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Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon

Author: Edward Dolnick
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on the journals of the great explorer of the Grand Canyon to offer a detailed account of his meticulous, often perilous journey through the famous canyon.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Dolnick
ISBN: 006019619X 9780060196196
OCLC Number: 46951846
Description: viii, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The challenge --
The crew --
The launch --
Ashley Falls --
Paradise --
Disaster --
Shiloh --
The hornests' nest --
Hell's half mile --
Fire --
The first milestone --
Hoax --
Last taste of civilization --
Trapped --
"Hurra! Hurra! Hurra!" --
Outmatched --
Flash flood --
To the Taj Mahal --
Grand Canyon --
Time's abyss --
The great unknown --
Sockdolager --
Fight --
Misery --
Separation rapid --
Deliverance --
The vanishing.
Responsibility: Edward Dolnick.
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Draws on the journals of the great explorer of the Grand Canyon to offer a detailed account of his meticulous, often perilous journey through the famous canyon.

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