Down the Colorado

Down the Colorado

John Wesley Powell, the One-armed Explorer

Book - 2007
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Although John Wesley Powell's minister father always wanted his son to become a minister like himself, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by shells and rivers, rocks and caverns and other wonders of the natural world, he was determined to take the path of science. Even after losing his right arm below the elbow in battle during the Civil War, Wes would not be deterred from his dream of leading the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Braving treacherous rapids and perilous waterfalls, Major Powell would surpass all expectations and return home a national hero.
Publisher: New York : Francis Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374318383
0374318387
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY POWELL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm

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