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The Last River : John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River Exploring Expedition

The Last River : John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River Exploring Expedition

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"The one-armed professor who conquered the mighty Colorado." No European had ever taken boats down the Colorado river and come out alive. In May 1869, ten men boarded four rowboats in Green River City, Wyoming. Three months and 1,000 miles later, just two battered boats carrying six exhausted and starving men emerged from the depths of the Grand Canyon. The Last River tells their remarkable story. The man who challenged the Colorado was different from other explorers. Major John Wesley Powell was a small, bookish, one-armed geology professor from a midwestern farm. Despite his size and the constant pain from the Civil War wound that had cost him his arm, Powell's twin passions -- adventure and scientific exploration -- drew him to the Colorado River. For three months he and nine crew members made their home on the river. They thrilled to riding the rapids and endured the back-breaking labor of transporting boats and cargo past rapids too dangerous to run. They discovered canyons of unsurpassed beauty and gave them names like Music Temple and Canyon of Lodore. They saved each other from drowni...show more
ISBN
9781931414098
Dimensiune
263 x 264 x 10mm
Grosime
47 pages
Format
Hardback
Limba
English
Autor
  Stuart Waldman
Ilustrator
  Gregory Manchess
Serie
Great Explorers
Gen
History Books for Kids
Mikaya Press
9781931414098

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