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Seeing things whole : the essential John Wesley Powell

Author: John Wesley Powell; William DeBuys
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, ©2001.
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This is an anthology of the major writings of one of the great figures of the 19th century American West, John Wesley Powell. It includes some of his adventure writing, but focuses more on his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902.
Seeing things whole.
Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, c2001
(OCoLC)606578478
Online version:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902.
Seeing things whole.
Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, c2001
(OCoLC)631656820
Named Person: John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell; J W Powell; J W Powell; John Wesley Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wesley Powell; William DeBuys
ISBN: 1559638729 9781559638722
OCLC Number: 46642138
Description: xiii, 388 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I Down the Colorado: Letters from the Wilderness Post --
Selection 1 Party Has Reached This Point in Safety 39 --
Selection 2 Wreck of the No-Name 41 --
Part II Voyage into the Great Unknown --
Selection 3 Through the Grand Canyon from the Little Colorado to the Virgin River 61 --
Part III Among the Natives of the Colorado Plateau --
Selection 4 Camped with the Shivwits and the Fate of the Separated Three 99 --
Selection 5 Ancient Province of Tusayan 107 --
Part IV Report on the Lands of the Arid Region --
Selection 7 Physical Characteristics of the Arid Region 156 --
Selection 8 Land System Needed for the Arid Region 185 --
Part V Nation's Expert --
Selection 9 Trees on Arid Lands 219 --
Selection 10 Lesson of Conemaugh 226 --
Selection 11 Address to the Montana Constitutional Convention 235 --
Part VI Advice for the Century --
Selection 12 Irrigable Lands of the Arid Region 255 --
Selection 13 Non-Irrigable Lands of the Arid Region 281 --
Selection 14 Institutions for the Arid Lands 299 --
Part VII A Philosopher for Humankind --
Selection 15 From Barbarism to Civilization 325 --
Selection 16 Competition as a Factor in Human Evolution 340.
Responsibility: edited by William deBuys.
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