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The Resource The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross

The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross

Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West
Title
The promise of the Grand Canyon
Title remainder
John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West
Statement of responsibility
John F. Ross
Title variation
John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When John Wesley Powell became the first person to navigate the entire Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon, he completed what Lewis and Clark had begun nearly 70 years earlier--the final exploration of continental America. The son of an abolitionist preacher, a Civil War hero (who lost an arm at Shiloh), and a passionate naturalist and geologist, in 1869 Powell tackled the vast and dangerous gorge carved by the Colorado River and known today (thanks to Powell) as the Grand Canyon." Powell was a scientist, bureaucrat, and land-management pioneer. "He began a national conversation about sustainable development when most everyone else still looked upon land as an inexhaustible resource. Though he supported irrigation and dams, his prescient warnings forecast the 1930s dust bowl and the growing water scarcities of today. Practical, yet visionary, Powell didn't have all the answers, but was first to ask the right questions
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, John F.
Dewey number
978.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Canyons
  • Explorers
  • Soldiers
  • Scientists
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 46
  • 4
  • First Thoughts West
  • p. 71
  • 5
  • Descent
  • p. 104
  • 6
  • Canyon
  • p. 133
  • 1
  • 7
  • Encore
  • p. 180
  • 8
  • Fighting the National Surveys
  • p. 212
  • 9
  • A Radical Idea
  • p. 243
  • 10
  • Into the Cauldron
  • Taking Over Washington
  • p. 274
  • 11
  • A Tough Opponent
  • p. 300
  • 12
  • Last Stand
  • p. 326
  • p. 5
  • 2
  • Osage Oranges and Pink Muckets
  • p. 24
  • 3
  • Thinking Bayonets
Control code
on1030283076
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
978.02 R7332 ; XX-N ; [A17BP192, #37, 6@$30.00, DLG/mjj].
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1030283076
  • (OCoLC)1030283076
Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 46
  • 4
  • First Thoughts West
  • p. 71
  • 5
  • Descent
  • p. 104
  • 6
  • Canyon
  • p. 133
  • 1
  • 7
  • Encore
  • p. 180
  • 8
  • Fighting the National Surveys
  • p. 212
  • 9
  • A Radical Idea
  • p. 243
  • 10
  • Into the Cauldron
  • Taking Over Washington
  • p. 274
  • 11
  • A Tough Opponent
  • p. 300
  • 12
  • Last Stand
  • p. 326
  • p. 5
  • 2
  • Osage Oranges and Pink Muckets
  • p. 24
  • 3
  • Thinking Bayonets
Control code
on1030283076
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
978.02 R7332 ; XX-N ; [A17BP192, #37, 6@$30.00, DLG/mjj].
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1030283076
  • (OCoLC)1030283076

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