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.
About the Author
John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) was a professor of geology and director of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including the National Book Award-winning "The Spectator Bird" and "Angle of Repose," which won the Pulitzer Prize.
One of the first American writers to gain acclaim in Europe, Washington Irving was also an essayist, a biographer, an historian, and a diplomat. He is best known for having written the short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," both of which appeared in the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Though he is best known for his short stories, Irving's written works include social and political commentary for the literary magazine Salmagundi, which he helped found, as well as biographies of a number of historical figures including George Washington and the prophet Muhammad. Irving died in 1859 at the age of 76.