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A river running west : the life of John Wesley Powell

Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Intrepid explorer, careful scientist, talented writer, and dedicated conservationist, Powell led the expedition that put the Colorado River on American maps and revealed the Grand Canyon to the world. In A River Running West, Donald Worster tells the story of Powell's great adventures and describes his historical significance. Worster paints a vivid portrait of how this man emerged from the early nineteenth-century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Worster
ISBN: 0195099915 9780195099911 0195156358 9780195156355
OCLC Number: 44019106
Description: xiii, 673 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A mission to America --
Rising on the prairie --
The hornets' nest of war --
Westward the naturalist --
Down the great unknown --
Surveying the high plateaus --
Kapurats --
The sublimest thing on earth --
Democracy encounters the desert --
Myths and maps --
Redeeming the earth --
The problem of the West --
Journey's end.
Responsibility: Donald Worster.
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This text is an account of the life of John Wesley Powell, the great American explorer and environmental pioneer. It tells the true story of undaunted courage in the American West.  Read more...

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