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Hubris, a Railroad Through the Grand Canyon, and the Death of Frank Mason Brown: A Parable for Our Time
Price: Free! Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
“Really!? A railroad through the bottom of the Grand Canyon?” Crazy, right? But in fact, it came closer to happening than most realize. Here is the little-known story of how hubris killed the railroad’s president and saved the Grand Canyon. It offers a lesson on the fate of men who concoct such schemes and promise riches without regard to environmental consequences or costs to future generations.
Grand Canyon National Park: Window Of Time
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010 by Park Partners, Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » National Parks
Teddy Roosevelt called it "the one place every American should see." Award-winning author Stewart Aitchison's brilliant writing reveals The Canyon in all its splendor: from the rims to river level. Explore the park through Stewart's writing or plan your own visit with the invaluable information available in this extraordinary publication.