I felt it had very little of that, and a lot about the author's personal meditations and attempts to get into the mind of a slug. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. No boulders pin him into an emergency situation requiring a harrowing escape. Never got to the Grand Canyon - yet. He encounters, beaver, small horses, and snakes, walks unfettered by clothing, and sees the rock strata as the layers of time, as he explores the Grand Canyon and ponders on life and nature. About this Item: Alfred A.
Born in the Franche-Comté of Eastern France, he never lost touch with his rural origins, which influenced much of his work. While his descriptions of the preparations and supplies are interesting, Fletcher's immersive depictions of the impact of the canyon itself, and of the wildlife he encountered, on his personal life - both at the time and thereafter - are simply stunning. About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Nothing dramatic happens to him. Monsieur Dutilleul has always been able to walk through walls but has never bothered using his gift, given the general availability of doors.
He championed Serge Gainsbourg in his early career, writing the liner notes for his debut album Du chant à la une!. Finished up last night with the expected mixed feelings. Fletcher spent a year planning the first-ever hike through the Grand Canyon, then took the walk. And there's no way he was carrying it out. Took me ages to get through, never felt like reading it. For two months Fletcher struggled against heat and cold, lack of water and dwindling supplies. For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights.
I think I expected more about the Grand Canyon in a book about walking through the Grand Canyon. About this Item: Alfred A. Sure, some of his days had some kind of sketchy ascents and descents, but this is more of a naturalists view of the terrain than a documentary of his trip. It is also a record of the Grand Canyon as it was before the massive influx of tourism. Fletcher's descriptions of the spectacular geography, the wildlife, and the remnants of much older cultures serve to remind us that the Grand Canyon has been around longer than humankind and may well outlast us. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
And the important thing at the end of a journey--or of a book--is to keep moving forward, refreshed, with as little pause as possible. It was time to be out and doing. The reader will learn about night in the canyon, and the path of the canyon, and the tests of the canyon, and the dreams and history and call of the canyon, and the endurance and strength of will and spirit that it takes to meet that call. This is a cracking philosophical muse, a rambling mind focused by the serenity and majesty of nature. This collection of stories is particularly famous, and a dozen of his novels have been turned into films, among them the classics of French cinema La Traversée de Paris, La Vouivre and Uranus.
Fletcher on his journy throuth the Grand Canyon in 1963. The Glen Canyon Dam built 1956-1966 and subsequent Powell Lake finally reaching capacity in 1980 forever changed the flow of the mighty Colorado River through Grand Canyon and the ecology of the area through massive surface evaporation. This book didn't do much for me. About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. We do not have to build a Parthenon.
Should not have read this as restless as ive felt lately. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. For two months Fletcher struggled against heat and cold, lack of water and dwindling supplies. A fabulously engaging approach which had me hooked from the first page and wanting to read When I saw this travel book had no pictures, I thought it was unusual. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Before there were daily rafting trips all the way through, before there were quite so many restrictions.
He lost me a little in the spiritual talk of being one with the beaver etc. The author was in great physical condition, but it was imperative to know if there were places that would block his path, such as the Colorado River, which is impassable in some parts, or the hanging terraces, as Fletcher calls them, narrow sloping ledges impossible or at least highly dangerous to climb or traverse. But did do a pretty good job of capturing solo hiking. I love hiking and I love Arizona. My progress sort of mirrors the author's. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I wish I had the ability and skills to disappear in remote Backcountry away from humanity for a few months like the author.