Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Good Old Books: The Living Sea

"This is the book we have hoped for, from the author of The Silent World, bringing us up to date with his intimate and important role in the latest developments in sea exploration.

"Captain Cousteau has an understanding of the ways of marine scientists and a rare sensitivity for the sea and its creatures.

"He continues to open new and exciting paths for marine scientists. How fortunate that he has found time for this book so that we can all follow his adventures in his team's search to learn more about the sea."
- Eugenie Clark, Director, Cape Haze Laboratory

by Capt. J.Y. Cousteau with James Dugan
Pocket Books, 1964

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Nature Pages Review: Canyon Crossing

A narrative about the author's exploration of the corridor trails of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, this book introduces the inner recesses of the national park with a mixture of storytelling, interviews and descriptive prose.

The National Park Service defines "corridor trails" as those receiving regular maintenance and patrols by park rangers. At the Grand Canyon, there are three such trails. On the South Rim, there are the Bright Angel Trail, the River Trail and the South Kaibab Trail; on the North Rim, visitors hike the North Kaibab Trail.

"People travel from all over the country and the world for the chance to walk or run from one side of the canyon to the other - or from either rim to the very bottom on foot or mule," Seth Muller explains. "The journey etches itself into the memory of its travelers, to radiate for years. Grand Canyon guides speak of clients contacting them five, ten, and fifteen years after a trip to reconnect with their fond memories of the grandest of chasms."

Continued in ...

Experiencing Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim
by Seth Muller
Grand Canyon Association, 2011