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Comet Talk: Brave the Wild River

Presented by Coconino Community College at Coconino Community College Fourth Street Campus, Flagstaff AZ

Oct 16 2023
Comet Talk: Brave the Wild River

In 1938, botanists Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter embarked on a perilous 43-day expedition down the Colorado River, aiming to conduct the first-ever botanical survey of the Grand Canyon, chronicled in ‘Brave the Wild River’ by Melissa L. Sevigny.

In the summer of 1938, botanists Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter set off down the Colorado River, accompanied by an ambitious expedition leader and three amateur boatmen. No one had surveyed the Grand Canyon’s plants, and they were determined to be the first. In Brave the Wild River, science journalist Melissa L. Sevigny traces their forty-three-day journey, during which they ran rapids, chased a runaway boat, and turned their harshest critic into an ally. Their story is a spellbinding ... view more »



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