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

Verfasser/in: Deborah Kogan Ray
Verlag: New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Jugendliches Publikum : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Name: John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell
Medientyp: Biografie, Jugendliches Publikum
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN: 0374318387 9780374318383
OCLC-Nummer: 65521603
Auszeichnungen: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008
Beschreibung: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm.
Verfasserangabe: 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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