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Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902

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Works: 917 works in 1,691 publications in 2 languages and 41,947 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Diaries  Bibliography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
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Roles: Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Honoree, Cartographer, Manufacturer , Composer, Correspondent, Publisher, Other
Classifications: F788, 979.13
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Most widely held works by John Wesley Powell
The exploration of the Colorado River and its canyons by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
33 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The uncut version of Powell's narrative covering his exploration of the Colorado River
Anthropology of the Numa; John Wesley Powell's manuscripts on the Numic peoples of Western North America, 1868-1880 by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States : with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
14 editions published between 1876 and 2009 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major Powell's famous 1878 report to the Secretary of the Interior outlines the features of the West's arid regions, and warns against the consequences of trying to impose on a dry country the habits formed in a wet one
Canyons of the Colorado by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
25 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first passage of European Americans through the Grand Canyon. Powell served as second director of the US Geological Survey (1881-1894), and was also the director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, where he supported linguistic and sociological research
A canyon voyage; the narrative of the second Powell expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the explorations on land, in the years 1871 and 1872 by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh ( Book )
8 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States, with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
20 editions published between 1878 and 1983 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to the study of Indian languages with words, phrases and sentences to be collected by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
52 editions published between 1877 and 1999 in English and French and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected prose of John Wesley Powell by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the footsteps of John Wesley Powell : an album of comparative photographs of the Green and Colorado rivers, 1871-72 and 1968 by Hal G Stephens ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries : explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by John Wesley Powell ( )
21 editions published between 1875 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Map and profile in pocket. Chapters 1-9 of pt. 1, with six chapters added, were pub. later (Meadville, Pa., 1895) under title: Canyons of the Colorado, by J.W. Powell ... pt. 1. History of the explorations of the cañons of the Colorado [May 24-Sept. 20, 1869] Report on a trip to the mouth of the Dirty Devil River [May 27-July 11, 1872] by A.H. Thompson.--pt. 2. On the physical features of the valley of the Colorado.--pt. 3. Zoology: Abstracts of results of a study of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, by Elliott Coues. Addendum A. The cranial and dental characters of Geomydæ, by Elliott Coues. Addendum B. Notes on the salamander of Florida (Geomys Tueza) by G.B. Goode. The present report does not include a narrative of the second descent of the river in 1871-1872, a detailed account of which may be found in F.S. Dellenbaugh's A canyon voyage, New York, 1908
Tribes of California by Stephen Powers ( Book )
3 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 3 consists of individual chapters describing the native people in California. The preface explains that the reader must set aside their concepts of native people based on the Dakota or the tribes found on the East Coast. Information was gathered mainly in the 1870s (largely between 1871 and 1872) and the work consists of descriptions of customs, fables, tatoos, culture, tools, weapons, worship,songs, botany and other important aspects of cultural and social life. Each tribe described contains a unique information set to describe aspects of life experienced with the tribe during the survey
Introduction to the study of Indian languages : with words, phrases and sentences to be collected by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indian linguistic families of America : north of Mexico by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
26 editions published between 1800 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of the Public Lands Commission created by the act of March 3, 1879, relating to public lands in the western portion of the United States and to the operation of existing land laws by United States ( Book )
6 editions published between 1880 and 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to North American ethnology ( Book )
in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First through the Grand Canyon by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hopi villages : the ancient province of Tusayan by John Wesley Powell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States : with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah. With maps by Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (U.S.) ( Book )
4 editions published between 1879 and 1975 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost in the Grand Canyon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary depicts John Wesley Powell's perilous thousand mile expedition through the uncharted canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers
 
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Alternative Names
John Wesley Powell
Powell , J. W.
Powell, J.W. 1834-1902
Powell, J. W. (John Wesley), 1834-1902
Powell, John
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Powell, John W. 1834-1902
Powell, John Wesley
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Powell, Wes 1834-1902
Wesley Powell, John 1834-1902
Languages
English (400)
French (1)
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