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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

Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition. On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the Americ

ISBN10 : 006176034X , ISBN13 : 9780061760341

Page Number : 400

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

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

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

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

Down The Colorado

Down The Colorado

After losing part of his arm in the Civil War, John Wesley Powell's passion to explore the natural world would not be deterred and so he kept his dream of exploring the vast Colorado River and all its wonders along the way, including the Grand Canyon, in a colorful biography of a national hero and h

ISBN10 : 0374318387 , ISBN13 : 9780374318383

Page Number : 48