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The Resource The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross

The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross

Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West
Title
The promise of the Grand Canyon
Title remainder
John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West
Statement of responsibility
John F. Ross
Title variation
John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A timely, thrilling account of a man who, as an explorer, dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon'and, as an American visionary, waged a bitterly-contested campaign for environmental sustainability in the American West. When John Wesley Powell became the first person to navigate the entire Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon, he completed what Lewis and Clark had begun nearly 70 years earlier'the final exploration of continental America. The son of an abolitionist preacher, a Civil War hero (who lost an arm at Shiloh), and a passionate naturalist and geologist, in 1869 Powell tackled the vast and dangerous gorge carved by the Colorado River and known today (thanks to Powell) as the Grand Canyon. With The Promise of the Grand Canyon, John Ross recreates Powell's expedition in all its glory and terror, but his second (unheralded) career as a scientist, bureaucrat, and land-management pioneer concerns us today. Powell was the first to ask: how should the development of the west be shaped' How much could the land support' What was the role of the government and private industry in all of this' He began a national conversation about sustainable development when most everyone else still looked upon land as an inexhaustible resource. Though he supported irrigation and dams, his prescient warnings forecast the 1930s dustbowl and the growing water scarcities of today. Practical, yet visionary, Powell didn't have all the answers, but was first to ask the right questions
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, John F.
Dewey number
917.91/3044092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q143.P8
LC item number
A865 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Scientists
  • Naturalists
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Naturalists
  • Scientists
  • United States
Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=3645713
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698409989
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6424EEA0-6F51-4373-8101-79F9B3CE9FB1
System control number
  • on1043669925
  • (OCoLC)1043669925
Label
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West, John F. Ross
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=3645713
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698409989
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6424EEA0-6F51-4373-8101-79F9B3CE9FB1
System control number
  • on1043669925
  • (OCoLC)1043669925

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