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The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (National Geographic Adventure Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

What started as a scientific exploration of uncharted territory quickly turned into a harrowing quest for sustenance and survival. Shaped from Powell’s original field writings, this book is as exciting today as it was when first published in 1874. This handsome new edition from National Geographic Adventure Classics also features an exclusive introduction by adventure historian Anthony Brandt that puts into perspective Powell’s achievement and traces its great legacy across United States history.

Synopsis:

Documents the author's 1874 journey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon lacking modern equipment, topographical information, or knowledge about the area's native inhabitants. Reprint.

Synopsis:

An enthralling adventure narrative, Powell's beloved 1874 classic takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Colorado Territories, the last unmapped region in the country. Maps.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792266365
Introduction:
Brandt, Anthony
Author:
Brandt, Anthony
Author:
Powell, John Wesley
Author:
Earhart, Amelia
Author:
Irving, Washington
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Arizona
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Canyons
Subject:
Colorado River.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Subject:
Southwest, New Description and travel.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
National Geographic Adventure Classics
Series Volume:
Bd.4
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.59x5.31x.75 in. .85 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
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Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Travel » Travel Writing » Exploration

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (National Geographic Adventure Classics) New Trade Paper
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Product details 288 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792266365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Documents the author's 1874 journey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon lacking modern equipment, topographical information, or knowledge about the area's native inhabitants. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , An enthralling adventure narrative, Powell's beloved 1874 classic takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Colorado Territories, the last unmapped region in the country. Maps.
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