The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Paperback)

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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 US soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first known passage through the Grand Canyon.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780792266365
ISBN-10: 0792266366
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: June 2002
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: National Geographic Adventure Classics