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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

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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
promise of the Grand Canyon
Title variation remainder
John Wesley Powells perilous journey and his vision for the American West
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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
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10677462
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Ross, John F.
Dewey number
978.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Canyons
  • Explorers
  • Soldiers
  • Scientists
  • Conservationists
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West
Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-365) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Into the cauldron -- Osage oranges and pink muckets -- Thinking bayonets -- First thoughts west -- Descent -- The canyon -- Encore -- Fighting the national surveys -- A radical idea -- Taking over Washington -- A tough opponent -- Last stand -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429876
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030283076
  • on1030283076
  • OCoLC
Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Into the cauldron -- Osage oranges and pink muckets -- Thinking bayonets -- First thoughts west -- Descent -- The canyon -- Encore -- Fighting the national surveys -- A radical idea -- Taking over Washington -- A tough opponent -- Last stand -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429876
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030283076
  • on1030283076
  • OCoLC

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