indigenous peoples of Grand Canyon tell their own stories, in their own words, and in their own way. Contributing Editor, Stephen Hirst, collected the stories, historical backgrounds, cultural traditions, and tribal government proceedings from the 11 Traditionally Associated Tribes of Grand Canyon in We Call the Canyon Home.
Traditionally Associated Tribes: Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians, Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, the Navajo Nation, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Pueblo of Zuni, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe and the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
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
Grand Canyon Playing Cards
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.
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