Author Melissa L. Sevigny will be discussing her exciting new book, Brave the Wild River,at the moab_library tomorrow evening at 7pm! The event is free to the public, and we’re excited to hear Sevigny discuss her research into the first women who ran the Colorado.
To get ya prepped, here’s a review by Sophie:
Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon
By Melissa Sevigny
“In the name of science, river running history was made. In 1938, Dr. Elzada Clover and graduate student Lois Jotter were the first women to boat the entire length of the Grand Canyon and the first botanists to document its flora. The epic 43-day trip was envisioned by Clover and guided by pioneering Colorado River boatman, Norm Nevills. The botanical survey of Clover and Jotter is the only one to document the riparian species of the Grand Canyon before the Glen Canyon Dam was built. Through journal entries, letters and newspaper articles Melissa Sevigny has woven a top notch story about river running, women in science and the Colorado River.“
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