Canyonlands Research Bibliography
 

Title

Cataract Canyon : a Human and Environmental History of the Rivers in Canyonlands

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

Abstract from GoogleBooks: This ambitious book will enthrall armchair naturalists and river runners alike, offering a stunning tour through the natural, environmental, and human history of Cataract Canyon, a seventeen-mile run of free-flowing river above Lake Powell in the canyonlands of southern Utah. Setting the stage with preliminary chapters on geology and hydrology, prehistory and geography, biology, and river-running history the authors take the reader on a "downriver journey," narrating an exploration of the river that is breathtaking in scope. From the plants and animals that live along its banks to the humans who seek out its rapids, from the wind and water that continue to shape the landscape to the government agencies that seek to control it, all of these become stories woven into the larger fabric of a beautiful, fragile, complex ecosystem where change--whether good or bad--is inevitable.

Comments

Published by The University of Utah Press.