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Rafting Through the Grand Canyon

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A voyage with geologists repeating the first voyage of John Wesley Powell down the Grand Canyon. Includes the geological story of the canyon, and the changes caused by three decades of human intervention.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Chasing the Light [electronic resource]: A Film by Ed George

An artistic journey down the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. An assemblage of Grand Canyon painters and photographers embarked on a twenty-one day river trip through the canyon. The journey was documented on high-definition video and presents a unique opportunity to see these artists working, interacting and talking about the techniques and inspiration of their craft. The excitement of the rapids, the talent, camaraderie and the beauty of February light in the canyon is a binding theme of the film.
Online
2012
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Lost in the Grand Canyon

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Documentary depicts John Wesley Powell's perilous thousand mile expedition through the uncharted canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Boulder Dam: The Pictoral Record of Man's Conquest of the Colorado River

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Reel 1 shows the Colorado River and the arid deserts of the Southwest. Bulldozers build a road to the proposed dam site. A train brings in supplies and materials made throughout the U.S. The dam site is surveyed. Shows Boulder City, Nev., including workmen's dormitories, kitchen, and mess hall. Workers ride to the dam site in trucks and drill and blast out diversion tunnels. Power shovels clear debris. Reel 2, diversion tunnels are blasted open and cofferdams are constructed. Bulldozers and trucks clear excavated material. Sand and gravel is brought in by train and is screened, washed, and graded. Concrete is mixed and is carried by truck and locomotive to the dam site. Reel 3, concrete is poured into forms. Shows the interior of a tunnel, the intake towers, spillways, and penstock v [...]
Online
1937
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Reclamation and the Arid West

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Shows the Colorado River, electric power transmission lines, and a steel plant in operation. A train brings materials, fuel, and workmen to Boulder City to build Boulder Dam. Close-ups are shown of buckets on cable cars dumping cement into the coffer dam. Includes views of the power lines and towers at the dam site, the switches to control the power, and the completed dam; and the farms, homes, and orchards made possible by power and water from the dam.
Online
1936