Standing Up Country: The Canyon Lands of Utah and Arizona
"Standing Up Country," the late historian C. Gregory Crampton's classic "biography" of the elaborately carved sandstone country of southeastern Utah ... Show synopsis "Standing Up Country," the late historian C. Gregory Crampton's classic "biography" of the elaborately carved sandstone country of southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona, returns to print in this lavishly illustrated, colorful new edition. This land of unparalleled grandeur is one of the earth's great places, and its recorded history is as old as the United States itself. However, for most Americans, the region remained largely terra incognita until 1921, when the groundwork was laid for the eventual construction of Glen Canyon dam and the creation of Lake Powell. Dr. Crampton led the survey team that catalogued all significant archeological and historical sites that would be inundated by the reservoir, and Standing Up Country is based in large part on that fieldwork. The original edition, published in 1964, inspired a whole new generation of photographers -- including George H.H. Huey, Tom Till, Jay Dusard, Mark Klett, Christopher Burkett, and Linda Connor -- to discover the scenic beauty of the canyon country for themselves. This edition includes some of their most spectacular work, plus rare historical maps and photographs, some of which have never appeared in print before.