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

Auteur : Deborah Kogan Ray
Éditeur : New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Édition/format :   Livre : Biographie : Public jeunesse : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Personne nommée : John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Public jeunesse
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN : 0374318387 9780374318383
Numéro OCLC : 65521603
Récompenses : Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008
Description : 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm.
Responsabilité : 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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