Bibliography of the Grand Canyon and Lower Colorado River Regions
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THE GRAND CANON
A Worldwide Bibliography of the Grand Canyon and Lower Colorado River Regions in the United States and Mexico
THE GRAND CANON is a unique bibliography containing 106,000 categorized and augmented citations of publications from around the world in 114 languages, with extensive background and supporting information. It is a bibliographical canon for the Grand Canyon and Colorado River regions in Arizona, Nevada, California, Baja California, and Sonora, including the Colorado River delta and adjacent upper Gulf of California. It cites publications produced between ca. 1535 and 2021. The bibliography project was begun by and has been continued by Earle E. Spamer for nearly 50 years (since 1974).
The series comprises three volumes: "Bibliography and Introduction", "Cartobibliography", and "Grand Canyon: Colossal Mirror" (see a quick list of the contents of these volumes in the frame to the right). All three volumes can be downloaded as single PDFs (see buttons below).
On this website the entire bibliography of more than 13,700 pages is also divided into its 32 subject-specific parts. Each part, as well as other components of Volume 1, can be downloaded as individual PDFs. Many users will prefer this divided presentation because of the widely different subjects covered by the bibliography. All files are extracts from the full volume, retaining original pagination and layout. Use the "JUST THE BIBLIOGRAPHY" tab at the top of this webpage to access the individual parts, and for additional information about them.
Several specialized bibliographies are also available. See the SPECIAL BIOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES and OTHER SPECIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES tabs at the top of the page. [See also the "NEW!" tab.]
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RAVEN'S PERCH COLOPHON
The perched-raven colophon of Raven’s Perch Media recalls this bird’s habit of gathering and caching objects, with a personal appreciation for its mischieviously intelligent interactions with its kind and humans alike.
The raven colophon is a detail from:
“Camp – Colorado Plateau”. By Heinrich Balduin Möllhausen. Lithograph by John J. Young, after original artwork by Möllhausen. (Joseph C. Ives, Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1861, [Part I] General Report, Plate VII.) The complete plate is shown below.
The scene depicts a wintry camp south of the Grand Canyon just southwest of the place where several members of the party descended into Cataract Creek (Havasu Canyon). Möllhausen sketched and described the scene on April 10, 1858, while he was perched in a nearby tree. He noted (in translation here), “a couple of ravens croaked morosely on the bare branches of a dried-up fir tree as they waited impatiently for our departure, so that they could scout around the abandoned camp site for fat morsels.” (Translated from Balduin Möllhausen, Reisen in die Felsengebirge Nord-Amerikas bis zum Hoch-Plateau von Neu-Mexico [Hermann Costenoble, Leipzig, 1861]; see also Balduin Möllhausen's Grand Canyon in the OTHER SPECIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES & VOLUMES tab at the top of this webpage.) The original watercolor painting is now in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (see https://www.cartermuseum.org/collection/character-high-table-lands-1988146). Raven’s Perch Media was created in 2018, but Möllhausen’s remarks on the scene were not discovered until this translation was made.
“Granite Falls.─Kaibab Division.─Grand Cañon.”
By Thomas Moran. Engraved by H. H. Nichols. (Clarence E. Dutton, Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District, U.S. Geological Survey Monograph 2, 1882, Plate XXXI.)
QUICK LIST OF INDIVIDUAL PARTS OF THE GRAND CANON
Volume 1. Bibliography and Introduction
[For DETAILED tables of contents for Volume 1 and for the bibliography only, use buttons at the bottom of this frame]
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1 Bibliographical Publications
General and Particular-Interest Subjects
2. General Publications—Historical, geographical, social, cultural, biographical, popular, and commonplace works
3. The New York Times
5. Publications For People With Disabilities
6. Publications For and By Youth and Young Adults
9. Travel and Trail Guides
10. Colorado River Guides
Specialized Material About the Lower Colorado River Region (below Grand Canyon)—SEPARATE-COVERAGE GROUP
11. Environment, Natural History, and Special Scientific, Technical, or Cultural Issues
12. Water Supply, Management, and Policy
13. Administrative and Management Issues
14. Sociology, Recreation, Education, Economics, and Related Subjects
15. Health and Safety
16. Archaeology and Cultural Resources
17. Native Americans
Environmental, Biological and Earth Sciences
18. Physical Environment
19. Biology and Ecology
20. Glen Canyon Environmental Studies Program
21. Geology and Paleontology
22. Hydrogeology of the Colorado River
23. Geological Field Guides
24. Geologic and Topographic Maps
Graphic, Audio and Digital Media
25. [Introduction to the Cartobibliography]
26. Audio-Visual Works
27. Audio Works and Musical Scores
28. Separate Imagery
29. Computer and Interactive Media
30. Book Reviews and Similar Notices
31. Newspaper Guide
Volume 2. Cartobibliography
[For a DETAILED table of contents for Volume 2, use button at the bottom of this frame]
Section 1. Maps of the 16th–18th Centuries
Section 2. Maps of the 19th–21st Centuries
Section 3. Chronological List of All Items in Sections 1 & 2
Section 4. Guides to Quadrangles Used for Topographic, Geologic, and Other Reference Maps of the United States and Mexico
Volume 3. Grand Canyon: Colossal Mirror
Section 1. Naming "Grand Canyons" Around the World, On Other Worlds, and In the Imagination
Section 2. The Term "Grand Canyon" in Analogy, Metaphor, and Neology
Appendix. Colorado River Nomenclature
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Grand Canyon of Arizona. Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. Colorado River Delta. Delta del Río Colorado. Bibliography. bibliography of the Grand Canyon. bibliography of the Colorado River. Grand Canyon publications. Colorado River publications. Grand Canyon National Park. Kaibab National Forest. Lake Mead. Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Lake Havasu. Lake Imperial. Colorado River. Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. Grand Canyon of Arizona. Grand Canyon books. Colorado River books. Lower Colorado River. Hoover Dam. Boulder Dam. Glen Canyon Dam. Imperial Valley. Valle de Mexicali. Salton Sea. Grand Canyon analogies. Grand Canyon metaphors. Grand Canyon biology. Kaibab Plateau. Grand Canyon Archaeology. Grand Canyon poetry. Juvenile books. Fiction books. Grand Canyon guides. Hiking. Rafting. American Indians of the Grand Canyon. Native Americans of the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon environment. Grand Canyon ecology. Colorado River hydrogeology. Grand Canyon maps. Grand Canyon music. Colorado River music. Newspapers of the Southwest. Balduin Möllhausen. Joseph Christmas Ives. Joseph C. Ives. Steamboat Explorer. Philadelphia. Reaney, Neafie and Co. Andrew J. Carroll. Colorado River rapids. Ecology of the Colorado River. Earle Spamer. Earle E. Spamer. E.E. Spamer.