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.
Washington Irving, the first American writer to make his living by his profession, was born April 3, 1783. At the age of six he was introduced to his namesake, George Washington. He studied law but then was sent to Europe because of his health and was to spend 17 years abroad. When he was thirty-five his family's business went bankrupt. It was then that he began to support himself by writing. He wrote letters, essays and short fiction. Washington Irving died in 1859.