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In search of the Grand Canyon

Author: Mary Ann Fraser
Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 1995.
Series: Redfeather books.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In spite of nearly continuous disasters, including the loss of supplies, raging rapids, and personality clashes, John Wesley Powell and his band of hardy explorers became the first white men to chart the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Fraser traces Powell's three-month journey down the river in this informative text, which also quite clearly conveys the danger, excitement, and nonstop action of the adventure.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Fraser
ISBN: 0805034951 9780805034950
OCLC Number: 31290161
Description: 70 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Testing the waters --
Mishaps and disasters --
Indians of the canyon --
The grand Colorado River --
Fates tied together.
Series Title: Redfeather books.
Responsibility: Mary Ann Fraser ; with illustrations by the author.

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In spite of nearly continuous disasters, including the loss of supplies, raging rapids, and personality clashes, John Wesley Powell and his band of hardy explorers became the first white men to chart the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Fraser traces Powell's three-month journey down the river in this informative text, which also quite clearly conveys the danger, excitement, and nonstop action of the adventure. She relied heavily on Powell's writings and the journals of other crew members and has included many passages in her work. Readers will enjoy her account of the trip, as well as her observations about Powell's farsighted views on water management and on the treatment of Native Americans. A bibliography is supplied.

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