John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy

John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy

by James M Aton

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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: 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874809923
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,300,715
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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