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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 dangerous rapids known to man remains as fresh and exciting today as it was in 1874.

About the Author

John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) was a professor of geology and director of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including the National Book Award-winning The Spectator Bird and Angle of Repose, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140255690
Introduction:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Author:
Powell, John Wesley
Author:
Stegner, Wallace
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Rivers
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Colorado
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
West
Subject:
Colorado River.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Classic, Nature, Penguin
Series Volume:
vol. 5, no. 77
Publication Date:
19870303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.81x5.13x.91 in. .68 lbs.

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