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Down the Colorado : John Wesley Powell, the one-armed explorer

Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Publisher: New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Although John Wesley Powell's minister father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the wonders of the natural world, he was determined to take the path of science. Even after losing his right arm below the elbow in battle during the Civil War, Wes would not be deterred from his dream of leading the first scientific expedition down the Colorado  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Wesley Powell
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN: 0374318387 9780374318383
OCLC Number: 65521603
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm.
Responsibility: Deborah Kogan Ray.
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Although John Wesley Powell's minister father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the wonders of the natural world, he was determined to take the path of science. Even after losing his right arm below the elbow in battle during the Civil War, Wes would not be deterred from his dream of leading the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Braving treacherous rapids and perilous waterfalls, Major Powell would surpass all expectations and return home a national hero.

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