John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy

John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy

by James M Aton
     
 

Aton beautifully tells the multidimensional stories of Powell's childhood, his military and teaching careers, his famous and exciting explorations of the Colorado River, and the battles he waged from his influential positions within the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology and the United States Geological Survey. This new edition of John Wesley Powell:

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Aton beautifully tells the multidimensional stories of Powell's childhood, his military and teaching careers, his famous and exciting explorations of the Colorado River, and the battles he waged from his influential positions within the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology and the United States Geological Survey. This new edition of John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy, first printed as an issue of the Boise State University Western Writers Series, includes that original biography, but it also features substantial new material, including Aton's interpretations of Powell's writings on exploration, land planning, anthropology, and irrigation, as well as the author's distinguished faculty lecture on Powell and cash-register dams in the Colorado River Basin.

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From the Publisher

"Offers the student of history and of the American West much to mull and think over. The perfect item to slip into one's duffel bag or backpack and read while traveling and contemplating the beauty of the West."—Utah Historical Quarterly
 

"Aton puts forth an interesting take....provides rich context about the national mood and political climate of the times. This book is an enjoyable biography about a remarkable man, and also offers a still-relevant view on many current Western issues."—Denver Westerners Roundup

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874809923
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

James M. Aton is a professor of English at Southern Utah University. He is author of The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green and River Flowing from the Sunrise: An Environmental History of the Lower San Juan

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