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The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Penguin Classics)

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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.

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine’s list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell’s first-person account of his crew’s unprecedented odyssey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon. A bold foray into the heart of the American West’s final frontier, the expedition was achieved without benefit of modern river-running equipment, supplies, or a firm sense of the region’s perilous topography and the attitudes of the native inhabitants towards whites.

Synopsis:

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:
9780142437520
Introduction:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Introduction:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Introduction:
Stegner, Wallace
Author:
Stegner, Wallace
Author:
Powell, John Wesley
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Canyons
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Subject:
Southwest, New Description and travel.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.82x5.04x.76 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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