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Canyons of the Colorado

John Wesley Powell Ô 8 Free download review ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô John Wesley Powell Free download Canyons of the Colorado Een the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translator. I am an outdoorsman that has backpacked and climbed throughout the Western US and the Northeast I often wonder what were the thoughts of the first men native or others that set eyes on some of the wilderness areas I have traversed John Westley Powell does exactly that by writing in vivid detail feelings and descriptions of the Colorado River Expedition In 1869 Powell set out to explore the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon Gathering nine men four boats and food for 10 months he set out from Green River Wyoming on May 24 Passing through dangerous rapids the group passed down the Green River to its confluence with the Colorado River near present day Moab Utah and completed the journey on August 30 1869 Powell was a scientist geologist and Civil War veteran whose right arm was shot off by a cannonball he was the man who named Glen Canyon and the man Lake Powell was named for He didn t worry about all the details like a knowledgeable crew funds both arms having an experienced crew not knowing if there was a Niagara sized waterfall around the next bend or not and so on he just went He and his crew paid for their inexperience by nearly drowning nearly starving and by misadventure after misadventure but in the end most of their group emerged from the southern end of the Grand Canyon with stories experiences and first hand knowledge of a part of the world that few people had ever seen beforeThree of the crew left the expedition and their fate is in dispute Either killed by Indians or Mormon s being mistaken as Federal Agents at the height of the Federal Government s pursuit of Mormon leaders

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John Wesley Powell Ô 8 Free download review ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô John Wesley Powell Free download Canyons of the Colorado 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 fir. I read this because I was planning a trip down the Colorado and it was worth reading to learn about Wesley s expedition his was the first group of white people to explore this territory and it was such a dangerous trip So for those planning to do the Grand Canyon I recommend it But his writing style is so ponderous everything is in the passive voice that I can t really recommend it just for reading if you are not planning to go there unless you are into the exploration genre

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John Wesley Powell Ô 8 Free download review ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô John Wesley Powell Free download Canyons of the Colorado St 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 euipment supplies or a firm sense of the region’s perilous topography and the attitudes of the native inhabitants towards whitesFor than seventy years Penguin has b. While reading this epic adventure you are forced to remind yourself that John Wesley Powell had lost his right arm at the Battle of Shiloh You have to keep reminding yourself because I believe that he only references the fact once or twice as he s scrabbling up sheer rock faces and frantically paddling to keep his small boat free of boulders and cliff walls as it s careening through rapids The entire mad expedition to map the unnavigable Green River to its confluence with the Grand River which form the even unnavigable Colorado River was made with no financial incentive and was virtually unsubsidized It was made simply to acuire knowledge of the region s geographyI had a few problems with this edition The first problem is the book s first hundred pages in which Powell gives an overview of the geography ethnography and archaeology of the Colorado River Valley he should have had an editor He jumps all over the place up and down the river from subject to subject For a while you try to reread passages then discover you re becoming motion sick and just decide to put your head down and work through it letting all of the facts wash over you but at that it s still a struggleThe book is lavishly illustrated mostly with prints but the illustrations are rarely congruent with the text you are reading so they mainly serve as a distraction And surely somebody at Penguin could have thought to append a couple of maps to this bookAll in all even with these minor annoyances this is a journey I would recommend anybody to take unlike the actual boat journey which you d have to be mental to take

  • Paperback
  • 432
  • Canyons of the Colorado
  • John Wesley Powell
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 9780142437520

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