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Synopsis: Photographs made in Grand Canyon a century ago may provide us today with a sense of history; photographs made a century later from the same vantage points give us a more precise picture of change in this seemingly timeless place. Between 1889 and 1890, Robert Brewster Stanton made photographs every 1-2 miles through the river corridor for the purpose of planning a water-level railroad route and produced the largest collection of photographs of the Colorado River at one point in time. Robert Webb, a USGS hydrologist conducting research on debris flows in the Canyon, obtained the photographs and from 1989 to 1995 replicated all 445 of the views captured by Stanton, matching as closely as possible the original camera positions and lighting conditions. Grand Canyon, a Century of Change assembles the most dramatic of these paired photographs to demonstrate both the persistence of nature and the presence of humanity. Unexpected longevity of some plant species, effects of animal grazing, and expansion of cacti are all captured by the replicate photographs. More telling is evidence of the impact of Glen Canyon Dam: increased riparian vegetation, new marshes, aggraded debris fans, and eroded sand bars. In the accompanying text, Webb provides a thorough analysis of what each pair of photographs shows and places the project in its historical context. Complementing his narrative are six sidebar articles by authorities on Canyon natural history that further attest to a century of change. The level of detail obtained from the photographs represents one of the most extensive long-term monitoring efforts ever conducted in a national park; it is the most detailed documentation effort ever performed using repeat photography. Much more than simply a picture book, Grand Canyon, a Century of Change is an environmental history of the river corridor, a fascinating book that clearly shows the impact of human influence on Grand Canyon and warns us that its future is very much in our hands.
From the Back Cover: This book assembles the most dramatic of these paired photographs to demonstrate both the persistence of nature and the presence of humanity.
Title: GRAND CANYON, A CENTURY OF CHANGE
Publisher: University of Arizona
Book Condition: BRAND NEW
Book Description University of Arizona Press. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0816515786I5N10
Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_219020779
Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Good. NOT ex-library. Previous owner's name inside front. Aside from some notes on title page, inside is clean and unmarked. Covers clean and unscuffed. Seller Inventory # mon0000355875
Book Description Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.: Univ of Arizona Pr, 1996. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Soft cover, 290 pages. Very good condition, no damage to pages or cover. Binding is square and tight. No writing or markings of any kind. Seller Inventory # NA-3269
Book Description Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.: Univ of Arizona Pr, 1996. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Softcover, glossy cover without folds or tears. 290 pages, no markings or writing. Binding square and tight, spine uncreased. Seller Inventory # NA-4057
Book Description Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.: Univ of Arizona Pr, 1996. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Softcover, glossy cover without folds or tears. 290 pages, no markings or writing. Binding square and tight, spine uncreased. Seller Inventory # NA-4118
Book Description Arizona, 1996. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Printing of the First Edition in paperback of this study of the Grand Canyon in which locations photographed during the 1889-1890 Stanton Expedition are photographed again about 100 years later. An interesting portrait of change and persistence in the area of the Grand Canyon with extensive about narrative about the natural environment of the region and commentary on the comparisons and contrasts. 290 pages, illustrated. Very light general wear. Seller Inventory # 008387
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Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0816515786
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