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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

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

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 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

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

Down The Colorado

Down The Colorado

One hundred years ago John Wesley Powell set out to explore the Grand Canyon of the Colorado - something no man had attempted before. His official report of the voyage remains one of the great adventure stories in all the literature of the American West.

ISBN10 : OCLC:257977839 , ISBN13 :

Page Number : 168

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