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John Wesley Powell

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A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell
A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell
by Donald Worster
Hardcover from Oxford University Press
 
Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell
by John Wesley Powell, William deBuys
Hardcover from Shearwater Books
 
Discovering Dinosaurs in the Old West: The Field Journals of Arthur Lakes
by Michael F. Kohl (Editor), et al
Expeditions to Colorado and Wyoming 1877 to 1880
Listed under Paleontology

Hell or High Water: James White's Disputed Passage through Grand Canyon, 1867
by Eilean Adams
Listed under Grand Canyon

Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
by John Wesley Powell, Wallace Earle Stegner
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
 
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
by Wallace Earle Stegner, Bernard DeVoto
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
1992
 
John Wesley Powell's 1869 Exploration of the Green and Colorado Rivers
The River Is Mine: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Exploration of the Green and Colorado Rivers and the Grand Canyon
by Ardian Gill
Paperback from Local Color Press
 
Down the Great Unknown
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
by Edward Dolnick
Edward Dolnick's Down the Great Unknown depicts the "last epic journey on American soil," John Wesley Powell's exploration of the Grand Canyon and the fulminating, carnivorous Colorado River. The book, a model of precision, clarity, and serene passion, outshines, arguably, its bestselling brother-volume, Stephen Ambrose's Undaunted Courage. On May 24, 1869, Powell, an ambitious, autocratic, one-armed Civil War veteran and amateur scientist, and a casually recruited crew of nine--without a lick of white water experience--embarked from an obscure railroad stop in the Wyoming Territory to travel through a region "scarcely better known than Atlantis." Ninety-nine days, 1,000 miles and nearly 500 rapids later, six of the men came ashore in Arizona--the first humans to run the waters of the Grand Canyon. Dolnick tells this story of courage, naiveté, hardship, and petty squabbling simply and authoritatively using entries from the men's journals, deft overviews (we always know where we are), and short science, history, and psychology lessons, as well as the prodigious knowledge of present-day river runners and his own first-hand observations. His prose carries the day: Powell looks like a "stick of beef jerky adorned with whiskers," the boats are "walnut shells," which in rapids are little better than "ladybugs caught in a hose's blast" or "drunks trying to negotiate a revolving door," while the river is a "taunting bully," a "colossal mugger," a "sumo wrestler smothering a kitten," and a notable rock formation looks like what might happen if "Edward Gorey had designed the Bat Cave." Down the Great Unknown brushes against perfection. This is history written as it should be--and too rarely is: enthusiastic, rigorous, painterly, gloriously free of both pedantry and hyperbole. --H. O'Billovitch - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 384 pages
HarperCollins; ISBN: 006019619X; 1 Ed edition (October 23, )
 
A Canyon Voyage: Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition
A Canyon Voyage: Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition Down the Gree-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 187
by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Paperback from University of Arizona Press
1984
 
The Last Canyon
The Last Canyon
by John Vernon
Hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Co
 
John Wesley Powell: Explorer of Grand Canyon (Historical American Biographies)
by Roger A. Bruns
Library Binding from Enslow Publishers, Inc.

Exploring the Earth With John Wesley Powell (Naturalist's Apprentice Biographies)
by Michael Elsohn Ross, Wendy Smith
Library Binding from Carolrhoda Books

Into the Unknown: Major Powell's River Journey
by Peter Anderson, Tom McFarland
Paperback from Falcon
1992
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John Wesley Powell, Soldier, Scientist, and Explorer: Soldier, Scientist, and Explorer (Maynard, Charles W. Famous Explorers of the American West.)
by Charles W. Maynard
Library Binding from Powerkids Pr

The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell (Geological Survey Professional Paper 669)
by Mary C. Rabbitt, Edwin D. McKee, Charles B. Hunt, Luna Bergere Leopold
Paperback from University Press of the Pacific

The Diary of John Wesley Powell (In My Own Words)
by John Wesley Powell, Peter Roop, Laszlo Kubinyi, Connie Roop
Library Binding from Benchmark Books

Canyons of the Colorado
by Joseph Holmes, John Wesley Report on the Exploration of the Colorado River O Powell
Hardcover from Chronicle Books

The Romance of the Colorado River
by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Paperback from Dover Pubns

Red Sky, Red Water: Powell on the Colorado
by Charles Hood
Hardcover from Sun Gemini Pr
1991
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John Wesley Powell and the Anthropology of the Canyon Country
by John W. Powell
Paperback from Grand Canyon Association
1977
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John Wesley Powell: Conquest of the Canyon
by Vada F. Carlson
Library Binding from Harvey House
1974
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In the Footsteps of John Wesley Powell: An Album of Comparative Photographs of the Green and Colorado Rivers, 1871-72 and 1968
by Hal G. Stephens, Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Paperback from Johnson Books
1989
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Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, With a More Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah
by John Wesley Powell
Paperback from Harvard Common Pr
1983
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The Great Unknown: The Journals of the Historic First Expedition Down the Colorado River
by John R. Cooley
Hardcover from Northland Pub
1988
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The Hopi Villages (The Ancient Province of Tusayan)
by John Wesley Powell, Lollie W. Campbell
Hardcover from Filter Press

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Photographed All the Best Scenery: Jack Hillers's Diary of the Powell Expeditions, 1871-1875
by John K. Hillers, Don D. Fowler
Hardcover from University of Utah Press
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John Wesley Powell and the Great Surveys of the American West (World Explorers)
by Ann Graham Gaines, William H. Goetzmann
Library Binding from Chelsea House Pub (Library)
1992
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In Search of the Grand Canyon/Down the Colorado With John Wesley Powell (A Redfeather Book)
by Mary Ann Fraser, John Wesley Powell
Hardcover from Henry Holt & Company, Inc.

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