Synopses & Reviews
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons,
recently ranked number four on Adventure
magazines list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powells first-person account of his crews unprecedented odyssey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon. A bold foray into the heart of the American Wests final frontier, the expedition was achieved without benefit of modern river-running equipment, supplies, or a firm sense of the regions 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 Powells 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 Powells achievement and traces its great legacy across United States history.
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.
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.