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John Wesley Powell (March 24, 1834 – September 23, 1902) was a . soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions

John Wesley Powell (March 24, 1834 – September 23, 1902) was a . soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. passage through the Grand Canyon.

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John Wesley Powell () was a US soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major . This book dealt with the unbelievable adventure conducted by John Wesley Powell, running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and climbing its walls with one arm!

John Wesley Powell () was a US soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. This book dealt with the unbelievable adventure conducted by John Wesley Powell, running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and climbing its walls with one arm! This book was taken from John Wesley Powell's personal diary that he created on this adventure and makes for very interesting reading.

Powell was a naturalist, explorer, and former army officer. In August, after travelling through many canyons, the group reached the Grand Canyon

Powell was a naturalist, explorer, and former army officer. Although his right arm had been amputated above the elbow B) , he never turned away from danger. In August, after travelling through many canyons, the group reached the Grand Canyon. It often rained in torrents and cloudbursts. Mile after mile, day after day, the vast gorge of the Colorado twisted on through the earth, E). They had seen a few ancient ruins, but no sign that any living Indians ever came down to the river.

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Canyons of the Colorado - John Wesley Powell. On my return from the first exploration of the canyons of the Colorado, I found that our journey had been the theme of much newspaper writing. A story of disaster had been circulated, with many particulars of hardship and tragedy, so that it was currently believed throughout the United States that all the members of the party were lost save one.

John Wesley Powell, (born March 24, 1834, Mount Morris, New York, .  . died September 23, 1902, Haven, Maine), American explorer, geologist, and ethnologist, best known for his exploration of the upper portion of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Early life and initial explorations. Powell was the fourth child of English immigrants Joseph Powell, a tailor, farmer, and itinerant Methodist preacher, and Mary Dean, a missionary. Powell named many other features of the Grand Canyon during the voyage, including Silver Creek (which he later renamed Bright Angel Creek).

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Since we left the Colorado Chiquito we have seen no evidences that the tribe of Indians inhabiting the plateaus on either side ever come down to the river; but about eleven o'clock to-day we discover an Indian garden at the foot of the wall on the right, just where a little stream with a narrow flood plain comes down through a side canyon. Along the valley the Indians have planted corn, using for irrigation the water which bursts out in springs at the foot of the cliff. The corn is looking quite well, but it is not sufficiently advanced to give us roasting ears; but there are some nice green squashes. We carry ten or a dozen of these on board our boats and hurriedly leave, not willing to be caught in the robbery, yet excusing ourselves by pleading our great want. -from "August 26" Sometimes published under the name The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, but more properly known by its original title, Canyons of the Colorado is the gripping personal account of the first navigation of the Colorado River, in 1869, by the man who led the journey. American geologist and explorer JOHN WESLEY POWELL (1834-1902), head of the Powell Geographic Expedition and later director of the U.S. Geological Survey, here regales us with the thrilling tale of the ten-man team and its assignment to map the last unmapped regions of the western territories of the United States. The highlight of their three-month trip: the first known river journey through the wildness of the Grand Canyon. This replica of the 1895 edition includes all the original halftone illustrations. A classic of real-life adventure literature, it continues to captivate armchair explorers today.
Ceck
Not done reading this yet, but beyond the halfway point. An excellent narrative of John Wesley Powell's exploration of the Southwest, with vivid descriptions and a fluid writing style. Powell is particularly erudite and uses effective vocabulary. It is amazing that he is well-versed in history, geology, astronomy, geography, paleontology, archaeology and an appreciation of indigenous culture. There are also scenes of harrowing river runs, wrecked boats, and humorous episodes like Powell being rescued by a fellow explorer who dangled his drawers over a precipice so that Powell could grab them and get pulled up. All this is all-the-more-amazing when one realizes that Powell lost an arm previously in the Civil War.
The advantage of the Kindle version is the ease of using the dictionary or pursuing a topic further. However, there are a number of grammatical errors (not present in the printed version). Also, the Kindle version does not include the illustrations (they are, however, referenced), so I read some pages in the Kindle version then take the book and view the illustrations.
Quemal
There are no etchings, photos, or images included in this publication which the original publication had. I am returning this book.
blac wolf
I really loved this book. Powell and Muir are my heros. To live in the time they did, and seek out what they did (Powell with only one arm!) they were truly amazing men. They way he describes the landscape is amazing, makes me want to be there. Muir has the same effect on me. As a geologist I am jealous of the time they lived in. The books really bring it out. Naming Lake Powell after the man is sacrilegious.
Hellmaster
Powell, a man larger than life, describes his exploration of The Canyon in terms that match the scale of the marvel itself. Those of us who have seen this wonder are brought back to the rimrock and shown its character from the bottom up with awe and intimacy that can only be expressed by the original explorer. I look forward to revisiting the mighty canyon of the Colorado over and over as I re-read this work in the future. Read also the magnificent biography of the man "A River Running West" and the late Ed Abbey' s homage to the canyonlands, "Desert Solitaire" to better appreciate the complex region and the complex men that explored and inhabit it.
Uleran
I enjoyed the book but was disappointed because there were many captions that apparently were supposed to have been with pictures. The Kindle version had no pictures. It would have been nice to have had some maps so I could tell more about the areas I was reading about. I would love to see the real book to see what I missed in the Kindle version.
Lanin
Great book!
WUNDERKIND
I ordered this for the photographs; there are no photographs.
The first trip down the Colorado was without a doubt a daring adventure. Nobody knew what was involved, or even if the river could be run. The area was completely unexplored; there would have been no possibility of rescue if things had gone wrong. And the people that made the trip didn't know the first thing about running a river and were poorly equipped for doing so. The words of the leader of the expedition as he describes the trip are in places fascinating.
Unfortunately, as Dolnick ("Down the Great Unknown") and others have pointed out, the account was written several years after the trip and in cases the details contradict Powell's own notes made during the expedition and the journals of others on the trip. Powell's account may suffer from "editing" as he tried to embellish his legacy and to bolster his political position in Washington.
In spite of the need to be skeptical about accepting everything Powell says, it was enjoyable to read.
Canyons of the Colorado ebook
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John Wesley Powell
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