Arizona photographer Gary Ladd celebrates the different facets of Glen Canyon's Lake Powell -- both the brimming lake itself and the quiet, trickling side canyon waters -- in this collection of his work. Ninety-six side canyons twist into the main channel of Lake Powell, into what was once the main artery of the Colorado River through Glen Canyon. Each is unique, with names reflecting early explorers' impressions: Cathedral, Music Temple, Forbidding, Forgotten, Labyrinth. Lake travelers today, visiting a vastly altered system of canyons from those first sighted by early river runners, often reflect on environmental questions and consequences surrounding society's reshaping of the natural world.Lake Powell encompasses only thirteen percent of still largely pristine Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. As visitors increase, so do impacts on the delicate desert ecosystem. Glen Canyon's Lake Powell now challenges us with a vital task: the wise care of both the lake and its incomparable surroundings.
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Lake Powell's sapphire waters sparkle amid canyons of red rock, its myriad patterns of water and stone made vibrant by hard desert light. in Lake Powell: A Photographic Essay of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, photographer Gary Ladd explores the area's beauty, including the lake's ninety-six trickling side canyons. Interpretive text by Southwest writer Anne Markward details the history of the area, Glen Canyon Dam's completion in 1963, and the environmental challenges Lake Powell continues to present.About the Author:
Gary Ladd has been a full-time freelance photographer since 1976. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and has had his photographs published in many national magazines, books, textbooks, postcards, posters, and national park displays. Gary's primary interest is in the canyons and mesas of the Colorado Plateau of southern Utah and northern Arizona.
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Book Description University of Nevada Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110944197302
Book Description University of Nevada Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0944197302 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0633636