John Annerino Canyoneering

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Canyoneering

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The canyons of North America are among the most spectacular in the world, providing unlimited opportunities for hikers, photographers, climbers, and other modern-day adventurers. In Canyoneering, John Annerino offers a thorough guide to the fundamentals of safe and well-prepared canyon exploration. The natural history and earth science of canyon country, as well as expedition conditioning, preparation, and equipment are discussed in detail, as are potential hazards and how to avoid them. Expert text from an accomplished canyon and desert explorer. The history and how-tos of canyon exploration; 50 b/w photos, 25 drawings. John Annerino is an author and photojournalist who has spent years exploring the canyons of the United States and Mexico.

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Researched and photographed throughout Canyon Country in the United States and Mexico, Canyoneering includes chapters featuring: Canyon Dreams; I. Canyon Country: The World Beneath the Horizon Line; II. Physiography: The Lay of the Land; III. Biogeography: Merriam's Life Zones and Plant Distribution; IV. Geology: Reading the Rocks; V. Canyoneers: Native Americans, Spaniards, and Anglos; VI. Canyoneering: Exploring the World Beneath the Horizonline. Illustrated with black and white photographs, charts, graphs, Canyoneering includes historic line drawings, bibliography, and index.

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Throughout history, the canyons of North America have been pioneered by Native Americans, Spaniards, soldiers, prospectors, surveyors, and river runners. These canyons are among the most spectacular in the world and provide unlimited opportunities for hikers, backpackers, climbers, and modern-day adventurers to explore the world below the horizonline.

In Canyoneering, John Annerino offers a detailed, comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of canyon exploration: Natural history, geography, and geology of canyon country, How to prepare for a canyoneering expedition: training, conditioning, and equipment, Expert advice on hiking, rappelling, and rafting, Canyon hazards and how to avoid them, History of canyon dwellers and explorers, past and present

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