Canyons of the Colorado by John Wesley Powell. About The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons. By John Wesley Powell . Their assignment: to fill in t… The personnel are ten: Major John W. Powell, one-armed Civil War veteran, later head of the U. S. Geological Survey) and nine geologists, geographers, scouts, and adventurers. Read 97 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 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. The present report does not include a narrative of the second descent of the river in 1871-1872, a detailed account of which may be found in F.S. Publication date 1961 ... 14 day loan required to access EPUB and PDF files. Format ... United States local history: New Southwest. The material you're about to read is directly from Powell's report of his "journey into the great unknown." Books to Borrow. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell is a classic of American exploration literature.It is about the Powell Geographic Expedition of 1869 which was the first trip down the Colorado River by boat, including the first trip through the Grand Canyon.. LibriVox Recording of Canyons of the Colorado or The exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons by John Wesley Powell, read by LibriVox Volunteers. London. The Physical Object Pagination xiv, 16-400p. 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. Classifications Library of Congress. On maps, it was a blank spot covering several degrees of latitude and marked "unexplored." 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. In 1869 he set out to explore the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. Powell .. pt. by J. W. Powell : The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons ISBN : # | Date : 1961-06-01 Description : PDF-60d77 | Full text of Powell’s 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons . Prior to Powell's expedition, virtually nothing was known of the huge swatch of land between western Colorado and Nevada. It was a bleak, waterless and tortured land. The material you're about to read is directly from Powell's report of his "journey into the great unknown." 1, with six chapters added, were pub. Edition Notes Facsimile reprint of 1st ed., published as 'Canyons of the Colorado', Flood & Vincent, 1895. ‎The time is 1 p.m., May 24, 1869. Download This eBook. IN COLLECTIONS. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons book. Dellenbaugh's A canyon voyage, New York, 1908 Chapters 1-9 of pt. Colorado River, Canyon, and Valley: Subject: Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) Subject: Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Subject: United States -- Discovery and exploration Category: Text: EBook-No. Background Material . The exploration of the Colorado River and its canyons by Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902. 240 illustrations. This edition published in 1961 by Dover, Constable in New York, . later (Meadville, Pa., 1895) under title: Canyons of the Colorado, by J.W. Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Time Period: 1869 . The explorations of the Colorado River and its canyons. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons, during exploration of last unknown part of continental U.S. Also includes Powell's account of the 1870 trek along the Uinta and later reflections. 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