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The Resource The very hard way : Bert Loper and the Colorado River, Brad Dimock

The very hard way : Bert Loper and the Colorado River, Brad Dimock

Label
The very hard way : Bert Loper and the Colorado River
Title
The very hard way
Title remainder
Bert Loper and the Colorado River
Statement of responsibility
Brad Dimock
Title variation
Bert Loper and the Colorado River
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bert Loper was born in 1869 the very day that Major John Wesley Powell discovered the confluence of the San Juan and Colorado Rivers. Loper spent much of his life devoted to those two streams. But it was never easy. Orphaned and abused, Loper worked most of his life at the very bottom, the nameless grunt in hard rock mines, the sore-backed shoveler on a placer bar, the subsistence rancher on a lonely gravel delta in Glen Canyon. Whatever Loper got, he got the very hard way. But on the muddy whitewater streams of the Southwest, Loper found a joy, a thrill, and a peace. By the time he died at his oars in a Grand Canyon rapid at eighty, he had covered more river, run more boats and known more rivermen than anyone"--Page 4 of cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AZN
Dewey number
  • 797.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
GV782.42.L67
LC item number
D46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The very hard way : Bert Loper and the Colorado River, Brad Dimock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85764356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 456 pages
Isbn
9781892327499
Lccn
2006911324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copies 1-2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Chuck [Charles] Bowden (c. 1). "Advance reading copy, not for sale or distribution"--Cover of c. 2. Items laid in c. 2: Publisher's press release and publication announcement (2 sheets); publisher's advertisements for book and other titles (2 cards). Copy 1 with dust jacket; c. 2 paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)85764356
Label
The very hard way : Bert Loper and the Colorado River, Brad Dimock
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85764356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 456 pages
Isbn
9781892327499
Lccn
2006911324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copies 1-2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Chuck [Charles] Bowden (c. 1). "Advance reading copy, not for sale or distribution"--Cover of c. 2. Items laid in c. 2: Publisher's press release and publication announcement (2 sheets); publisher's advertisements for book and other titles (2 cards). Copy 1 with dust jacket; c. 2 paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)85764356

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