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How the Canyon Became Grand: A Short History
Paperback - English

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 historian Stephen Pyne examines the major shifts in Western attitudes toward nature, and recounts the achievements of explorers, geologists, artists, and writers, from John Wesley Powell to Wallace Stegner, and how they transformed the Canyon into a fixture of national identity. This groundbreaking book takes us on a completely original journey through the Canyon toward a new understanding of its niche in the American psyche, a journey that mirrors the making of the nation itself.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0140280561
EAN
9780140280562
Publisher
Publication Date
01/07/1999
Pages
240
Dimension
19.63cm x 12.85cm x 1.30cm
Age Group
18 and above
Grades
College Freshman to UP
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Pyne, Stephen J.
Stephen J. Pyne is the Regent's Professor of Environmental History in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. His books include "The Still-Burning Bush", "Smokechasing", and "Fire: A Brief History".




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