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John Wesley Powell

Soldier, Explorer, Scientist

by Jean Thor Cook

  • 239 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Filter Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 9-12 Years,
  • Children"s Books

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages78
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11050955M
    ISBN 100865410801
    ISBN 109780865410800
    OCLC/WorldCa82525506

    John Wesley Powell (leader of trip) Walter H. Powell, a captain in the Civil War and John's brother John C. Sumner, a professional guide and outfitter who had guided Powell, his wife, and his students through the Rocky Mountains on previous trips to the West Oramel G. Howland, a printer, editor, and hunter. Buy a cheap copy of Canyons of the Colorado book by John Wesley Powell. One of the great works of American exploration literature, this account of a scientific expedition forced to survive famine, attacks, mutiny, and some of the most Free shipping over $Cited by:

    John Wesley Powell (–) was a soldier, geologist, professor, explorer, and director of the U.S. Geological Survey. In , he embarked on a three-month journey down the Colorado River, which would become the first recorded voyage through the Grand Canyon.   If any man is the perfect subject for a new biography, it has to be John Wesley Powell. The Civil War hero who lost most of his right arm at the Battle of .

    In Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West. The book is a remarkable account of how John Wesley Powell explored the Grand Canyon on more than one expedition. It includes I was able to download the book to my Kindle e-reader but, while the illustrations were noted, they were not viewable/5.


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John Wesley Powell’s most popular book is The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its John Wesley Powell has books on Goodreads with ratings. Home. John Wesley Powell $ - $ A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition Down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and.

Online shopping for Books from a great selection of Literary, Genre Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure, Poetry, Erotica & more at everyday low prices. This is an excellent book that tells the story of John Wesley Powell's river trip through the Grand Canyon. It relies on primary source documents, such as diaries and notes taken by the adventurers.

The author also interviewed modern adventurers who have taken boat trips through the dangerous rapids of the Colorado by: 4. “John Wesley Powell: explorer, writer, geologist, anthropologist, land planner, bureaucrat. Which one do we focus on?” This is the question author James M.

Aton poses at the beginning of his biography of Powell, though he soon decides that it is impossible to ignore any facet of Powell Author: James M Aton. On a recent holiday enjoying the American National Parks around the Colorado Plateau we kept coming across the name of John Wesley Powell.

He was famous for mounting the first expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The formidable book commences with Powell's upbringing (Methodism), his elementary schooling and canyon by:   John Wesley Powell, Palmyra and the Book of Mormon. Book of Mormon Evidence - Decem Share on Facebook.

Tweet on Twitter. John Wesley Powell with Tau-gu. The Paiute gave Powell the name "one arm off" in reference to his missing limb. He lost his arm at the Battle of Shiloh during the civil war. John Wesley Powell ( - ) is best known for his expeditions to explore and map the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

He was instrumental in the formation of the U.S. Geological Survey, which he headed for thirteen years, and is known as the father of the reclamation movement.

century by the American geologist John Wesley Powell. The Colorado River and its tributaries cross great structural upwarps. Rather than flowing around domes or plunging folds, the rivers carved canyons into what appears to be paths of greatest resistance.

One theory posed by Powell for such relationships is that of. A Look Back at the Legendary First Descent of the Grand Canyon. John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers in can easily be anointed the greatest first descent of all time.

Other river journeys throughout history have covered greater distances, opened better trade routes, and run bigger whitewater. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. John Wesley Powell's arid lands report was the first to argue that the American West could not support a conventional system of agriculture and that its lands could not sustain unlimited development.

He recognized that water was a more precious resource than land, that rainfall could never support agriculture in the region, and that controlled irrigation offered the best use of its natural Cited by: 7. The story of John Wesley Powell is a classic: A one-armed Civil War veteran, with scant assistance from the U.S.

government, organizes a motley crew to chart the "Great Unknown" of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Next year marks the sesquicentennial of the Powell expedition, and publishers are releasing a raft of books revisiting the adventure.

John Wesley Powell () was a U. soldier, geologist, and explorer of the American West. He is famous for the Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first passage through the Grand Canyon/5.

By the time of his death in Haven, Maine on Septemthe expeditions and exploratory spirit of John Wesley Powell had left an indelible mark on America's frontier.

It is a great book about an epic mile journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers through the Grand Canyon inled by a man-John Wesley Powell, who had one arm amputated during the Civil War.

It is a gripping story with lessons on geology, geography, scholarly history, theology, and human psychology.4/5. Discount prices on books by John Wesley Powell, including titles like Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Click here for the lowest price. "Don Lago’s The Powell Expedition: New Discoveries about John Wesley Powell’s River Journeytakes a new, fresh look at the expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers led by John Wesley Powell.

He concentrates especially on the often-overlooked members of the crew, and the events that led to distrust, tension, and the eventual Brand: University of Nevada Press. Down the Colorado: John Wesley Powell Diary of the First Trip Through the Grand Canyon John Wesley () Powell Published by New York E.

Dutton (). John William Powell (July 3, – Decem ) was a journalist and small business proprietor who was most well known for being tried for sedition after publishing an article in that reported on allegations made by Mainland Chinese officials that the United States and Japan were carrying out germ warfare in the Korean news was reported in Shanghai in an English language.

While this book may be about John Wesley Powell, it exaggerates the life events he went through. It makes the book really interesting to read. History has always been a subject I've loved, so it was cool to read a children's book about history/5.

On JanuJohn Wesley Powell strode into a Senate committee room in Washington, D.C., to testify. He was hard to miss, one contemporary comparing him to a sturdy oak, gnarled and seamed.The publications, addresses, and official documents of explorer and scientist John Wesley Powell comprise a body of work representing many of the great historical movements and intellectual landscapes of 19th century America.

Powell's work yields an astonishing array of contributions to geology, geography, anthropology and ethnography, environmental history, Native American Studies, and.