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Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon Paperback – May 25, 2001
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Flagstaff, AZ-based authors Ghiglieri, a biologist who leads river trips in the Grand Canyon and abroad, and Myers (Fateful Journey: Injury and Death on Colorado River Trips in Grand Canyon), a medical doctor who has treated hundreds of Canyon injuries, have compiled a fascinating chronicle of deaths and dangers in Grand Canyon National Park. The book is arranged by category falls, dehydration, floods, the Colorado River, air crashes, freak accidents, suicides, and murder and at the end of each chapter is a chronological list with names, descriptions, and causes of the accidents. The authors show that most of the deaths, whether of tourists, prospectors, or experienced adventurers, occurred when people failed to pay attention to warning signs or did not use common sense; others are attributed to high testosterone levels. The episodes are engrossing, but one becomes sated with the details after a while. For public and large academic libraries. George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg PA
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"Man Meets Grand Canyon-and Underestimates It" expose a death toll that leaves Mount Everests appalling record in the dust -- Prescott Daily Courier
A must-read for anyone planning on going into the Grand Canyon. whether you are hiking, river running or just visiting. -- Flagstaff Live!
Backpackers will find these tales riveting and the lessons applicable to all rugged hiking. -- Backpacker magazine
It's packed full of information that both men hope will teach readers valuable lessons about safety in Grand Canyon. -- Arizona Daily Sun
Perhaps the park should allow the book to be sold on the Rim Trail. -- Williams-Grand Canyon News --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.