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The Resource Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon, Edward Dolnick

Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon, Edward Dolnick

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Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon
Title
Down the great unknown
Title remainder
John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon
Statement of responsibility
Edward Dolnick
Title variation
Down the great unknown
Title variation remainder
John Wesley Powells 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty Colorado River in wooden rowboats. Six survived. Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, true story
Summary
Draws on the journals of the great explorer of the Grand Canyon to offer a detailed account of his meticulous, often perilous journey through the famous canyon
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170536
Cataloging source
KZF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolnick, Edward
Dewey number
  • 979.1/32
  • 917.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Explorers
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Travel
  • Arizona
  • North America
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon
Label
Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon, Edward Dolnick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Challenge -- Crew -- Launch -- Ashley Falls -- Paradise -- Disaster -- Shiloh -- Hornets' nest -- Hell's half mile -- Fire -- First milestone -- Hoax -- Last taste of civilization -- Trapped -- "Hurra! Hurra! Hurra!" -- Outmatched -- Flash flood -- To the Taj Mahal -- Grand Canyon -- Time's abyss -- Great unknown -- Sockdolager -- Fight -- Misery -- Separation rapid -- Deliverance -- Vanishing
Control code
ocm50657735
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
viii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780060955861
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2001024819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50657735
Label
Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon, Edward Dolnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Challenge -- Crew -- Launch -- Ashley Falls -- Paradise -- Disaster -- Shiloh -- Hornets' nest -- Hell's half mile -- Fire -- First milestone -- Hoax -- Last taste of civilization -- Trapped -- "Hurra! Hurra! Hurra!" -- Outmatched -- Flash flood -- To the Taj Mahal -- Grand Canyon -- Time's abyss -- Great unknown -- Sockdolager -- Fight -- Misery -- Separation rapid -- Deliverance -- Vanishing
Control code
ocm50657735
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
viii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780060955861
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2001024819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50657735

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