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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

The Promise Of The Grand Canyon

The Promise Of The Grand Canyon

"John Wesley Powell's first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869 counts among the most dramatic chapters in American exploration history. When the Canyon spit out the surviving members of the expedition--starving, battered, and nearly naked--they had accomplished what other

ISBN10 : 9780143128953 , ISBN13 : 0143128957

Page Number : 416

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

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

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

First Through The Grand Canyon

First Through The Grand Canyon

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references

ISBN10 : 0530609061 , ISBN13 : 9780530609065

Page Number : 318

Seeing Things Whole

Seeing Things Whole

John Wesley Powell was an American original. He was the last of the nation's great continental explorers and the first of a new breed of public servant: part scientist, part social reformer, part institution builder. His work and life reveal an enduringly valuable way of thinking about land, water,

ISBN10 : 9781610913249 , ISBN13 : 1610913248

Page Number : 402

The Grand Canyon Expedition

The Grand Canyon Expedition

Explore one of the nation’s greatest natural wonders and celebrate the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park with this grand voyage. Join John Wesley Powell’s expedition to explore one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, and one of the last unmapped portions of the continental United S

ISBN10 : 9781423651673 , ISBN13 : 1423651677

Page Number : 288

The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile

An award-winning Outside magazine writer documents the 1983 Colorado River flood that threatened the region with a catastrophic dam failure and prompted oarsman Kenton Grua's near-suicidal effort to navigate the turbulent waters of the Emerald Mile on a small wooden dory to achieve a world speed rec

ISBN10 : 9781439159866 , ISBN13 : 1439159866

Page Number : 448

Over The Edge

Over The Edge

Two veterans of decades of adventuring in Grand Canyon chronicle the complete and comprehensive history of Canyon misadventures. These episodes span the entire era of visitation from the time of the first river exploration by John Wesley Powell and his crew of 1869 to that of tourists falling off it

ISBN10 : 0984785825 , ISBN13 : 9780984785827

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