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 follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the 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, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374318383
Call Number: 921 POWELL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm
Subjects: Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Amputees -- Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities -- Juvenile literature.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Juvenile literature.
Alternative Title: Down the Colorado.


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