Canyon-themed books win outdoor awards

Three Grand-Canyon-related books were among those winning the 2007 National Outdoors Book Awards.

These awards, sponsored by the NOBA Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, are given in 10 individual categories.

In the Outdoor Adventure Guidebook category, the winner was "Guide to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon," by Tom Martin and Duwain Whitis and published by Vishnu Temple Press, Flagstaff. Martin is a physical therapist at Grand Canyon Clinic and is co-director of the wilderness advocacy group River Runners for Wilderness. He is also author of "Day Hikes From the River."

In the Nature and Environment category, the winner was "Condors in Canyon County: The Return of the California Condor to the Grand Canyon Region," by Sophie A. H. Osborn and published by Grand Canyon Association. Osborn worked as a condor biologist with the Peregrine Fund, which is leading the reintroduction effort.

In the History category, the winner was "The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River," by Brad Dimock, Fretwater Press, Flagstaff.


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