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

Autore: Deborah Kogan Ray
Editore: New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : Pubblico giovane : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Persona incaricata: John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell
Tipo materiale: Biography, Pubblico giovane
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN: 0374318387 9780374318383
Numero OCLC: 65521603
Riconoscimenti: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008
Descrizione: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm.
Responsabilità: 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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