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Book:A river running west : the life of John Wesley Powell / Donald Worster.:2002. Book A river running west : the life of John Wesley Powell / Donald Worster.
A river running west : the life of John Wesley Powell / Donald Worster.
Author: Worster, Donald 1941-
Publication year: 2002.
Language: English
Call Number F788 .W67 2002
Media class: Book
Publisher: Oxford ;New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195156355 0195156358
Notes:
Originally published: 2001.
Extent: xiii, 673 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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Description:
"John Wesley Powell led the expedition that put the Colorado River on American maps and revealed the Grand Canyon to the world ... Worster details the entirety of Powell's life, but at the heart of his biography is Powell's epic journey down the Colorado in 1869 -- a tale of harrowing experiences, lethal accidents, and breathtaking discoveries"--P. [4] of cover.
Prologue : Green River Station, 1869 -- pt. 1. Northern Days. A mission to America -- Rising on the prairie -- The hornet's nest of war -- pt. 2. Canyons of the Colorado. Westward the naturalist -- Down the great unknown -- Surveying the high plateaus -- Kapurats -- The sublimest thing on earth -- Democracy encounters the desert -- pt. 3. Washington, D.C. -- Myths and maps -- Redeeming the earth -- The problem of the West -- Journey's end.

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