The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

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One of the great works of American exploration literature, this account of a scientific expedition forced to survive famine, attacks, mutiny, and some of the most dangerous rapids known to man remains as fresh and exciting today as it was in 1874.

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine’s list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell’s first-person account of his crew’s unprecedented odyssey ...

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Overview

One of the great works of American exploration literature, this account of a scientific expedition forced to survive famine, attacks, mutiny, and some of the most dangerous rapids known to man remains as fresh and exciting today as it was in 1874.

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine’s list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell’s first-person account of his crew’s unprecedented odyssey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon. A bold foray into the heart of the American West’s final frontier, the expedition was achieved without benefit of modern river-running equipment, supplies, or a firm sense of the region’s perilous topography and the attitudes of the native inhabitants towards whites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142437520
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/13/2003
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 334,554
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.02 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    Colorado River Rafters' Reading

    A must for those rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Share the adventure without the luxury of a guide's experience and modern comforts. Understand the magnitude of this 'Wonder of the World.'

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