Dr. Tom Myers grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. His interest and passion for the Grand Canyon began in his youth and he has been hiking and exploring in and around the Canyon most of his life. Co-author of two books, Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon (latest edition is 2012) and Fateful Journey. Over the Edge was co-written with Michael P. Ghiglieri and covers every known death in the Grand Canyon in recorded history. Well-written and easy to read, it is an excellent book for any Canyon enthusiast.
Dr. Myers’ latest publication (2015) is Flipped Out for Grand Canyon, an collection of spectacular whitewater and Mother Nature images at her most unusual and amazing. You’ll see incredible boat flips, from the early days to current times of river running, lizards eating other lizards, a bear along the river, wildlife rarely seen and so much more! It is truly a Grand Canyon enthusiast’s photographic treasure. Compiled and written with co-author Bronze Black, all proceeds from the book benefit Grand Canyon Youth.
Along with colleagues Christopher C. Becker, M.T. (A.M.T.) and Lawrence E. Stevens, Ph.D., Dr. Myers published Fateful Journey in 1999. This exhaustively researched and meticulously documented book tells the story of Grand Canyon river running safety from Powell’s historic exploration in 1869 through present day. Dispelling the romantic myth of modern river running as a high-risk endeavor, Dr. Myers explains how injuries sometimes occur and offers common sense advice on how to avoid them.