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The Powell Expedition

The Powell Expedition

"The Powell Expedition is a thought-provoking, nuanced work that reads at times like a detective story, and it should offer much fodder for historians." —The Wall Street Journal John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon continues to be o

ISBN10 : 9780874175998 , ISBN13 : 0874175992

Page Number : 372

Down The Great Unknown

Down The Great Unknown

0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and a

ISBN10 : 006176034X , ISBN13 : 9780061760341

Page Number : 400

Paddling The John Wesley Powell Route

Paddling The John Wesley Powell Route

On May 24, 1869, John Wesley Powell and nine crewmen in four wooden rowboats set off down the Green River to map the final blank spot on the American map. Three months later, six ragged men in only two boats emerged from the Grand Canyon. And what happened along the rugged 1,000 river miles in betwe

ISBN10 : 9781493034826 , ISBN13 : 1493034820

Page Number : 256

A River Running West

A River Running West

If the word "hero" still belonged in the historian's lexicon, it would certainly be applied to John Wesley Powell. Intrepid explorer, careful scientist, talented writer, and dedicated conservationist, Powell led the expedition that put the Colorado River on American maps and revealed the Grand Canyo

ISBN10 : 0199843708 , ISBN13 : 9780199843701

Page Number : 688

The Promise Of The Grand Canyon

The Promise Of The Grand Canyon

"A bold study of an eco-visionary at a watershed moment in US history."-Nature A timely, thrilling account of a man who, as an explorer, dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon--and, as an American visionary, waged a bitterly-contested campaign for en

ISBN10 : 9780698409989 , ISBN13 : 0698409981

Page Number : 416

Canyons Of The Colorado

Canyons Of The Colorado

Since we left the Colorado Chiquito we have seen no evidences that the tribe of Indians inhabiting the plateaus on either side ever come down to the river; but about eleven o'clock to-day we discover an Indian garden at the foot of the wall on the right, just where a little stream with a narrow floo

ISBN10 : 9781605204147 , ISBN13 : 1605204145

Page Number : 428

The Last River

The Last River

Describes the expedition of professor John Wesley Powell in 1869 to explore the Colorado River from Green River City, Wyoming, to the Grand Canyon which included three months of riding rapids, back-breaking labor, dramatically beautiful canyons, and amazing rescues. By the author of We Asked for Not

ISBN10 : 1931414092 , ISBN13 : 9781931414098

Page Number : 47

A River Running West

A River Running West

John Wesley Powell, the great American explorer and environmental pioneer, embodied the energy, optimism, and westward impulse of the young United States. "A River Running West" is a gorgeously written, magisterial account of this towering figure, a true story of undaunted courage. 42 halftones. 7 m

ISBN10 : 0195156358 , ISBN13 : 9780195156355

Page Number : 673

Beyond The Hundredth Meridian

Beyond The Hundredth Meridian

From the “dean of Western writers” (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize winning–author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety, a fascinating look at the old American West and the man who prophetically warned against the dangers of settling it In Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, Wallace

ISBN10 : 1101075856 , ISBN13 : 9781101075852

Page Number : 496