The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Google eBook)
Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons, during exploration of last unknown part of continental U.S. 240 illustrations.
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Review: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its CanyonsUser Review - John - Goodreads
It is now 2014. To realize how much John Wesley Powell knew during the time of the Civil War is humbling. He was smart, brave and a very good writer. His dedication of this book is the best and most moving dedication I have ever read. Read this book. Read full review
Review: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its CanyonsUser Review - Riff Denbow - Goodreads
Well written, scientific but entertaining, capital stuff, bully indeed. The courage of these man is inspiring. To dare so greatly, to risk one's life for science, human knowledge, and the accomplishment of doing something never done before. Read full review