How the Canyon Became Grand: A Short History

How the Canyon Became Grand: A Short History

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Dismissed by the first Spanish explorers as a wasteland, the Grand Canyon lay virtually unnoticed for three centuries until nineteenth- century America rediscovered it and seized it as a national emblem. This extraordinary work of intellectual and environmental history tells two tales of the Canyon: the discovery and exploration of the physical Canyon and the invention and evolution of the cultural Canyon--how we learned to endow it with mythic significance.Acclaimed… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (July 01, 1999)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 880 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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